Mrs Valérie Leray
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Valérie Leray is a visual artist photographer, researcher, curator and art director of the artist run alliance la mire based in Region Loire Valley (France) and Berlin what it setted up an AIR program for visual artists called A ROOF ABOVE YOU HEAD in Berlin and a future one in Mumbai, India and Chittagong, Bangladesh. Valérie Leray was born in Chartres, France in 1975. She began her artistic career as a reportage photographer and quickly conceptualized her approach in the documentary photography. She graduated as Master of Photography and Multimedia at the Paris 8 University. She was awarded of “The European year of intercultural dialogu” and received few visual art fundings in France, in Europe. Her works has been exhibited in various countries including: Europäischer Monat der Fotografie (Berlin), Fotoseptiembre (Mexico D.F), Pyngyao International Photography festival, Taiwan, Serbia, Croatia, Poland, Paris,.. At the moment, her series ” Place With No Name ” is showed at the prestigious contemporary art Biennale of Venizia under the exhibition FUTUROMA curated by Daniel Baker and commissioned by ERIAC. She develops also a series of art pieces can be performed as a conference with european visual artists, most of them, are from the Roma background.