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 Amsterdam, Paris, Dusseldorf, Milano, Rio de Janeiro, Munich, Barcelona, Derby, Basel, Zürich, Geneva, Lausanne and Fribourg.

President and co-founder of the non-profit association noeme which works 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

2019    Unknown Names — MBAL
            — Locle Museum of Fine Arts, CH

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

            Pratiques de la distraction — Live In Your Head, Geneva

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


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

            Swiss Federal Design Awards 2018, Halle 3 Messe, Basel, CH
            Swiss Photo Award — vfg.selection, Prize for the best works
            of Swiss photography 2017, Photobastei, Zürich, CH

            LapTopRadio — BAR projet, (sound exhibition) l’Electricitat,
            Barcelona, ES
            ACT 2018, Performance Festival, Sierre, CH

2017    Aux arts, citoyens ! Human Rights Photography Award 2017
            — 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

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

Domestic violence, consequence of a gendered society? Galerie Art Bärtschi & Cie, Genève, CH
Reactivation of the archive through performances and other artistic productions, L Cabanon, Lausanne, CH, invited 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

Sous forme pensante, son travail est liberté, inquiétude, recherche, cohésion, connivence, passant du singulier à l'universel, jonglant entre dimensions critiques, poétiques et politiques.

Reposant sur des investigations anthropologiques, son approche tient d’une mise en relation entre phénomènes sociétaux et expériences individuelles. Créant des espaces de confrontation entre pression sociétale, rythme, temporalité et études scientifiques, son travail relève d’une critique de la société contemporaine.


Zoé Aubry
born in Switzerland in 1993
Rue de Lyon 49a, 1203 Geneva
contact@z-aubry.ch 
+41 (0) 79 920 98 37
www.z-aubry.com


CV (pdf)