From an Instagram post to a bestseller book, Aurélia Durand will share her unexpected journey as an activist artist. Art has been a way for Aurélia to express what she could not say aloud with words. Her work is a celebration of her afro-descendants roots through proud and empowered colors, and she has found that many people relates to her visual stories and finds themselves represented for the first time. In her talk, she will also discuss why representation is such an important topic today, and how social media can help underrepresented communities to stay connected and empower subcultures.
Aurélia is a french graphic artist; she illustrates, animates, and paints. Her work is a vivid celebration of diversity; she dedicates her artistic voice to matters involving representation. These colorful personalities present the unified voice of a global community whose hopes, dreams, and desires envision an inclusive future for all. Her work includes the illustrations for the #1 New York Times bestseller ‘This Book Is Anti-Racist’, as well as advertising campaigns, galleries, and editorial magazines. Her clients include Nike, The New Yorker, Facebook, and more.