Aurélien Le Genissel
Curator, Writer & Artistic Director
Art critic and independent curator based in Barcelona and Paris. One of my current lines of investigation is the deconstruction of fiction through the persistence of literary language and the grammar of the moving image. I am also exploring the interconnection between visual art hermeneutics and contemporary forms of narrative.
I was the director of Barcelona’s LOOP video art fair in 2019, where I curated The bee who forgot the honey, a group show featuring works by David Claerbout, Jon Rafman, Michael Sailstorfer, Hans Op de Beeck, Guido van der Werve, and many others. I’m the former artistic director of the Blueproject Foundation (2013-2018) in Barcelona, where I curated solo shows by Wolfgang Laib, Pieter Vermeersch, and José Dávila.I contributed to several catalogues, including Little Is Left to Tell: Calvino after Calvino (Blueproject Foundation, 2015) and a good neighbour – Stories (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, 2017), the publication of the 15th Istanbul Biennial.