Laura C. Vela’s work focuses on the everyday, the infinitely small, and the relationship human beings share with their surroundings. She perceives photography as a way of placing herself in the world and a means of communicating with others.
She published her first book, Vorhandenheit, in 2014, which was reissued in 2020. In 2016 she collaborated on Subculturcide, a book about Madrid during the 2010s. She was a selected artist at Plat(t)form 2018 (Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland) and in May 2019 she published her first photo book, Como la casa mía, with the publishing house Dalpine.
In July 2020 she published Las cosas simples, a collective photo book with Laia Sabaté, Helena Goñi, Maider Jiménez, Isaac Rupérez Cano, Elisa Victoria, Andrea Abreu and Carlota Visier. She is a Superior Technician of Plastic Arts and Design in Photography (Arte 10 School, Madrid). Laura graduated in Philosophy (Universidad Complutense, Madrid) and she won the BlankPaper scholarship to study a Master’s in Development of Artistic Projects. She also has a Diploma in Chinese Studies (International Institute of International Studies, UCM, Madrid).