Aurélia Durand

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Aurélia Durand’s art is a vivid celebration of diversity.


Aurélia Durand is an artist, illustrator, animator, and muralist. She dedicates her artistic voice to representing Afro-descendants as joyful, proud, and empowered—a united community whose destinies are intertwined.


Her books include This Book Is Anti-Racist; her clients include the New York Times, Instagram, and Apple Music; and in 2020, she was a keynote speaker at Adobe Max. She lives in Paris.


Join Aurélia Durand to listen to how she developed her artistic journey from finding her unique artistic voice in Copenhagen to reaching out to thousands online and offline with peaceful, colorful, and joyful messages. And Aurelia will delve into how branding yourself as a creative is crucial to being a full-time independent artist.


Aurélia will speak at the Forward Festival Amsterdam in May. Next to her, you will be able to hear Creatives like Erik Kessels, Base Studio, Jim Stoten and many more.