SECTION : LUMINOUS IMAGES
Laurence Aëgerter was born in Marseille in 1972 and she now lives and works between her home town and Amsterdam. She graduated with a PhD in Art History from the University of Aix-en-Provence and her body of work includes photographic series, in situ installations and community projects, in which she deals with the constant transformation of the essence of things. Through a playful appropriation of images, she examines the archives that shape our collective memory. In recent years, she has focused on the frailness of the human spirit through collaborative projects. Winner of the Nestlé Photography Prize for the Festival Images Vevey 2015 and the Prix du livre d’auteur prize at the 2018 Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles, Laurence Aëgerter has also held a number of solo exhibitions, most recently at the Mamac in Nice, the Forum für Fotografie in Cologne, the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden and the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam.