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Aurélie Pétrel * 1980 in Lyon, lives in Paris et Genève

"Through various encounters and collaborations her works constantly question images, their status, (re) presentation and activation, as well as their production processes. This artist does not consider herself a photographer: she deconstructs; reconnects; questions within the bounds of the media. She paves the way by exploring the margins, making the photographic material resonate in a dialogue with thousands of voices. Like a dialectic stemming from the same and the other, without ever repe [...]

"Through various encounters and collaborations her works constantly question images, their status, (re) presentation and activation, as well as their production processes. This artist does not consider herself a photographer: she deconstructs; reconnects; questions within the bounds of the media. She paves the way by exploring the margins, making the photographic material resonate in a dialogue with thousands of voices. Like a dialectic stemming from the same and the other, without ever repeating she develops, reveals what is in the negative space, not showing. Yet Aurélie Pétrel is a photographer: the issues in her shots are always significant. They act as a trigger, the driving force of an expression like a musical score. The first movement makes the rest possible. By blurring the boundaries between work, representation and the world experienced, she transforms our perspectives."

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