Laura Murlender graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She was an artist in residence at Makor’s Steinhardt Program in New York City.
Her work addresses collective and personal themes of memory, disappearance and identity. Her exhibition From Darkness to Light based on her experiences as a “Disappeared” under the former dictatorship in Argentina, was held at the Yeshiva University Museum in 2007. Her works have been shown in exhibitions internationally, including the Centre Pompidou and the Grand Palais, Paris; Kouros Gallery and the Argentine Consulate in New York, Recoleta Cultural Center and Galeria Vasari in Buenos Aires; Museum of Contemporary Latin American Art, La Plata, Argentina; Rebecca Gallery in Toronto; MOLAA Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California; ArteBA and Buenos Aires Photo Art Fairs among others.
Murlender´s work is included in the collections of the Derfner Judaica Museum and Yeshiva University Museum, New York; the Bass Museum of Art, Miami; MACLA Museum of Contemporary Art, La Plata, Argentina – and numerous private ones. Reviews about her exhibitions have appeared in The New York Sun, Art Daily, ArtScope.net – Chicago, The Boston Globe, La Nación Newspaper, Buenos Aires Herald, Rhizome and Art Collector Planet among others.
She was awarded the prizes America-Israel Cultural Foundation; Helena Rubinstein Foundation; Samuel First Prize in Visual Arts- Canada; the French Government Grant and Photography Awards: Brenner – Ilford, and Agfa. She lived in Jerusalem, Israel (1976-1984); Paris, France (1984-1985); Mexico City (1985-1990) and since 1991 in Buenos Aires. Murlender spends her time between Buenos Aires and New York.