Aurélie Hoegy

Aurélie Hoegy is a French artist and designer. After graduating her bachelor degree in 2011 at École 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. Through a hybrid approach of design, her work challenges and pushes the limit between contemporary design and art in today’s culture, drawing us out of our known universe to show how the confines of consumer utility can be critiqued and surpassed. Aurélie maintains an active collaboration with artists from different disciplines, while working across a variety of mediums including drawing, filmmaking, object design, installation, scenography and performance; all of which declaring their respective relations to design and pushing constantly the boundaries of its normality. Her research, conducted both in “the West”, U.S.A, and during her travels to “the East”, Asia, aims to create tools which can push the humdrum reality of daily life toward a more poetic absurdity. Her most recent project, the Dancers Collection and Performance, has put into practice her methodology and explored the concept of movement driven design in a wide array of situations and exhibitions. The work Dancers has received the 2015 Rado Jury Prize Paris Design Week and the first prize of the jury at the Pure Talent Contest 2016 at the IMM Cologne in Germany in January 2016. She has been invited for the DO DISTURB festival 2016 at Palais de Tokyo and at SILENCIO for the creation of OFFSET Dancers performance. Aurélie’s work was recently exhibited by Lidewij Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano in the Museum Texture during the exhibition “Wild Things” in Belgium and “The Graduate(s)” at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London. Since 2016, she has been contributing to the Contextual Design Master program at the Design Academy through experimental workshops.