Losing
Steel sculptures
Group exhibition Hors de la nuit des normes, hors de l’énorme ennui, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, curation Valentina D’Avenia & Clément Raveu, 2023
Photos : Aurélien Mole

Tenderness, silence
Solo presentation Paris+ par Art Basel with Gianni Manhattan, Paris, 2023
Photos : Graysc.de

I’ve seen the future
Steel sculpture
Group exhibition SISSI Club, Marseille, 2023
Photos : Élise Poitevin

Edge
Site-specific installation, mortar made out of lime
Group exhibition No suspense nor drama, Triangle – Astérides, Marseille, 2023
Photos : Aurélien Mole

My edges are sharpening
Three hanging sculptures, cables, cable clamps, salt crystals, bended steel
In-situ wall installation made out of lime mortar
Group exhibition at Gianni Manhattan, Vienna, 2023
Photos : kunst-dokumentation.com / Manuel Carreon Lopez

Resistance of Fluids
Series of printed poems on drawings
Exhibition “Resistance of Fluids” at galerie Air de Paris, december 2022

Loose Compass 
Performance, CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, invitation Cédric Fauq,  2022
and Casa Encendida, Madrid, invitation Juf, 2023
Photo : Arthur Péquin for Capc and Estudio Perplejo for Casa Encendida

Grow
Installation
Cables, salt cristals, steel, cable clamps, lime, soil, ceramics, melted tin
Collective exhibition “JAIMES”, curation Marie de Gaulejac, Triangle – Astérides, Marseille, 2022
Photos : Aurélien Mole

Intrication, engagement
Etchings on zinc
For sale on www.sissi-club.com/editions/

The Moonfish Club
Collective exhibition, curation Cédric Fauq, CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux,  2021 – 2022
Photos : Arthur Pequin

Exhibition view, with works by Esther Gatón, Claudia Pagès, Hugo Brillet, Deborah Bowmann, Carla Adra, James Lewis

Seconds
Performance, programmation INVITE.E.X.S par Anne Vimeux, Sissi Club, 2022
Photo : Theo Eschenauer

extract
The flower in the cut-in-half 
plastic water bottle bent
to catch some of the kitchen’s 
window light.
I move through the one-room apartment reaching the mattress and bowed,
not only hearing cars after cars and the motors raging from the boulevard,
not only the privatisation hell circle,
not only on the shelf sits a bottle of hydrochrolic acid, I used it to rust metal pieces
for aesthetic reasons and disrupting the well-oiled machinery,
not only are the trees by my window chanting for rebirth and bravery until the street
turns into a becoming-forest thousands of years from now,
not only numbers of euros scream behind my screen,
not only faggots and dykes in 1971 warned us to fight 
narratives’ assimilation into the big fat wheels of 
flat consumption, you should have seen them, 
marching and chanting and proclaiming caress 
above any State or nation limits, without 
necessarily breathing but ventilating loud air as 
a huge echo as a detonation as a survival kit for 
lost emotions,
not only my brain screaming to open social network 
apps 467 times a day, I don’t belong to me, inter
section of a news feed, a reacted and valorising 
instant persona – that makes me sick, 
not only meds help through a day or two, stomach 
growling and mind ill, how do you regard 
insanity and living worth, for deranged spirits 
not only thinking about penis but also about 
butthole, and sperm and sperm,
not only the tremble of ecstatic blur in the body,
not only beds but corrosive links, not only feet but 
alternate directions,
not only solitude in the excellence of the city’s excess,
not only flower
but a blossom.


Seconds escape, your muscles process
not once but multiple times in the single night
rehearsing victory and failure,
uneasy and satisfied.
We move in the city, astonished and vivid faces
longing for a fractured experience of time,
time is our
time is your
us.

A hand becomes a blade sharpening
Haus Wien, with Belsunce Projects, Vienna, september 2021
Photos : kunst-dokumentation.com

To the spirits that stole the light of five hundred suns
Intervention in the studio, summer 2021

Give

LANA CAVE
Solo exhibition, Sissi Club, Marseille, february – march 2021

Organs, limestone
Performance, with Hugo Mir-Valette, 1h hike + 40min sound performance, natural cave in Niolon, south of France, september 2020

Fake, there must be something behind it
Video, 10mn40s, 2017 – 2019
Trailer
Exhibition view at Belsunce Projects, solo exhibition titled uhhh.. ok!, 2020

uhhh.. ok!
Solo exhibition, Belsunce Projects, Marseille, 2020

Upcoming exhibitions :
· Hors de la nuit des normes (hors de l’énorme ennui), Palais de Tokyo, group exhibition, October 18th 2023 – January 6th 2024
· Paris+ par Art Basel, solo presentation with Gianni Manhattan, October 18th – 22th 2023
· Destinées, Air de Paris, group exhibition, opening October 15th 2023

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Aurélien Potier lives and works in Marseille. He was an artist in residency at Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Triangle – Astérides (Marseille), Center for Contemporary Arts & GSS (Glasgow), and the CAC Synagogue de Delme. His work has been presented at Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Triangle – Astérides (Marseille), CAPC (Bordeaux), CCA (Glasgow), la Casa Encendida (Madrid), Gianni Manhattan (Vienna), Sissi Club (Marseille), Air de Paris (Romainville), Sultana (Paris), Cooper Union (New York), Belsunce Projects (Marseille), Centre International de Poésie (Marseille), Montez Press Radio (New York).
His word is represented by Gianni Manhattan, Vienna.

Inhabited by a strive to bring together contradictory forces, Aurélien’s work is the fruit of intertwining paradoxes; where fragility gives birth to a language permeated with affects. His work creates perceptive environments that are traversed by disorientation, with a vitality from which emerge written, performed, drawn and sculpted forms. Revendicating the power of vulnerability and affirming the centrality of intimacy, Aurélien powerfully expresses the creative potential of emotional fallibility and instable moments.
– Camille Ramanana Rahary

Contact
aurilian38@gmail.com

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