About Laura Stamer

Laura Stamer

Visual artist Laura Stamer works with photography as a way of questioning space. An investigative observer, Laura’s photographs are often characterised by a subtle and sensuous approach to their subject.
Recent exhibitions include her solo exhibition ‘Reflecting Home’ at SUPEROBJEKT, Copenhagen, the group exhibition SPRING15 at Aarhus Kunsthal and participation in the jury exhibition ‘Nordisk Salong’ (2014) in Helsingborg. Her project 'Reflecting Home' was published in 2015.

“She registers the shadows, corners and the interspaces with a high degree of consistency in the exhibit ‘Reflecting Home’. And in that, she is widely successful in the attempt to communicate a particular corner in the feeling of inhabiting a place.” – Karsten R. S. Ifversen, Politiken (review of Reflecting Home)

Laura is the recipient of several art grants from various foundations including Realdania, The Danish Arts Foundation, L. F. Foght’s Foundation as well as The Dreyer Foundation. 

She has served on the board of the Danish Artists’ Autumn Exhibition during 2013 - 2015.

Laura Stamer received her formal education from the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture during which period she also attended the University of Gothenburg School of Photography.

Statement

My artistic work is a process in which I investigate a particular challenge involving the spaces we occupy as well as the spaces that we create around us. I remain analytical and reflecting towards photography in order to investigate the subject before the aesthetics.

My photographs are often meditative and understated, presenting the viewer with an opportunity for interpretation through his or her own experiences and memories. In my photographs I challenge our notion of the photograph as a reproduction of reality. The images call for attention to comprehend the spatial displacement that occurs as an expression of my own personal interpretation and observation.

» Danish photographer Laura Stamer creates a lyrical space through her understanding of architecture and light. With her artistic approach, a personal relation to the object is expressed. Her way of interpreting space and domesticity is quiet, sensitive and questions our understanding of reality. »

Exhibitions, Books, Teaching, Grants, Other

Exhibitions

2017
Rundetårn / Ultimate Impact

2015
Galleri Grundstof
Helsingør / Helsingborg Kunstforeninger
SUPEROBJEKT
Kunsthal Aarhus / SPRING 15

2014
Nordisk Salong
Participation in the Imago Mundi Project
Kunstnernes Sommerudstilling
Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling

2013
Leth & Gori
DSB Kunstforening

2011
Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling

2010
Fotografisk Center
Gentofte Rådhus

2009
Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling

2008
Kvindernes 100 år på Akademiet

2005
KBH Kunsthal (Architectural model)
Link Up Showcase

Books

2015
Reflecting Home, designed by A2/SW/HK, published by Stamers Forlag

2013
"27 Doors", contribution to the book "At blive grebet", ed. by Lise Lotte Frederiksen

2011
Agenda, published by DAC

2010
Hjemlige Billeder, published by Aristo Forlag

Grants

2016
Stipendieophold på Klitgårdens Refugium

2015
Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond

2014
Realdania
Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond
Dreyers Fond

2013
Statens Kunstfond, arbejdslegat
Stipendieophold på Klitgårdens Refugium

2011
Statens Kunstfond, projektstøtte

2010
Kunstrådets Billedkunstudvalg
Stipendieophold på Klitgårdens Refugium

2009
Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond
Statens Kunstfond, projektstøtte
Dreyers Fond, publikationsstøtte

2008
Akademiets Rejsestipendium
Statens Kunstfond, rejselegat

2006
Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond
Dreyers Fond

2005
Statens Kunstfond, arbejdslegat

2004
Sleipnir Rejselegat
Knud Højgaards Fond

2002
Frøken Marie Månssons Legat
Nordplus Stipendium

Teachings

2012-2015
Workshops at Statens Scenekunstskole

2011-2015
Guest Critic and lecturing at KADK

2007-2009
Workshops at Krabbesholm Højskole

Other

2013-2015
Board Member of the Danish Artist' Autumn Exhibition

Member of BKF (Danish Visual Artists)