Born in 1980 in Lyon, France. Lives and works between Paris, France; Romme, France, and Geneva, Switzerland.


Aurélie Pétrel's photographic practice questions the status of the image and the mechanisms of its production. Her latent shots of landscapes, specific architectures, street or interior scenes can be activated in the physical form of installations. The images then become the components of three-dimensional pieces made of construction materials such as metal and laminated glass. When they react to architectures and form complex scenographies, they are transformed into choreographic scores. By moving from the flatness of the image to the volume of the three-dimensional object, her work sets the photographic act into motion.