After studying at the Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, Aurore Valade attended the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles, graduating in 2005. Her work Intérieurs avec Figures (Interior with faces) was awarded the 2005 Bourse de Talent Prize, 2006 Quinzaine Photographic Nantaise Prize and the 2008 Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie Prize. A monography Grand Miroir (Big Mirror) was published by Actes Sud Editions, followed by Plein Air (Outdoors), published during the same year by Diaphane Editions. Her recent exhibitions have been held at the Institut Français in Rome, in 2012, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, in Denmark and at the Photaumnales in Beauvais, in 2011. In 2010, her works were shown at the Marino Marini Museum in Florence, and at the following galleries: Sintitulo, in Mougins, Steiglitz19, in Anvers, GAS, in Turin, 10b Photography, in Rome. In 2008 she exhibited at Phillips de Pury & Company in New York, at the Baudoin Lebon gallery in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in Collioure and at the Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture in Bordeaux. Aurore Valade is represented by the galleries Gagliardi Art System, Stieglitz19 and Sintitulo.