Laura Henno is born in Croix (France) in 1976. She lives and works in Paris (France).


After studying photography at the ENSAV of La Cambre, Laura Henno completed film studies at the Fresnoy. Winner of the Prix Découverte des Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles in 2007, the artist has since multiplied solo exhibitions in France and abroad, such as her exhibition M'Tsamboro at the Frac Auvergne (France) en 2024, Outremonde at the Musée de la photographie de Charleroi (Belgique), Ge Ouryao! Porque tienes miedo? at the Wilfredo Lam Center (Cuba) in 2023, Ge Ouryao! Pourquoi t’as peur? at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France) in 2022, Radical Devotion at the Institut pour la Photographie de Lille (France) in 2019, M’Tsamboro at the Ryerson Image Center (Toronto Canada) in 2019, Redemption at the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles (France) in 2018, M’Tsamboro at the BBB Centre d’Art in Toulouse (France) in 2017, as well as her exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki, Finland) in 2011.

Selected for the Villa Albertine, Laura Henno inaugurates the first selection of the new French artist residency in the USA. Laura Henno also participates in numerous group exhibitions such as COLLECTION: 150 photographs from the Bachelot collection, at the Villa Medici (Rome, Italy) in 2022, Diaspora at Home at the Centre for Contemporary Art (Lagos, Nigeria) in 2020, Eldorama at the Tri Postal (Lille, France) in 2018, Persona Grata, at the Mac Val and at the Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, (Paris, France) in 2018, and at the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art (Memphis, USA) in 2017.


Laura Henno is the laureate of numerous awards, including the SAM prize for contemporary art in 2019, the Prix du Jury of the Festival des Champs Elysées 2019 for her film Djo, which was also awarded the Prix Camira at the Festival International du Film Entrevues Belfort in 2018. Her film Koropa received the Equality Diversity Award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2017, the Librarians’ Award at the Angers Premiers Plans Festival 2016 and the Grand Prix at the Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival 2016.


Laura Henno’s work is included in a number of important private and public collections such as the Abattoirs (Toulouse, France), the Fonds Régionaux d’Art Contemporain PACA (France) and Saint Denis (Reunion, France), the MacVal, Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne (France), the BPS22 (Charleroi, Belgium), or the Kadist Foundation (Paris, France).


Laura Henno is represented by Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels, since 2021.