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, and an approach leaving space for chance and the unexpected, provide the material for investigating perceptive thresholds, suspended between concrete experience and abstraction.

"En plein air" research and the physical relationship with the environment where she works are important components of her creative process. 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. 

Viale’s projects take shape through a wide range of media including drawing, photography, 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 PAV - Centro Sperimentale d‘Arte Contemporanea, the 14th Rome Quadriennale - Anteprima Torino, the Museum of Natural Science, and the Festival Internazionale Cinemambiente in Turin; Triennale in Milan; Gallerie degli Uffizi and Museo Marino Marini in Florence; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce in Genoa; Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea and MART in Trento; Heinrich Gebert Kulturstiftung Appenzell; Italian Cultural Institute and Académie royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.

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 co-founder 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.