Laura Viale (Turin, 1967) is based in Brussels. She has been dedicated to artistic reseach since the late 1990s.
In her work nature and artifice, reality and fiction, provide the material for investigating perceptive thresholds, suspended between concrete experience and abstraction. Through nature – in urban contexts as well as in wild places – she questions spaces of possible intersection between the external world and interiority. Her “landscapes” are invitations to cultivate a contemplative way of seeing the world, which, beyond its personal significance, is an important practice to relate to the environment.
Her projects take shape through a wide range of media including photography, drawing, installation, video and digital techniques.
An artist-in-residence at the Djerassi Foundation in California, the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, and the Fondation La Napoule in France, she has shown her work in museums, art galleries, and institutions, including the Italian Cultural Institute and the Académie royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels; the Heinrich Gebert Kulturstiftung Appenzell; Triennale in Milan; PAV – Centro Sperimentale d‘Arte Contemporanea, 14th Rome Quadriennale – Anteprima Torino, Museum of Natural Science, and Festival Internazionale Cinemambiente in Turin;  Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce in Genoa; Museo Marino Marini in Florence; Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea and MART in Trento.
In 2015 she created and curated “‘a due’. Arte Contemporanea in Italia e Belgio”, a three-year project opening a dialogue between Italian and Belgian artists at the Italian Cultural Institute of Brussels. She is among the founders of MODO, a cultural association based in Brussels, aimed at stimulating the dialogue on the centrality and importance of artwork in today’s perpetual panorama of instant images.