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Chief Curator

Caroline Bourgeois

Caroline Bourgeois

Caroline Bourgeois is currently chief curator at Pinault Collection.

Born in Switzerland in 1959, Caroline Bourgeois obtained a master's degree in psychoanalysis from the University of Paris in 1984. She was director of the Eric Franck Gallery in Switzerland from 1988 to 1993 and co-director of the Jennifer Flay Gallery from 1995 to 1997.

From 1998 to 2001, she developed contemporary art installations for projects in the Paris metro stations with numerous artists including Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. In 1998, she was put in charge of the video department of François Pinault's collection. As part of this project, she built up a collection of international scope, making it possible to trace the history of the moving image through installations.

In Venice, she curated the exhibitions In Praise of Doubt (2011-2013), Prima Materia (2013-2014), in collaboration with Michael Govan, Slip of the Tongue (2015), in collaboration with Danh Vo, and Accrochage (2016) , Untitled with Muna Elfituri and Thomas Houseago (2019),  Bruce Nauman with Carlos Basualdo (2021,2022), at the Punta Della Dogana, La Pelle with Luc Tuymans as well as Le Monde vous appartient (2011), Madame Fisscher (2012), Paroles des images (2012- 2013), L'Illusion des lumières (2014), Martial Raysse (2015) and Albert Oehlen. Cows by the Water (2018), La Pelle with Luc Tuymans (2019) and Marlene Dumas (2022) at Palazzo Grassi.

At the Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection (Paris), she curated Ouverture (2021) and Une seconde d'éternité (2022), followed by exhibitions of Charles Ray, Roni Horn and Felix Gonzalez Torres, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala and Danh Vo in 2023.

Languages spoken : French and English


Photo credit : Courtesy Pinault Collection. © Irene de Rosen