Camille Lavaud Benito was born in Bergerac in 1981. She lives and works in a village in the Dordogne and in Paris.
Camille Lavaud Benito pulls strings between reality and fiction. As a lover of history(ies), she follows a well-proven technique: scouring archives and finding in them the starting point of a narrative exploration that will give birth to an entire universe. All of her work explores and interweaves various artistic modes of expression, such as the history of graphic art and cinema.
This art of the narrative is structured in stratigraphic layers of collected facts and multiple stories.
This method has proved its worth. Her first comic book, La vie souterraine, won her the Revelation Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2022.
“Comics have always been the basis of my work. I use their codes to better distort them. What interests me is constantly researching the idea of the line.”