20-24 May – Art professionals from France

In collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Paris a group of 4 art professionals from different cities in France will take part in the Mondriaan Fund visitors program. The group will visit artists, museum and institutions in the Netherlands.

Alessandra Bellavita
External Relations Officer at Les Abattoirs in Toulouse

Bellavita has worked in the Modern and Contemporary Art field for the past 25 years, helping promote artists in both the public and private sectors. At Les Abattoirs she develops an international press strategy as well as expanding the institution’s patronage and fundraising activities. Previously, Alessandra was Head of Press and Publications at the internationally known Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris where she elaborated a global communications scheme and coordinated more than 40 publications on the gallery artists. With an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London, Alessandra has approached with enthusiasm every new challenge in the various posts she has held.

Keren Detton
Director of the FRAC Grand Large – Haut-de-France regional collection of contemporary art

Keren Detton pursues a curatorial practice nourished by both art history and emerging creation, as seen through the prisms of various social, cultural and political contexts. From 2009 to 2016, she directed Le Quartier contemporary art centre, where she produced some fifty monographic and collective exhibitions, as well as a dozen publications, catalogues ans artist’s books. Since 2016, she has drawn inspiration from the Frac Grand Large– Haut-de-France collection, to compare and contrast perspectives on our relations with objects, favouring experimental approaches.

Benoît Lamy de La Chapelle
Director of centre d’art contemporain-la synagogue de Delme in eastern France

After majoring in art history in Paris IV-Sorbonne and following Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne’s curatorial study program, he has been curatorial assistant at WIELS (Bruxelles), at FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (Reims) and at Musée de l’Hospice Saint-Roch (Issoudun). He was the artistic director of In extenso – lieu d’art contemporain (Clermont-Ferrand) where he was also editorial director of contemporary art review La belle revue. He was also a member of the collective &NBSP programming at La Tôlerie – espace d’art contemporain municipal de Clermont-Ferrand. He is now.
His writings and essays have been published in LeSalon.be, revue 02, La belle revue…
He is a member of AICA France, the International Association of Art Critics.

 Anne Langlois

Anne Langlois
Curator, co-founder and co-director of 40mcube, executive producer for the Fondation de France’s New Patrons action, teacher at the university

She holds a master’s degree in exhibitions and in history of art. In 2001 she founded, together with Patrice Goasduff, 40mcube a contemporary art centre which concentrates a studio for the production of works, an artists’ residence, a training organisation and an office for organizing contemporary art projects.
With a constant work of prospecting and a particular attention for the artists at the beginning of their career, she sets up a program of monographic and collective exhibitions at 40mcube and with partner places. Her group exhibitions address issues of time and space, duration and location of the exhibition as well as history and geography. They are deployed in series with Chantier public I and II, the program Le Château, Anachronismes and other space-time manipulations I, Particularismes, II, Universalisme, Archeologia I and II…
Considering that public space is a place to be invested by artists, 40mcube presents works there punctually, creates a sculpture park, the HubHug Sculpture Project, and accompanies citizens in the commissioning of art works. In parallel with its exhibition program, 40mcube is setting up a studio for the production of works, artist residencies on the territory and in companies, and creating in 2014 the first professional training course for artists, GENERATOR, in collaboration with the Ecole Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne.