Born in Angers (France, 1976), Aurélien Froment studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Nantes. After a few years in Paris and Dublin, he settled in Edinburg where he currently lives and works. Including installation, photography, film and performance, his work incorporates materials and references from the cinema, literature, theatre and the history of culture in order to question, through an intertextual approach, the nature of the gaze (how do we look at things? he seems to ask in his work), but also of language, be it spoken, cinematographic or even the language of images. With a fragmented and at times ludic discourse, Froment brings into play notions such as signs, words, things, truth and memory.
Solo exhibitions include Meessen de Clercq, Brussels (2018), M-Museum, Leuven, Belgium (2017), Les Abattoirs, Musée – FRAC Occitanie, Toulouse (2016), Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2015), Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg (2015), CAG Vancouver (2014), Villa Arson, Nice (2014), Spike Island, Bristol (2014) and FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris (2014). His work has been shown in the biennales of Venice (2013), Sydney (2014) and Dakar (2016), and is included in the collections of San Francisco Museum of Art, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France, FRAC Ile-de-France, FRAC Pays de la Loire, and MACBA, Barcelona.