Laurence Aëgerter (1972, Marseille) is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works between Amsterdam and Marseille. Photography, installation and artist’s books are her main media. Her work addresses the permanent transformation that lies in the essence of things. She examines the archive that shapes our collective memory. Displacement and translation play an important part in her work.
Over the past years she has exhibited in several international solo and group shows. Recent solo exhibitions include: Petit Palis Museum, Paris; Fries Museum, Leeuwarden; Le Louvre, Paris; MAMAC (Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art), Nice; Seek and Hide, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam; The Modernists and More, Hermitage Museum, Amsterdam. Recent group shows include: From Here On, Arts Santa Monica Museum, Barcelona; FoMu, Antwerp; Les rencontres de la photographie, Arles; 5e LagosPhoto Festival Nigeria; Conceptual photography, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam.
Aëgerter realized site specific installations and art in community projects in assignment for a.o. ; SKOR, Foundation for Art and Public Domain (NL); Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône (FR); Musée Borély des Arts décoratifs de la Faïence et de la Mode, Marseille (FR); Museum van Loon, Amsterdam; the City of Amsterdam; the City of Leeuwarden (NL) and the City of Arles (FR).
Her works are included in collections of o.a.: Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles; MoMA, New York; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; MAMAC, Nice; Fries Museum, Leeuwarden and Caldic Collection, Rotterdam.
Her newest series, Louvre Plage, is based on ancient masterpieces. The images of this project, on the one hand, demystify the iconic masterpieces and, on the other hand, transform the everyday into a wonder. Click here to read more about the project.
In her three consecutive series Cathédrales, Cathédrales Hermétiques and Cathédrales Hermétiques – vitraux, Aëgerter explored churches through photography. Click here for more information on the three series.
Aëgerter’s series Compositions synesthétiques investigates the perception and interpretation of an artwork. Click here for more information on Compositions synesthétiques.
Photographic Treatment© is a therapeutic treatment developed for people with dementia. All images in this series of photographs come from the photo database Sharing Images, which consists of generic, legible photographs selected by Laurence Aëgerter specifically for people suffering from dementia. Click here for more information on Photographic Treatment©.
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