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 change is the most constant element of life.

Aëgerter’s extensive oeuvre comprises of photographic series, site- specific installations, community projects and artist’s books, addressing the permanent transformation that lies in the essence of things.

By making an inventive use of archives and existing images from illustrated books to museum collections, she examines the archive that shapes our collective memory. Displacement and translation play an important part in her work. Her transcultural and transhistorical practice reflects on the meaning of the image in relation to identity and shared memories. In recent years she shifter her focus to the fragile edges of the human mind and applied her playful appropriation of images in collaborative projects involving, among others, patients dealing with mental health issues, neurologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists.

She has exhibited in several international solo and group shows and made site-specific installations and art in community projects in assignment for a number of cities and museums.

Recent solo exhibitions include:’Le Louvre’, Mamac Nice,’Arithmetic of photographic perception’ Forum für Fotografie Cologne,’Herbarium Cataplasma’ Fries Museum Leeuwarden; ‘The Modernists and More’ Hermitage Museum Amsterdam.

Recent group shows include: ‘From Here On’ Arts Santa Monica Museum, Barcelona/FoMu, Antwerp/Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles; 5e Lagos Photo Festival Nigeria; ‘Conceptual Photography’ Art Affairs Gallery Amsterdam, ‘Making Africa’ Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frans Hals Museum Haarlem and ‘Quick scan’ II Fotomuseum Rotterdam.

Aëgerter won the Nestlé International Price for Photography, Festival Images Vevey 2015 ad the Author Book Award at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles 2018.

Her works are included in private and public collections of a.o. Paul Getty Center Los Angeles, The New York Public Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Dolhuys Museum of the Mind Haarlem, Fries Museum Leeuwarden, Museum van Loon Amsterdam, MAMAC Nice and BnF Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.

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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)
2017
Arithmetic of photographic perception, Forum für Fotografie, Köln.
Photographic Treatment ©, Galerie Block C, Groningen.
2016
Photographic Treatment ©, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam.
Photographic Treatment ©, Festival Images Vevey, as recipient of the Nestlé International Photo Prize.
2015
Herbarium Cataplasma, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden.
Works in textile, Galerie Maud Barral, Nice.
Cathédrales, RVB Books Gallery, Paris.
Laurence Aegerter Textile, Les visiteurs du soir, Agnes B, Nice.
2014
Cathédrales, Art Affairs Gallery Amsterdam.

Group Exhibitions (selection)
2018
‘L’histoire d’après’, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris (FR), with a.o. Katinka Lampen and SMITH. Curator Charlotte Boudon.
‘Rendez-vous with Frans Hals’, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (NL). Curator Ann Demeester.
Presenting Elasticity of Presence, in assignment from the Frans Hals Museum, as part of a group show with a.o Melvin Moti, Mieke Bal, Hans Aarsman and Roy Villevoye.
‘Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World’, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas (USA). Curator Stephen H. Goddard. Presenting Healing Plants for Hurt Landscapes.
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)
‘Beautiful Distress’, New Dakota, Amsterdam, with o.a. Christiaan Bastiaans and Willem de Rooy (NL)
‘Suspension of Disbelief’, group exhibition, Galerie Caroline O’Breen, Amsterdam, with a.o. Emily Bates and Geraldine Jeanjean (NL)
2016
‘Quick Scan NL#02’,  Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam, actual developments in Dutch photography, with a.o. Sjoerd Knibbeler, Jan Hoek en Mariken Wessels.
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.
Festival Images Vevey, as recipient of the Nestlé Prize for the project  Photographic Treatment.
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
‘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.
‘Avoir Lieu’, Société Générale Bank & Trust, Mois Européen de la Photographie, Luxembourg, with a.o. Bisagno- Baltzer, Renaud Auguste Dormeuil and Joël Bartoloméo.
2014
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.
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.

Grants, prizes, residencies and commissions
2018

Author book award, Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles (FR).
Stipend for established art practice, Het Mondriaan Fonds (NL).2018
2017
Residency, Het Vijfde Seizoen, Den Dolder (NL).
Stipend for established art practice 2015-2019, The Mondrian Fund (NL).
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, The Mondrian Fund (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).

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)
Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas ( Healing Plants for Hurt Landscapes)
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)