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A CURATORIAL COLLECTIVE

The Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale has entrusted the curatorship of its international exhibition to the Palais de Tokyo and its team of curators: Adélaïde Blanc, Daria de Beauvais, Yoann Gourmel, Matthieu Lelièvre, Vittoria Matarrese, Claire Moulène and Hugo Vitrani. Together they have envisioned this biennale as a vast ecosystem where artworks and artists cultivate the art of permaculture, at the intersection of landscapes be they biological (all interactions with living organisms, whether plants, animals or bacteria); economic (all interactions with resources and the appetites they entail: producing, distributing, consuming) and cosmogonic (all relations with the world’s spirit and our awareness of our place in the universe).

ADÉLAÏDE BLANC

Curator and Curatorial Coordinator at the Palais de Tokyo, she is also a freelance curator and writes for various publications. She previously worked at the Frac Haute-Normandie.

DARIA DE BEAUVAIS

Senior Curator at the Palais de Tokyo. Her experience has included work with institutions (the Biennale and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice; the Museum of Modern Art and Independent Curators International in New York) and galleries. She is also a freelance curator. She regularly sits on various committees and juries, writes for magazines and publications, and is a lecturer at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

YOANN GOURMEL

Curator at the Palais de Tokyo since 2016, he was in the past Guest Curator at Le Plateau / Frac Ile-de-France, Paris, and has organised exhibitions in numerous art centres throughout France and overseas. He has taught classes on exhibition history in art schools and has collaborated on the programme of gb agency, Paris. He is coordinating the Palais de Tokyo’s curatorial team for the Lyon Biennale.

MATTHIEU LELIÈVRE

Matthieu Lelièvre is an art historian who was simultaneously curator and head of collections for museums, corporate foundations and art galleries in France and abroad, including the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) and Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery in Paris. In 2018, he joined the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon as its Artistic Adviser in charge of young artists and international relations, while also working as a freelance curator, and joined the Palais de Tokyo’s curatorial team for the 15th Lyon Biennale.

VITTORIA MATARRESE

Vittoria Matarrese graduated in architecture and urban planning in Paris, and is currently Director of Performing Arts at the Palais de Tokyo. She has held various positions, including Artistic Director of the Villa Medici in Rome. Throughout her career she has worked at the intersection of several artistic disciplines – from cinema to dance and theatre – in different countries. This polysemy is now at the centre of her research on performance in contemporary art, which she also teaches at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

CLAIRE MOULÈNE

Claire Moulène has been a Curator at the Palais de Tokyo since 2016, and is the Editor-in-chief of Initiales, a review published by the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Lyon. She previously co-edited the arts section of Les Inrockuptibles for thirteen years and was a correspondent for Artforum.

HUGO VITRANI

Curator at the Palais de Tokyo where he initiated the LASCO PROJECT, he has directed and produced filmed interviews with artists for the Mediapart online newspaper (2010-2016). He is a regular contributor to Beaux-Arts magazine and writes for various publications. He is also a freelance curator.