Laura Scemama is a curator and museographer.
After a thesis on “the terms of the debate on the otherness posed by the exhibition in a museum of science and society”, she joins the Musée de l’Homme in 2013 as museographer for the design of the new permanent exhibition, as part of the reopening of the museum in October 2015.
Between 2017 and 2019, she manages the Musée Slaoui in Casablanca, where she curates the exhibition “Orient Fantasmé” presented in 2018. The exhibition questions and analyses the codes of representation used in the Western construction, through images, of a certain “Orient”.
At the same time, she is involved in curatorial projects, notably with Cultures Interface in Casablanca, or with the gallery Binôme in Paris, as part of the Biennale of Photographers of the Contemporary Arab World.
In addition to her work as a museographer, she has set up image education and mediation activities around photography exhibitions for refugees, with the association BAAM (Bureau pour l’accueil et l’aide aux migrants).
Laura Scemama lives and works in Paris.