Agnès Violeau
08.11. — 13.11.2018
Cluj, Bucharest



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 curatorial magazine J’aime beaucoup ce que vous faites which led to the Fiction / Performed Readings cycle at the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard (Paris). She curated the performance program at Espace culturel Vuitton (Paris) and at Maison de l'Amérique Latine. Following exhibitions in particular: “La Part du blanc – Nemours, Opalka, Parmiggiani” (2001, Paris); “Extra-light – John Armleder, Michel Verjux, Banks Violette” (2008, Point Ephémère, Paris); “Signs of Life” (Nuit Blanche, Montreal, 2012); “Experienz, a live exhibition” (Wiels, Brussels, 2013); "Something Less, Something More (French National protocol-based Collection)", 2014, Palais de Tokyo). In 2015 and 2016, she is performance curator of the programme Jeunes Commissaires at Deutsches Architectur Zentrum is Berlin with performative exhibition "A space is a space is a space"; awarded curator in residency at Fire Station (Dublin); guest critic at Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart). In 2017 she did a curation for "Verbo - Performing Art Festival" 2016 at Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo along with CNAP and CND. In 2018, she is appointed Satellite Curator at Jeu de Paume (Paris), CAPC (Bordeaux) and Museo Amparo (Puebla, Mexico) and presents a cycle of exhibitions, publications and performances titled "NEWSPEAK". Since 2013, she teaches Contemporary Museology and Curating (Paris, Shanghai).