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Christine Macel

post Contributor Chief Curator Centre Pompidou

Christine Macel has served as the Chief Curator at the Centre Pompidou in Paris since 2000 where she established and developed the Contemporary Art Department. At the Centre Pompidou, Macel curated and co-curated exhibitions including Dionysiac (2005), Airs de Paris (2007), Les Promesses du passé (Promises of the Past, 2010), and Danser sa vie (Dancing through Life, 2011). She also curated the solo exhibitions of artists such as Sophie Calle (2003), Nan Goldin (2002), Raymond Hains (2001), Gabriel Orozco (2010), Philippe Parreno (2009), and Anri Sala (2012). At the Pompidou, she created “Espace 315,” a gallery dedicated to young international artists, for which she curated eight exhibitions between 2004 and 2013: Pawel Althamer, Jeppe Hein, Koo Jeong-A, Damian Ortega, Tobias Putrih, Xavier Veilhan, Magnus Von Plessen, and L’Image dans la sculpture (Nina Beier, Simon Denny, Navid Nuur, and Yorgos Sapountzis). In 2015 she curated Nel Mezzo del Mezzo at the Museo Riso in Palermo, What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, and Une histoire, art, architecture, design, des années 80 à nos jours at the Centre Pompidou, which was also inaugurated at the Haus der Kunst in Munich in March 2016. She curated Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner with Elisabeth Sussman, which premiered at the Whitney Museum in New York in November 2015 and opened at the Centre Pompidou in June 2016. In addition to authoring many essays, books, and catalogues, she contributes regularly to several magazines such as Artforum, Flash Art, Art Press, Parkett, and Cahiers du Musée national d’art moderne. Recently, Macel served as director of the 2017 Venice Biennale.