SECTION : TRANSFORMED IMAGES
The photographic work of Aurélie Pétrel (1980) questions the status of the image, its use, and the mechanisms of its production. “A shot only has meaning through an open and plural existence”, she declares. A graduate of l’École des Beaux-Arts of Lyon, the artist has been teaching at the Haute École d’Art et de Design (HEAD) in Geneva since 2012 and codirects the Laboratoire d’expérimentation at the Collège international de Photographie du Grand Paris. Her works have been exhibited in France (Lyon, Paris, Saint-Étienne) and overseas (Toronto, New York, Geneva, Portugal). Aurélie Pétrel has also participated in several residency programmes (Cité internationale des arts, Institut français and Gallery 44 Center for Contemporary Photography in Toronto, Villa Kujoyama, Institut français, in Kyoto).