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Aurélien Froment
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Aurélien Froment

Aurélien Froment (b. 1976, France) lives and works in Dublin and Paris. Froment is an explorer of the semantic power of images. Thus, in his work, images, gestures and objects are placed in a new perspective. It’s only through a constant interaction, contrast, superposition, mutual influence and reciprocal reference that the relationship between images and words is exposed, and paradoxically, becomes even more elusive. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999 and the École Régionale des Beaux Arts, Nantes, in 2000, and he worked for ten years as a projectionist while becoming an artist.

Many institutions have organized solo presentations of his work, including: The Wattis Institute (San Francisco); Le Crédac (Ivry-sur-Seine, France); Musée de Rochechouart (Rochechouart, France); Gasworks (London); Montehermoso (Vitoria, Spanish Basque country); Bonniers Konsthalle (Stockholm); Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (Reims, France). He has also participated in the Venice Biennial (2013), the Lyon Biennial (2011) and the Gwangju Biennial (2010). In 2014, his projects include a solo exhibition entitled “Fröbel Fröbeled” which starts at the Contemporary Art Galleries in Vancouver and tours different venues in Europe: Villa Arson (Nice, France), Spike Island (Bristol, UK), Heidelberger Kunstverein (Heidelberg, Germany), Le Plateau (Paris), as well as an important photographic installation shown at the Sydney Biennial.