About the Curator: Christine Macel

French Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 20, 2013 11:24PM

Chief Curator at the Musée national d’art moderne–Centre Pompidou (Paris) since 2000, Christine Macel has recently curated Anri Sala’s exhibition at this institution (May-August 2012). Heading the department of Contemporary and prospective creation, she has curated a number of exhibitions, including Dance your life (with Emma Lavigne), Promises of the Past, Airs de Paris, Dionysiac as well as various solo shows, among which those of Raymond Hains, Sophie Calle, Philippe Parreno and Gabriel Orozco. She presented many young artists in the Espace 315 of the Centre Pompidou, from Koo Jeong-A in 2004 to Tobias Putrih in 2009. She furthermore curated shows outside this museum, such as John Bock at the FRAC in Marseille or Ziad Antar at the Sharjah Foundation (2012). She acted as advisor for the project Based in Berlin in 2011. Christine Macel is a contributing author in many catalogues, as well as an art critic for various magazines (Flash Art, Artforum, etc.) and has published an essay on contemporary art entitled “Time taken, the work of time in the work of art” (Monografik/Centre Pompidou) in 2007.

Portrait courtesy of Jean-Claude Planchet, Centre Pompidou.

French Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
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