Graduate from ECAL/University of Art and Design of Lausanne in the Visual Communication department, major in Photography, Zoé Aubry works in the Parisian publishing house RVBBOOKS as artistic director, photographer and graphic designer before starting a master’s degree in contemporary artistic practices at the HEAD—Geneva School of Art and Design where she practices right now.
Her works were especially exhibited in Paris, Arles, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Milano, Rio de Janeiro, Munich, Barcelona, Derby, Basel, Zürich, Geneva, Lausanne and Fribourg.

Photography teacher at ECAL/University of Art and Design of Lausanne
President and co-founder of the non-profit association noeme which has worked for the diffusion and reflection on the contemporary artistic image
Editorial director, co-founder, artist and author of the magazine KILOMÈTRES, a research space linking curatorial, theoretical and visual approaches
Co-curator and co-organizer of the festival and ACT performative platform
President, Co-curator and co-organizer of the Plein Air à Voltaire Festival, Geneva


Recent exhibitions

2020

Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH

2019   

Prix de la Relève MBAL — Triennial of contemporary printed art — solo show — Musée des beaux-arts du Locle, CH

Rencontres de la Photographie de Marrakech, Maroc

Prix Art Humanité — CRG, CICR, HEAD — Genève, Genève, CH

Prix Voies off Contemporary Photography Awards — Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles, FR

La voix libérée - Poésie sonore — Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

SOLID ARID SPLENDID — Binz39 Foundation, Zürich, CH

Pratiques de la distraction — LIYH, Geneva

Forever//Now — FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, UK

Nothing is something (to an observer) — LIYH & ArtGenève, Geneva, CH

Blue, Musée Ariana, Geneva, CH


2018   

Swiss Federal Design Awards 2018, Halle 3 Messe, Basel, CH

Swiss Photo Award — vfg.selection, Prize for the best work of Swiss photography 2017, Photobastei, Zürich, CH

(In)égalité, Human Rights Photography Award 2018 — Act on your future, Galerie Art Bärtschi & Cie, Genève, CH

Southern Clairaudience — some sound documents for a future act, Vevey, CH

LapTopRadio
— BAR projet, l’Electricitat, Barcelona, ES 

ACT 2018, Performance Festival, Sierre, CH


2017

Aux arts, citoyens !
Human Rights Photography Award 201 — Act on your future, Galerie Art Bärtschi & Cie, Genève, CH

Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains, Genève, CH

The Luton Auguries, a collaboration with the Archive of Modern Conflict & Timothy Prus showcased in Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, FR

Comfort Zone (solo show), Le Cube, Fribourg, CH

Sharivari LAC scubardive, Festival Vevey Image, CH

ECAL Diplômes, Hall Kudelski, Lausanne, CH


2016   

Regard (s) sur le Corbusier

Fondation Suisse, Paris, FR ; 
Ville de Marseille, FR ;
Unité d’habitation de Briey, FR ;
Musée des beaux-arts de Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, FR ;
Médiathèque d’Eveux, FR

Ossature — Association noeme (currator), Le Lab, Prilly, CH


2015   

Summer University ECAL
, Swissnex Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, BR

The Embarrassment Show, ECAL, Renens, CH
Unseen, Amsterdam, NL ;
NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, DE

MixingFaces, #Photobooth, Spacio d’el Orso, Milano, IT ;
D’Days, Paris, FR

BMW meets Art, Réseaux sociaux, Munich, DE


Awards & shortlists
Nominated for the C/O Berlin TALENT AWARD 2020

Winner of the Prix de la Relève MBAL — Triennial of contemporary printed art — Musée des beaux-arts du Locle, CH

Winner of the Prix Voies Off/2019 Contemporary Photography Awards | lacritique.org — Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles

Shotlisted for The Cosmos Award — Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles, FR

Shotlisted for the Prix Art Humanité — CRG, CICR, HEAD — Genève, Genève, CH

Shotlisted for the Human Rights Photography Award 2018 — Act on your future

Winner of the Swiss Federal Design Awards 2018 in photography

Shotlisted for the Swiss Photo Award — vfg.selection, Prize for the best works of Swiss photography 2017

Shotlisted for the Human Rights Photography Award 2017 — Act on your future

Shortlisted for The Aperture Foundation /Paris Photo, PhotoBook Award (The Erratics in collaboration with Darren Harvey-Regan and Vincent Sauvaire, ed. rvbbooks, Paris)

Certified Gold Album, Artwork of the album and the single of Etienne Daho, Blitz / Les floncons de l’été, in collaboration with Luc Vega, ed. Satori songs, Virgin

Winner (twice) of the Photography award Regard(s) sur Le Corbusier


Monography

Natural Selection, auto-éd. in collaboration with rvbbooks and Erik Kessels

Publications

KILOMÈTRES (issue No1 — 3), éd. HEAD — Genève & ENSP — Arles, CH & FR

Choli Cholie, éd. rvbbooks, Paris, FR OFFLINE, conception and realization (interviews, photographs, design graphic) of the magazine No1-AW2015, éd. les Presses du Réel, Dijon, FR


Talks

Les féminicides ne sont pas des faits divers!
Nectar, 25.11.2019, broadcasting, RTS2


Femmes invisibles dans l’art
La Puce à l’Oreille, 14.11.2019, broadcasting, RTS TV


Domestic violence, consequence of a gendered society?
Galerie Art Bärtschi & Cie, Genève, CH


Le Jura et sa création, muses de la photographe Zoé Aubry
Actualité, 15.05.2019, broadcasting, RFJ 


Reactivation of the archive through performances and other artistic productions, Le Cabanon, Lausanne, CH
invited by the curator Camille Avellan


Impact en quête de révolution, Hypothèse typologique & esthétique invited by RHS18, Galerie du Sauvages, Porrentruy, CH


Researches

What impact of the image on the territorial arrangement ?
Bachelor’s thesis, received with honors, under the direction of Joël Vacheron


In its thinking form, her work is freedom, worry, research, cohesion, connivance, juggling between critical, poetic and political dimensions.

Based on anthropological investigations, her approach is built on a relationship between societal phenomena and individual experiences.
Creating spaces of confrontation, her work is a criticism of contemporary society.


Zoé Aubry
born in Switzerland in 1993
currently based in Geneva
contact@z-aubry.ch 
+41 (0) 79 920 98 37
www.z-aubry.com


CV (pdf)