Laurene Praget is a visual artist born in the west of France, graduate in Visual Arts and in Philosophy of Art who lives and works between Mexico and France after years based in Mexico City.
Her work tells about women and girls, from a sensitive, political and organic thought. Telling about beings, lives, processes, behind or within the framework of society.
She conducts sensitive, intimate and political documentary work that testifies and archives lives, realities and pays tribute, mostly in Mexico.
She works through painting, focusing this practice since 2017 on painting portraits of missing women in Mexico City from the notices of disappearance that she encountered daily in the street, as a tribute and to resist against their invisibilization.
After several projects and collaborations about violence against women in Mexico, she began to see her artistic concerns extend toward being present in the world as a woman. She developed projects in both analog and digital photography, using the image as an archiving of women’s (hi)stories within contemporary concerns and using a poetic and intimate vocabulary. She also began to question her own relationship to this world, she seeking a sensitive form of undamaged femininity requiring a healing process. Within this movement, she began to involve her own body in her projects to observe and try to express her vision of an essence of femininity, connected to the Earth and other women, documenting the strength of vulnerability, through self portrait video and more broadly through experimental and intimate video poetry.