AURELIE HOEGY

Artist & Designer

About

_ Aurelie Hoegy is a French artist and designer. After graduating her bachelor degree in 2011 at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design in Reims, she obtained her Master’s degree in Contextual Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2013 with a project exploring the border between normality and abnormality in daily life.
Hoegy’s work challenges and pushes the limit between contemporary design and art in today's culture, drawing us out of our known universe to show us how the confines of consumer utility can be critiqued and surpassed. She works across a variety of different mediums including drawing, film-making, object design, installation, scenography and performance. Her research, conducted both in “the West” and in her travels to “the East”, Asia, aims to create tools which can push the humdrum reality of daily life toward a more poetic absurdity with the potential to free the mind from the constraints of our customs and practices. Her new research with the Dancers, on the other hand, start from the movement of free expression in space being, challenging the border between the gesture and the object. Now back in Europe, she is currently collaborating with specialists from different disciplines.

© Bruno Pellarin - 2015

Her current project, Dancers, has received the 2015 Rado Jury Prize in Paris and the first prize of the jury at the Pure Talent Contest at the IMM Cologne in Germany in 2016.