Amalia Laurent was born in 1992 in France to a Javanese mother and a Languedocian father. She lives and works between Paris and Nîmes. Her obsession with alternative realities has resulted in a body of work—installations, performances, sculptures, dyes—that makes tangible the boundaries between the real world and parallel universes. Infused with mysticism, her works suggest the existence of an invisible world superimposed on our own.
Residency in 2023
Her work has been featured in various exhibitions and performances across Europe. Amalia Laurent holds degrees from the Royal College of Art and the École des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. She is currently conducting research on the connections between architectural dispositions and processional practices at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).
Her residency project at cneai = is part of the Île-de-France region’s Résidences d’artistes program. It involves building a library that we can’t see, but which is projected onto our retina by music. How can we classify, catalogue and archive these landscapes? In workshops held at the Lycée Guillaume-Apollinaire in Thiais, students are encouraged to reflect on moments of apparitions in order to build up a bank of invisible landscapes.
Following on from her residency at cneai = Amalia Laurent co-creates an exhibition comprising several pieces. After London, Paris and Milan, A Room You May Have Missed multiplies and settles at cneai =. The work, conceived as an installation, allows visitors to explore the space in different ways. The main tent, covered in white fabric, is a space for play and exchange. Laurent Roque’s rooms are places of fiction, conducive to narratives and interrelations.