Pauline ALIOUA

FRANCE

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Pauline Alioua makes her first photos as a teenager, inspired by the practice of her father, Madani Alioua. She studies cognitive psychology and communication sciences. Influenced primarily by cinema, she thrives on the work of filmmakers like Fellini, Scorsese, Antonioni, Wenders, Kubrick, whose singularity and poetry she enjoys.
She is sensitive, curious, skinned and self-taught.
After having carried out various activities during numerous travels around the world, she fully embarks on photography in 2010 as a freelance photographer in Paris. First interested in portraiture and photojournalism in concert, she produces institutional commissions for the music press, portfolios, and regularly collaborates with musicians, actors and filmmakers.
At the same time, she develops a sensitive work of author around the human being, where from intimate and existential questions she questions the world and the reader. Her images, oscillating between the real and the dreamlike, hang by their narrative and poetic strength.
Her intensive use of film gives her a particular know-how and deeply marks her visual identity and visceral relationship to photography.
In 2015 she makes an artistic residency in Berlin, which ends with an exhibition and the publication of a book Phantomatic // Nowhere to be seen that she self-publishes in 100 copies. In 2016, she exhibits this series at Rétine Argentique in Marseille and co-edits with her companion Chris Garvi their first joint book, Plein Cœur. In 2018 Dans Le Creux du Manque is realeased, a joint work on Morocco published by the Arlésian publisher Arnaud Bizalion.
Born in 1986, she lives, works and creates today in Marseille.

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