Laura Besançon (b:1993, Malta) is a Maltese artist.
During her undergraduate degree in Communications and Psychology at the University of Malta, Laura began to turn towards an artistic approach in researching her fields of studies. In 2017-2019 she pursued an MA Photography degree at the Royal College of Art where she developed a multifaceted practice.
Central to Laura’s practice are notions of play, connectivity and place explored through a playful approach which often utilises various communication tools as part of the process. She is also interested in turning things around through appropriation, reconfiguration, shifting perspectives and playful action. Her work also explores the concept of the in-between and seeming dualities.
She was a finalist for the 2019 MTV RE:DEFINE Award by the Goss-Michael Foundation and recently, the 2020 Aesthetica Art Prize and the 2021 Next Thing Moving Image Award with her participatory project “Alone, Together” (2018- ongoing).
Laura is currently a resident artist at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris (Institut Francais Residency Program x Cite des arts) until January 2023. She was a resident artist at ZK/U Center of Art and Urbanistics in Berlin between March and May 2022.
She is currently also lead artist, as part of the School Playscape project. An artistic and co-design project resulting in a community garden and playscape.