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French Curators at EXPO CHICAGO 2018

Expo Chicago presents Palais de Tokyo | Singing Stones ( September 13–October 29, 2017)

Building upon a pilot program initiated in 2013 by EXPO CHICAGO, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago and the Institut français, EXPO CHICAGO has officially launched the Curatorial Exchange program, an unprecedented international initiative developed by the exposition in partnership with foreign consulates and cultural agencies. The Curatorial Exchange offers a select group of mid-career and established curators based around the world the opportunity to engage closely with their peers, convening as part of a four-day program, including access to exhibitions, top private collections, artist studios, museums and institutions.

Over the four days, invited curators have the opportunity to engage with the more than 135 international exhibitors and organizations participating in EXPO CHICAGO, fostering new insights on gallery programs and artists’ practices from around the world. In 2018, the Curatorial Exchange will include more than ten curators from China (supported by the China Arts and Entertainment Group), Denmark (supported by the Danish Ministry for Culture and Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs), France (supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago), Italy (supported by the Italian Cultural Institute) and The Netherlands (supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York).


Alice Motard

Chief Curator 
CAPC Bordeaux

Alice Motard is Chief Curator at CAPC musée d’art contemporain in Bordeaux, where among others she organized a survey of the 1970s independent publishing house Beau Geste Press. Prior to this position, she worked as Deputy Director and Exhibitions Organiser of Raven Row in London from 2008 to 2013, where she curated the group exhibition Unto This Last (2010) and co-curated The Stuff That Matters (2012)—the first exhibition of the collection of historic textiles assembled by Seth Siegelaub—and the first posthumous retrospective of the work of the Czech artist Běla Kolářová (2013). From 2014 to 2016, she was Curator at Spike Island in Bristol, where she curated an off-site project by Gareth Moore and the first solo exhibitions in a public art gallery in the UK by Anna Franceschini, Isabelle Cornaro, Reto Pulfer, Michael Beutler, and Xavier Antin. She holds MAs in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London and in Art History from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne/Freie Universität Berlin.

Julie Boukobza

Independent Curator
Director of 89plus Europe, Africa, and India

French-born independent curator Boukobza helms the residency program of the art research project 89plus at the Lab of the Google Cultural Institute in Paris—under the auspices of Simon Castets and Hans-Ulrich Obrist. (She refers to the duo as “SCHUO”.) Young artists, architects, and graphic designers are invited to use the Google Art Project archives, work with technologies like 3D printers and interactive screens, and learn from Google engineers. As part of her role at 89plus, Boukobza contributes to development of larger exhibitions such as CO-WORKERS—Network as Artists at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, outlining artists’ relationships to “The Internet of Things” and “Ambient Intelligence,” while continuing independent projects like Mon Horizontalité at Galerie Untilthen, bringing together artists like Anthea Hamilton, Torbjørn Rødland, and Simone Fattal.

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