Aurélien is a practicing artist, living in Edinburgh since 2016, previously based in Dublin and Paris. He studied at the Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts in Nantes and graduated in 2000.
Solo exhibitions in the last five years have included: Meessen de Clercq (Brussels, 2018), Marcelle Alix (Paris, 2018), M-Museum (Leuven, 2017), Les Abattoirs, Musée - FRAC Occitanie (Toulouse, 2016), Bunkier Sztuki (Krakow, 2016), Badischer Kunstverein (Karlsruhe, 2015), Heidelberger Kunstverein (Heidelberg, 2015), CAG (Vancouver, 2014), Villa Arson (Nice, 2014), Spike Island (Bristol, 2014), FRAC Ile-de-France (Paris, 2014).
Since 2000, his work has received major international attention with participation in the Dakar Biennale (2016), Sydney Biennale (2014), Venice Biennale (2013), Lyon Biennale and Yokohama Triennial (both 2011) and Gwangju Biennale (2010). Selected group shows include: New Museum (New York, 2016), IMMA (Dublin, 2016), ACCA (Melbourne, 2015), Clark House Initiative (Bombay, 2015), Witte de With (Rotterdam, 2014), Beirut (Cairo, 2014), CCA Derry (2013), Turner Contemporary (Margate, 2013), San Francisco MoMA (2012), Pinchuk Art Centre (Kiev, 2012), MIT List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge, 2012), CAPC (Bordeaux, 2011), Performa (New York, 2009).
His work is part of the permanent collections of San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, MACBA in Barcelona, Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton and in France at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, FRAC Centre, FRAC Aquitaine, FRAC Ile de France, FRAC Pays de la Loire, FRAC PACA, Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart and Artothèque du Limousin.
Aurélien is a studio holder at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop since 2017 and is represented by Marcelle Alix in Paris.