Agnès Violeau


Born in 1976, she works and lives in Paris

Agnès Violeau is an independent curator and art critic, active member of IKT, c-e-a and ICOM. Her research focuses on the exhibition as phenomenology, integrating performativity and protocol. A graduate of the Ecole du Louvre (museology) and the University of Cambridge, she directed the project space Site Odéon (2001-2007); the visual arts programming at Point Éphémère (2008-09). She is co-founder of the journal J’aime beaucoup ce que vous faites which led to the first cycle of performed readings, Fiction (Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris 2008-12). She created the Performances program at the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton (2010-2015). She has curated the following exhibitions and festivals: Nemours, Opalka, Parmiggiani (2001 Paris); François Morellet (Nuit Blanche, Paris 2005); Spencer Tunick (Biennale de Lyon 2005); Extra-light: John Armleder, Michel Verjux, Banks Violette (Paris 2008); Signs of Life (Nuit Blanche, Montreal 2012); Experienz I & II (WIELS, Brussels 2012-2013 with PERFORMA) with Dan Perjovschi, Oliver Beer, Guillaume Désanges, Serguei Janssen, … ; Des Choses en moins, des choses en plus, les Collections du CNAP (Palais de Tokyo, Paris 2014) with Gordon Matta-Clark, Laurie Anderson, Ceal Floyer, Andrea Fraser, Dora Garcia, Esther Ferrer, Melik Ohanian … ; A SPACE IS A SPACE IS A SPACE (DAZ, Berlin 2014-2015); The Informed Body (Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart 2014); Addressing Performance & Performativity (Fire Station, Dublin 2015); Verbo, with Le CNAP and CND (Vermelho, Sao Paulo 2014-2016); In 2017 she is a consultant for the Pinchuk Art Center (Kiev) and Espronceda (Barcelona). In 2018 she curated the 11th Satellite Programming (Jeu de Paume, CAPC, Amparo Museum, Mexico City) with the project « NOVLANGUE_ ». In 2019 she is a finalist for the Romanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Since 2020, she is the curator of the Frac Lorraine (Metz). Agnès Violeau is also associate curator in 2021-22 at the CAC Brétigny and the MAC Lyon. She teaches exhibition design and curating (Paris, Shanghai).