ChangeNOW 2021


Emma Lavigne

Palais de Tokyo



Art historian, she studied history, history of art and architecture at the Sorbonne and the École du Louvre. Since 2019, she is the President of Palais de Tokyo. From 2000 to 2008, she became a curator at the Cité de la Musique in Paris in 2000, where she set up a cross-disciplinary programme. In 2008, she joined the Centre Pompidou as a curator of contemporary art, where she continued to specialise in the relationship between visual arts, music, dance and performance. On 1st December 2014, when she was unanimously appointed Director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz, she has curated several exhibitions and installations like the greeted by the press Warhol Underground, Kimsooja- To Breathe - installation of the Korean artist Kimsooja presented as part of the France-Korea year, Musicircus. Along with the artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Emma Lavigne was likewise selected by a panel to represent France at the Venice Art Biennial in 2015. She was guest curator of the 14th Lyon Biennial, Floating Worlds, which redefined the word "modern" in the current creation and the context of a rampant globalization, generating a constant mobility and acceleration of flows. In 2021, at Palais de Tokyo, she presents Natures Mortes, an exhbition dedicated to the german artist Anne Imhof.

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