Agnès Violeau

Agnès Violeau

Agnès Violeau (b.1976) is a Paris-based freelance exhibition curator and art critic. Her research relates partly to the potential of language and the performative territories. After she graduated in museology and art history at the Ecole du Louvre and Cambridge University, she was director of project space Site Odéon5 and chief curator at Le Point Éphémère (Paris). She co-founded the art and literature magazine J’aime beaucoup ce que vous faites publishing under-contruction projects, which led to the Fiction / Performed Readings cycle at the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard (Paris). She curated the performance program at Espace culturel Louis Vuitton (Paris) and at Maison de l'Amérique Latine. Following exhibitions in particular: “La Part du blanc – Nemours, Opalka, Parmiggiani” (2001, Paris); “Extra-light – Armleder, Verjux, Violette” (2008, Point Ephémère, Paris); “Signs of Life” (Nuit Blanche, Montreal, 2012); “Experienz, live art platform” (Wiels, Brussels, 2013); "Something Less, Something More" (The French National protocol-based Collections, 2014, Palais de Tokyo,); "The Informed Body" (2014, Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart) etc. In 2015, she is amongst others consultant for the Nouveau Festival at Centre Pompidou, Paris; guest performance curator of the programm Jeunes Commissaires at Deutsches Ackitectur Zentrum is Berlin with performative exhibition "A space is a space is a space"; curator of seminar "Boiler Room: Nomadism at the area of dematerialization" at Fondation d'enteprise Ricard (Paris); awarded curator in residency at Fire Station (Dublin). She is preparing for 2016 a curation for "Verbo - Performing Art Festival" 2016 at Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo.

Since 2013 she teaches Contemporary Museology and Curating at Ecole des Métiers d'Art et de Culture (Paris- Beijin).

Agnès Violeau was resident at Fire Station from 5th - 16th October 2015

Image Credit: Davide Balula, Manifestation des couleurs, 2013, Wiels, Brussels, Photo: Cici Olsson