The cat that observes itself.
It is absurd to find the photos of Aurélie Bayad absurd, as it is impossible for a cat to spy on itself. The nail is the rotation, or the mirror if you want. Because looking at his photos is as if we are a mirror ourselves.
The mirror does not know what it reflects, but this fact makes it absolutely objective. It reflects everything, also what is invisible.
The mirror is slow and cuts a part of the world, a part of Aurélie, which weighs itself in the mirror, in the world, in its universe.

Text by Lieve Matthessen

Exhibitions

2018
HABITAT festival, Leuven, BELGIUM
IBRIDA festival, Forli, ITALY
ZING ZANG ZONG, Haar, Antwerp, BELGIUM

2017
Internet fame, pavillon for the digital biennale, online
Nightwatch, FOMU Antwerp (group exhibition)
الكلاب تنبح والقافلة تسير, Keistraat 1, Antwerp (group exhibition)
The number 9, Extra City, Antwerp (group exhibition)
X.perience an exhibition in Space, In De Ruimte, Ghent (Group exhibition)
Kom Dat Zine, Troebel Neyntje, Antwerp (Group exhibition)
One night only, Extra city, Antwerp (duo show)
Selfciety, Whitebox, Munich (group exhibition)

2016
Nightwatch, FOMU Antwerp (group exhibition)
Post-couture launch, Paris Texas, Antwerp (group exhibition)
Can't believe that it's real, A- Tower, Antwerp (group exhibition)
La Grande Expo, Youth is an art, Bordeaux (group exhibition)
art semester zima 2016, VSUP Prague (group exhibition)

Vidéo

2017
Écoute moi
K28
Crystals

2016
Postcouture
Regarde moi

2015
D'après Kwiekulike

Books:

2016
Je suis toute chose, self published
Je suis toute chose - à toi, self published

2015
/ʃɛz/, self published
Vendre du rêve, self published
J'ai peur du tonnerre, self published

Online Publication:

2018: VICE Belgium - article about my work
2015: HEAP magazine #1 - Creator and contributor

aureliebayad@gmail.com