Élodie Royer is an independent curator.
She currently works on a long-term curatorial collaboration between KADIST and the MOT Museum of contemporary art in Tokyo initiated in 2016 with Tokyo-based curator Che Kyongfa. In this framework, they have initiated a series of exhibitions and public programs between Paris and Tokyo (Things Entangling, MOT, 2020; Les nucléaires et les choses, KADIST, 2019; Almost nothing, yet not nothing, University of the Arts in Tokyo, 2017). Drawing on the Fukushima catastrophe as a starting point, this program brings together artists such as Hikaru Fujii, Eric Baudelaire, Jumana Manna or Alexandra Pirici, engaged in various processes of research, production and/or resistance, in face of the different disasters or crises of our time.
She has collaborated with different contemporary art organizations in France (Palais de Tokyo, Le Plateau/FRAC Ile-de-France, gb agency, DOC!, etc.) and abroad (Mercer Union, Tate Modern, GAMeC). She regularly works with the curator Yoann Gourmel since they conceived together the exhibition program 220 days in 2007- 2008, in dialogue with the artists Isabelle Cornaro, Julien Crépieux, Mark Geffriaud, Benoît Maire, Bruno Persat, Chloé Quenum and Raphaël Zarka among others. In 2011, she was laureate of the Villa Kujoyama residency program in Kyoto to undertake research on Japanese post-war conceptual and performance art from 1960 to today.