Amélie Bouvier


Amélie Bouvier is an artist based in Brussels, Belgium. Her practice builds from historical research in the field of astronomy to question issues related to cultural memory and collective heritage. Astronomers in particular, and scientists in general, don’t only explain the world, they also represent it through the construction of diagrams, illustrations, photographs or equations. For Bouvier, scientific imagery is an extension of knowledge that reveals ideological and ethical frameworks, which risk cloaking aspects of the reality they aim to represent. She is particularly interested in the sky and stars as a landscape that expose current socio-political contradictions and knowledge gaps. While her work is based on historical facts, data and visuals, she consistently mixes this with speculative imagery, adapting tools and techniques to present alternative potentialities. Amélie is represented by the gallery Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels. In addition to her personal work, she is co-founder of the project “Uncertainty Scenarios” together with Marjolijn Dijkman, hosted by Enough Room for Space.