Laura Arena is a multidisciplinary artist, activist, designer, and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. Arena’s work encompasses photography, video, installation, writing, and social interventions with a focus on storytelling, healing modalities, human rights causes, gameplay, race, and identity. She has exhibited in galleries and festivals worldwide, and has participated in events in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Arena has attended residencies and workshops in Greenland, Iceland, Romania, Hungary, Palestine, Turkey, Czech Republic and the United States.
Arena’s work has been included in recent exhibitions, such as, Mapping Tbilisi’s Chakras for the Tbilisi Triennial and Artisterium 2018, Tbilisi, Georgia; Learning How to Fly for Artsakh Fest in Stepanakert in Artsakh. Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things at the New York Film Festival, New York; and Second Sundays at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn. She has recently partaken in residencies including Ilulissat Kunstmuseum Residency, Greenland; Institute of Contemporary Art, Yerevan, Armenia; Center of Contemporary Art, Tblisi, Georgia; and was recently invited to Moldova, Italy, Greece and Spain.