Aurélien Gamboni develops an artistic practice of investigation, often involving field research and collaborations, and leading to multiple forms of installations, texts and lecture-performances.

His practice relies on particular mediator objects –images or narratives– operating as conceptual tools, and allowing to gather new collectives around shared concerns. After having developed a long-term inquiry on The Conjurer by Hieronymus Bosch (or disciple) and the "ecology of attention", he is currently leading with Sandrine Teixido an investigation on Edgar Allan Poe's "maelström" and the cosmopolitics of nature, travelling from the South of Brazil to the North of Norway, and more recently to the Great Lakes region (USA-Canada). This research led to the realizations of various exhibitions and performances in institutions (museum, art center, biennial and festival) in Europe, Brazil and the United States.

Aurélien Gamboni is a former co-curator of Forde independent art space (2006-2008), he took part in the artists and researchers collective Save as draft (2010-2012) working on the representations of climate change, and contributed to the SNF research project The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva (TAAG) at Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), where he currently teaches.

He took part in numerous exhibitions in Switzerland and abroad, including: If It’s A Bird, Shoot It!, SculptureCenter, Long Island city, NY, 2008; Fragile monumente, Susie Q Projects, Zurich, 2009; The Big Picture, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, 2009; Weather Permitting, 9th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, 2013; Voglio Vedere le Mie Montagne, Museo MAGA, Gallarate, 2015; Guanabara Bay: Hidden Waters and Life, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Niterói, 2016; A tale as a tool, Centre de la Photographie Genève, 2017; Eblouissements, 5th Biennial of Lubumbashi (DRC), 2017; Industria, Bex&Arts Triennial 2020; Toko zela lobi te, 2nd Yango Biennial, Kinshasa, 2022.

He was awarded a Swiss Art Award in both 2011 and 2016.


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