Born in Paris in 1995, Laurent Poleo-Garnier began his studies at a school of visual communication before heading towards the visual arts. After a preparatory class, he joined the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2015 and the Atelier of photographer Patrick Tosani, then that of Marie-José Burki and finally Hélène Delprat in her final year. There he explored different modes of expression such as video, dance and photographic portraits which would become his favorite subject. In 2019, he went to study at the UDK in Berlin and graduated from the Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2020. The same year, the Festival d'Automne selected his portrait of François Chaignaud for its campaign display in Paris.
A first personal exhibition was recently dedicated to him at the Galerie du Crous in Paris, in February 2021 and more recently in August 2021 at Studio Beta, a new gallery/studio showing the works of emerging young talents in the Berlin scene. Laurent Poleo-Garnier recently won for his portraits the Picto fashion photography price in Paris at the museum of Fashion, Palais Galliera. This price was directed by Jean-Paul Gaultier and Paolo Roversi. He will create a special work at studio Daguerre in Paris for the house of Chanel and its atelier of Métiers d’art, in their new building le 19M.
Today Poleo-Garnier works and lives in Berlin where he continues to create films, performances, photographs and drawings. Encountered around clubs, shops or streets, his models with a nonchalant attitude express the duality of Berlin, between strength and fragility.