1972, Marseille (FR)
Lives and works in Amsterdam and Marseille

The thought of all things passing and nothing staying put can be surprisingly soothing, since the idea of change is the most constant element of life.

In an on-going process which oscillates between projects in public space, photography and artist’s books, Aëgerter’s work addresses the permanent transformation that lies in the essence of things.
She examines the archive that shapes our collective memory. Displacement and translation play an important part in her work. Accurate reconstruction coexists with staged coincidence.

Over the past years she has exhibited in several international solo and group shows. Recent solo exhibitions include: Le Louvre, MAMAC Nice; The Modernists and More, Hermitage Museum Amsterdam; Herbarium Cataplasma, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden. Recent group shows: From Here On, Arts Santa Monica Museum, Barcelona/ FoMu, Antwerp; Les rencontres de la photographie, Arles; Making Africa, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Quickscan #2, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam. In 2016 Aëgerter was awarded with the International Photography Nestlé Price, Festival Images, Vevey (CH).

Aëgerter realised site-specific installations and art-in-community projects in assignment for a.o: SKOR, Foundation for Art and Public Domain (NL); Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône (FR); Musée Borély des Arts décoratifs de la Faïence et de la Mode, Marseille (FR); Museum van Loon, Amsterdam; Stedelijk Museumbureau Amsterdam; the City of Leeuwarden (NL) and the City of Arles (FR).

Her works are included in collections of o.a.: Paul Getty Center Los Angeles, MoMA and MET New York, Bibliothèque Nationale Paris, MAMAC Nice, Fries Museum Leeuwarden.

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Education
Drs. Art History, Faculté des Lettres, Aix-en-Provence and VU (Vrije Universiteit) Amsterdam (cum laude).
Drs. Fine Art, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam.

Solo Exhibitions (selection)
2016
Photographic Treatment ©, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Photographic Treatment ©, Festival Images Vevey, as recipient of the Nestlé International Photo Prize (CH).
2015
Herbarium Cataplasma, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden (NL).
Works in textile, Galerie Maud Barral, Nice (FR).
Cathédrales, RVB Books Gallery, Paris.
Laurence Aegerter Textile, Les visiteurs du soir, Agnes B, Nice.
2014
Cathédrales, Art Affairs Gallery Amsterdam.
2013
The Modernists and More, Hermitage Museum Amsterdam.
2012
Révélations, Galerie de la Ferronnerie, Paris.
2011
Hermitage, The Modernists, Art Affairs Gallery, 2×2 projects Gallery in collaboration with C&H art space, Amsterdam.
Laurence Aëgerter, Photographies et Tapisseries, Galerie Maud Barral, Nice (FR).
Staged Realities,
Johan Deumens Gallery, Leipzig (DE).
2010
Le Louvre, MAMAC (Museum for modern and contemporary art), Nice (FR).
Seek & Hide, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam.
Tristes Tropiques: illustrations hors texte, in collaboration with Ronald van Tienhoven,
Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag (NL).
2009
Appropriations, Institut Néerlandais, Paris.
Opening Soon / Opening Now, Residency RED A.I.R. Amsterdam.
An Alphabetical Index of Some of the Stories, Residency CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam.
A.E.G.E.R.T.E.R., 2×2 projects Gallery, Amsterdam.

Group Exhibitions (selection)
2017
I wanted to be a photographer, Banco Sabadell Foundation, Oviedo, curators Fannie Escoulen and Anna Planas, with a.o. Antoine d’Agata, Mishka Henner and Thomas Ruff (ES)
Art Rotterdam, Compositions Synesthétiques, Seelevel Gallery, with a.o. Bertien van Manen and Diana Scherer, Rotterdam (NL)
2016
PAN Amsterdam, Cathédrales hermétiques – Vitraux, Seelevel Gallery, Amsterdam
with a.o. Marijn Bax, Tanja Engelberts and  Emily Bates (NL)
I wanted to be a photographer, Fondation Foto Colectania Barcelona, curators Fannie Escoulen and Anna Planas, with a.o. Antoine d’Agata, Mishka Henner and Thomas Ruff (ES)
Unseen photo fair, Cathédrales hermétiques – Vitraux, Seelevel Gallery, Amsterdam
with a.o. Ola Lanko, Satijn Panyigay and Sarah Mei Herman (NL)
Festival Images Vevey, as recipient of the Nestlé Prize for the project  Photographic Treatment (CH)
Le Saint Joseph charpentier de Georges de La Tour. Histoire d’un chef-d’œuvre du Louvre. Commissioned photograph of Saint Joseph charpentier de La Tour’s painting with a spectator (as a follow up to the ‘Louvre’ series), Musée Georges de La Tour, Vic-sur-Seille (FR)
Made in Amsterdam, Amsterdam Museum, with a.o. George Hendrik Breitner, Karel Appel and Marlene Dumas (NL)
Quick Scan NL#02,  Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam, actual developments in Dutch photography, with a.o. Sjoerd Knibbeler, Jan Hoek en Mariken Wessels (NL)
Art Rotterdam, Cathédrales hermétiques, Seelevel Gallery, Amsterdam, with a.o. Marijn Bax, Ola Lanko and Marjolein Blom (NL).
2015
Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design, curated by Amelie Klein and Okwui Enwezor, with Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design, curators Amelie Klein and Okwui Enwezor, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (ES) with a.o. Mario Macilau, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojekere and Malick Sidibé.
LEVIATHAN, commission by Museum Het Dolhuys, Haarlem (NL) in the context of the jubileum exhibition ‘De (on)volmaakte mens’.
Embedded Art, ex Air Force military base Soesterberg (NL), with a.o. David Claerbout, Fernando Sanches Castillo and Luuk Wilmering.
SFEAR FAN YNSET,  jubilee exhibition, Kunsthuis SYB, Beesterzwaag (NL) with a.o. Fransesca Grilli, Rory Pilgrim and Melanie Bonajo.
Hijacking Karma #2.1
, Stigter van Doesburg Gallery, Amsterdam with a.o. Daniël van Straalen, Bonno van Doorn and Christoph Westermeier.
Hijacking Karma #3, Stigter van Doesburg Gallery, Amsterdam, with a.o. Brendan Heshka, Elise van Mourik and Marius Lut, Amsterdam.
Tables, Dutch and Flemish artist’s books, curator Maaike Lauwaert, Art Rotterdam and Art Brussels.
Avoir Lieu, Société Générale Bank & Trust, Mois Européen de la Photographie, Luxembourg, with a.o. Bisagno- Baltzer, Renaud Auguste Dormeuil and Joël Bartoloméo.
Sequence 1, collectie kunstenaars boeken Henk Woudsma en Groninger Museum, curators Henk Woudsma, Rein Jelle Terpstra en Barthold Boksem, Academie Minerva Groningen (NL).
LA Art Book Fair, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Johan Deumens Gallery, Los Angeles (US).
Stedelijk Book Fair 2015, Johan Deumens Gallery , Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam, Seelevel Gallery, with a.o. Diane Scherer and Ola Lanko.
Opening show, Seelevel Gallery, Amsterdam, with a.o. Marjolein Blom, Diane Scherer and Ola Lanko.
2014
Repetition as an ongoing state of change,
 Johan Deumens Gallery at De Drie Heuvelen, Amsterdam, with a.o. Anne Geene, Vibeke Mascini, Andrea Stultiens and Witho Worms.
32 TFS Double Life, in situ installation, ex Air Force military base Soesterberg (NL).
Tristes Tropiques: illustrations hors texte, LagosPhoto Festival (NG).
Dutch Photobook, curator Erik Kessels, TIFF Festival, Wroclaw (PL), with a.o. Batia Suter and Hans Eijkelboom.
Undercover, Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta, St. Petersburg (RU), with a.o. Jaap Scheeren and Andrea Stultiens.
Remake, Musée Royal de Mariemont, Morlanwelz (BE), with a.o Jeremie Bennequin, Christian Boltanski and Eva Evrard.
Où commence le futur ?, MAMAC Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice (FR), with a.o. Emmanuel Régent, Cédric Teisseire and Gregroy Forstner.
Vevey, Ville d’Images, curator Peter Scholl, Het Apparaat, posters throughout the city, Vevey (CH).
Reprinted, Editions RVB Books, Paris, with a.o. Peter Piller, Thomas Mailaender and Anouk Kruithof.
Si prega di ricollocare i cassetti del catalogo nel giusto ordine, Art Rotterdam (NL), Galerie A, Harry Ruhé.
Rencontres de la photographie Arles, Cosmos Book market, Editions RVB Books, Arles (FR).
New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Editions RVB Books, New York.
2013
From Here On, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona (ES), curators Joachim Schmid, Joan Fontcuberta, Erik Kessels, Clement Cheroux and Martin Parr, with a.o. Thomas Mailaender, Corinne Voinnet and Penelope Umbrico.
Bonjour Monsieur Matisse, MAMAC, Nice (FR), with a.o. Tom Wesselmann, Niki de Saint Phalle, Alain Jacquet and Sarah Moon.
Conceptual photography, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam, with a.o. Ulay, John Baldessari, Dieter Appelt, Katrin Korfmann and John Hilliard.
Longo Mai, permanent site specific installation for Musée Borély des Arts décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode, Marseille (FR).
Grands formats, a collaboration with Galerie Bertrand Baraudou, Galerie Maud Barral, Nice (FR), with a.o. Emmanuel Régent, Kiril Ukolov and Thomas Fougeirol.
Correspondences, Johan Deumens Gallery, Amsterdam, with a.o. Simon Morris and Elisabeth Tonnard.
Binnenstaander, Museum Het Dolhuys, curated by Mirjam Hijstek, with a.o. Dan Geesin and Rens van Meegen, Haarlem (NL).
Collectie de Basis, ex Air Force military base Soesterberg (NL), with o.a. Ali Kazma, Sanja Medic, Erik Odijk, Henrik Hakansson and Fernando Sanchez Castillo.
2012
From Here On, FOMU (FotoMuseum) Antwerp (BE), curators Joachim Schmid, Joan Fontcuberta, Erik Kessels, Clement Cheroux and Martin Parr, with a.o. Thomas Mailaender, Corinne Voinnet and Penelope Umbrico.
Untold stories, Johan Deumens Gallery, Amsterdam, with a.o. Mounir Fatmi and Luuk Wilmerink.
Temporary Stedelijk museum nr.5, virtual exhibition at www.TemporaryStedelijk.com, Mattsson / vandenEeden.
4th Korenbeurs, curators Tanya Rumpff, Johan Deumens, Berry Koedam and Anne-Marie Roos, Schiedam (NL), with a.o. Rosemin Hendriks, Anett Frontzek and Rachel Gooyear.


Grants, prizes, residencies and commissions
2016
International Photography Price Nestlé, Images photo festival, Vevey (CH)
Le Saint Joseph charpentier de Georges de La Tour. Histoire d’un chef-d’œuvre du Louvre.
Commissioned photograph of Saint Joseph charpentier de La Tour’s painting with a spectator (as a follow up to the ‘Louvre’ series)
Musée Georges de La Tour, Vic-sur-Seille (FR)
2015
LEVIATHAN, art project commissioned by Museum Het Dolhuys, Haarlem (NL).
Stipend for established art practice 2015-2019, Het Mondriaan Fonds (NL).
Photographic commission by the Rembrandt Association (NL).
2014
(De)coding Freedom, commissioned by Notaris Dogliani, Colas & Kurgansky, Nice (FR).
Herbarium Cataplasma exhibition at the Fries Museum and Healing plants for Hurt Landscapes artist’s book commissioned by the City of Leeuwarden.
Charity award NRC Handelsblad, in the context of Photographic commission by the Rembrandt Association (NL).
2013
Elasticity of Presence, project based stipend, AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).
Longo Mai, commission of a series of tapestries by Musée Borély des Arts décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode, Marseille (FR). In the context of ‘Marseille European Capital of Culture’.
Herbarium Cataplasma, art in community project in the neighborhood Oldegalileën-Bloemen, Leeuwarden (NL) commissioned by the municipality of Leeuwarden.
Promises to my daughter, performance commissioned by the Night of Philosophy, Leeuwarden (NL).
Photographic commission by the Rembrandt Association (NL).
2012
Prix Arcimboldo – Les Gens d’images (nominee), granted by Marieke Wiegel of the Institut Néerlandais, Paris.
Cathédrales, publication stipend, FBKVB (Dutch Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).
2011 
32 TFS Double Life, commissioned by SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Domain), CBK Utrecht and the Province of Utrecht (NL).
Tristes Tropiques: illustrations hors texte, project based stipend, FBKVB (Dutch Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).
4eme Concours Artistique (winner), CCIMP (Chamber of International Commerce Marseille Provence), Marseille (FR).
2010
Blind Man’s Bluff I & II, commissionned by the Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhone, Chateau d’Avignon (FR).
Seek & Hide, commissioned by Museum van Loon, Amsterdam.
Starters Stipend, FBKVB (Dutch Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).
Tristes Tropiques: illustrations hors texte
, project based stipend, FBKVB (Dutch Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).
Tristes Tropiques: illustrations hors texte, residency Kunsthuis SYB, Beesterzwaag (NL).
5th Sybren Hellinga art price (nominee).
2009
An Alphabetical Index of Some of the Stories, artist in residency BijlmAIR, Amsterdam.
Opening Soon/Opening Now, KP23, artist in residency Red A.I.R., Amsterdam.
Catalogue des chefs-d’oeuvre du Musée du Louvre, project based stipend, FBKVB (Dutch Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).
10 DAYS/22 MONTHS, residency AGA, Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier.
2008
Polly Morph Award (nominee).
Starters Stipend, FBKVB (Dutch Fund for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).

Work in Collections

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Tristes Tropiques: illustrations hors texte)
MoMA, New York (Catalogue des Chefs-d’oeuvre du Musée du Louvre)
The New York Public Library (Het Apparaat)
John M. Flaxman Library, The School of Art Institue of Chicago (LA LA LA LA, Tristes Tropiques: illustrations hors texte)
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (Het Apparaat)
Tate Gallery, London (Tristes Tropiques: illustrations hors texte)
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (Tristes Tropiques: illustrations hors texte)
The Archive of Modern Conflict, London (Cathédrales special edition)
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (Tristes Tropiques: illustrations hors texte)
Robert B. Hass family library, Yale University (Catalogue des Chefs-d’oeuvre du Musée du Louvre)
Bibliothèque Kandinsky Centre Pompidou, Paris (o.a. LA LA LA LA, A Meeting on Paper)
BnF, Bibilothèque Nationale de France, Paris (180 degrees encyclopaedia, Catalogue des Chefs-d’oeuvre du Musée du Louvre)
MAMAC, Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain, Nice (Le Louvre)
Musée Borély des Arts Décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode, Marseille (Longo Mai)
CCIMP Kunstcollectie, Chambre de Commerce Internationale Marseille Provence, Marseille (KP23)
Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône, Château d’Avignon (Blind Man’s Bluff I & II)
Centre du livre d’artiste, Saint Yrieix-la-Perche (Catalogue des Chefs’d’oeuvre du Musée du Louvre)
Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne (Cathédrales)
MAK, Osterreichisches Museum für Angewandte und Gegenwartse Kunst, Vienna (Catalogue des Chefs-d’oeuvre du Musée du Louvre)
Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna (a.o. Cathédrales, LA LA LA LA)
Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (Cathédrales book)
Amsterdams Historisch Museum, (KP23)
AMC kunstcollectie, (Academisch Medisch Centrum) Amsterdam (LA LA LA LA)
Museum van Loon, Amsterdam (All is in all and it has always been)
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague (180 degrees encyclopaedia)
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (Het Apparaat)
Museum of the Mind Het Dolhuys, Haarlem (LEVIATHAN)
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden (Tristes Tropiques: illustrations hors texte)