MA in contemporary artistic practices at the HEAD—Geneva School of Art and Design

BA of Arts in Photography at ECAL / University of Art and Design of Lausanne


Her works were especially exhibited in Paris, Arles, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Milano, Rio de Janeiro, Munich, Barcelona, Derby, Le locle, Basel, Zürich, Geneva, Lausanne and Fribourg.

Photography teacher at ECAL/University of Art and Design of Lausanne
Member of near. swiss association for contemporary photography
Co-founder of FAIR collective, whose goal is to perpetuate and represent — intersectional feminist struggles within the local art scene
Editorial director, co-founder, artist and author of the magazine KILOMÈTRES, a research space linking curatorial, theoretical and visual approaches
President and co-founder of the non-profit association noeme which has worked for the diffusion and reflection on the contemporary artistic image



Recent exhibitions

2021

LES RESISTANTES, L’Onde Centre d’art de Vélizy-Villacoublay, FR currated by Nathalie Herschdorfer

Guernsey Photography Festival, UK currated by Jean-Christophe Godet

Art Humanité, MICR, Geneva, CH currated by Julie Enckell Julliard
 

2020

Biennale de l’image tangible, Paris, FR

Reproduction. Suture. [extrait] — solo show — Emergency.art space x Vevey Image, CH

Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH

2019   

Noms Inconnus — 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 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
Nominated for the C/O Berlin TALENT AWARD 2021

Winner of the Award of Excellence in Visual Arts — HES-SO

Nominated for the C/O Berlin TALENT AWARD 2020

Shortlisted for the GPF international photography competition, Guernsey

Shortlisted for the vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis für Fotografie 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

Finalist of The Cosmos Award — Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles, FR

Finalist of the Prix Art Humanité — CRG, CICR, HEAD — Genève, Genève, CH

Finalist of 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

Finalist of 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

#Ingrid Escamilla Vargas, to be co-published by RVB Books and

I am a sweet angel face who got into danger place, Picture-Vinyl published by activeRat

Noms Inconnus, upcoming

Impact, en quête de révolution, self-published

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

Gender dimensions : how is inequality produced and reproduced in a time of crisis?
with Dr Sumi Madhok, London School of Economics and Political Science — currated by Amelie Rose Schuele

Féminicides — Appelons un meurtre un meurtre, broadcasting, Radio Vacarme, RTS1

Unknown Names, Fotomuseum Winterthur, organised by Pro Helvetia

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

The difficulty of honouring the memory of unknown names.
Master’s thesis, under the direction of David Zerbib

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.

© François Wavre

Zoé Aubry
born in Switzerland in 1993
contact@z-aubry.ch
currently based in Geneva
www.z-aubry.com

CV (pdf)