Lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
Visual artist and PhD in Fine Arts from the UCM. She is currently a professor at the Department of Art in the Faculty of Fine Arts of Cuenca, UCLM, Spain.
Granted by the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation of Venice, she obtains in 1993 a Fullbright Scholarship for the expansion of artistic studies in the United States of America. Between 1993-95 she resides in New York, where she collaborates with the Department of Conservation of the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art of New York, carries out postgraduate studies at the School of Visual Arts and at New York University. In this period she began her artistic research on the poetics of the body, making the photographic series Transhumance, La Escalera, or Autorretratos. In 1995, already in Madrid, fruit of his search in the sources of the western pictorial tradition, recreating fictions that question the established stereotypes around the feminine, she realizes the series Hammam, El dormitorio, Si te quise.
Prizes: first edition of the Altadis Prize for Plastic Arts 2000; first edition of the 2002 Purificación García Photography Award, the 2002 and 2003 Caja Madrid Generation, the Madrid 2003 Art Creation Award with the documentary project Down World. In 2004, she was awarded in the first edition of the Plastic Arts Prize of Caja Ahorros del Mediterráneo to make the documentary Other Homes Other Realities, in 2008 she received the Plastic Arts Prize of the Pollensa Museum, Mallorca. Her latest series, Suspended Life 2010-2017, is part of the Baroque Vanitas, through a search for beauty between Eros and Thanatos, and has been a finalist in the Pilar Citoler photography award.
Present in the second edition of Paris Photo 1997 with Anne Barrault Gallery, she has participated in three editions of Arco 2000-02, with Oliva Arauna Gallery in Madrid (Spain). Among her individual exhibitions stand out El dormitorio y el preludio. Serie B, (Oliva Arauna Gallery, Madrid, 2000, 2002), The Endless Story (Bernhard Knaus Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany, 2002), The Insides (Bacelos Gallery, Vigo, Spain, 2004), Le jardin féerique (Photo Meetings, Murcia, Spain, 2009) , Todesfuge (Loop Barcelona, Spain, 2010), La oscuridad natural de las cosas (Sala Comunidad de Madrid Channel, 2013), A selection of Iberoamerican Video Art of Bodies & Souls (Espacio AWB, Berlin, 2014), Laura Torrado in dialogue with gallery artists (Eastmen Gallery, Belgium, 2016). In 2019 her exhibition Un silencio malva takes places at Freijo Gallery in Madrid, part of the LZ46 program. In 2020 her solo exhibition Queen in Check takes place at Freijo Gallery in Madrid.
Between her last collective exhibitions stand out Identidades críticas (Museum Patio Herreriano de Valladolid, Spain, 2006), Ficciones y realidades (Museum Modern Art of Moscow MMOCA 2011), ZOOM (Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, 2011), Genealogías Feministas en el Arte del Estado Español, (MUSAC, León, Spain, 2012), Platea. Los fotógrafos miran al cine. Acción Cultural, Spain, (Itinerant 2016-17).
Selection of public and private collections: Reina Sofía National Art Museum, MNCARS, Madrid; Patio Herreriano Museum, Valladolid; Artium Museum, Vitoria (Spain); CGAC Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Collection of Photography of the Community of Madrid; Coca Cola Foundation, Unicaja Málaga (Spain); Saastamoisen Foundation, Helsinki (Finland), etc.
Monographic Publications: Vanitas, canto líquido, Madrid, Casa de Velázquez, 2000; Laura Torrado Library of Spanish photographers, PHotoBolsillo Collection, Madrid, La Fábrica, 2005; The Insides, La Coruña, Artedardo, 2009; La oscuridad natural de las cosas, Madrid, Publications of Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2013.