Laura Acosta is a Colombian-Canadian transdisciplinary artist that works with textiles, performance, and audio-visual installations to create spaces of otherness, putting into question the relationship between our bodies and the space around us. Through surreal scenographies she explores themes of identity, dislocation, representation and performativity, with the intention of analyzing and de-constructing the absurd structures and patterns we dwell within. Collaboration is at the core of Laura’s practice, working with other artists across disciplines to achieve new aesthetic languages.
She has exhibited her solo and collective work throughout Canada and Latin America and has received a nomination for the longlist of the Sobey art award from the National Gallery of Canada in 2023, as well as the Plein Sud award in 2021. Throughout her career she has received the support of Canada Arts Council and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for her projects.
Laura holds a diploma in Fine Arts from Fanshawe College, an interdisciplinary BFA with a special focus on textiles and sculpture from and NSCAD University, as well as an MFA in Fibres and Material studies from Concordia University, where she is currently the Head of Wardrobe in the Theatre Department.