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Portrait d'Aurélie Besson en noir et blanc

Aurélie Besson

General and artistic director

Since 2016, Aurélie Besson has been the Executive and Artistic Director of Molior. She has developed collaborative projects in China, Brazil, Mexico, France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland and Canada. For more than 15 years, she has directed interdisciplinary projects in art, science and technology, alternately as a researcher, curator, artistic director or manager.

In 2023, she obtained a PhD in Study and practice of the arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal, co-supervised by Louise Poissant and Victor Frak. Her research has been developed according to a transdisciplinary approach in which she explores the concepts of enaction and the kinaesthetic senses in the experience of practicable works. She has organized a dozen conferences and has been involved in several research groups with Montreal universities. She also coordinated the production of the book Lumières de la ville (PUQ), edited by Louise Poissant, and has published several articles on the digital arts in books, blogs and magazines. Aurélie is regularly invited to conferences and sits on numerous committees and juries that recognize her expertise.

Between 2007 and 2010, she directed European collaborative art and technology projects and events in Prague. She holds a MA degree in communication (Université de Lyon 2; Universiteit Utrecht) and a MA degree in cultural development and project management (Université de Lyon 2). She teaches a course on Arts and technologies: foundations and challenges at Université de Sherbrooke.