Etienne Bernard has been the director of Passerelle Center d'art contemporain in Brest since 2013, where he has curated the first solo exhibitions in France of Fredrik Vaerslev, Goldschmied & Chiari, Koki Tanaka, Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Laura Aldridge or Ming Wong. From 2015 to 2017 he was President of d.c.a - the national network of French art centers. He has previously directed the International Festival of Poster and Graphic Design in Chaumont and an exhibition program at the CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux (2007-2009). From 2010 to 2013, he set up and coordinated Fieldwork: Marfa a research and residency program in Marfa, Texas. From 2013 to 2015, he was a member of the acquisition committee of the National Contemporary Art Fund (FNAC) and joined the FRAC Bretagne committee in 2016.
As an art critic, he has been collaborating to French magazines Archistorm or 02 and published in numerous books (Cura books, Les Presses du Réel, Exit, etc.). As an freelance curator, he has led various projects in institutions in France and abroad, notably at Krabbesholm Højskole au Danemark, Parc-Saint-Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, Musée de l’Objet,Blois and JAUS Art Space in Los Angeles.
Céline Kopp has held, since 2012, the position of Director of Triangle France, a nonprofit contemporary art organization in Marseille. In this capacity, she recently curated Liz Magor’s first European solo exhibition, as well as Erika Vogt’s and the first French exhibition of Chicano artist group ASCO. She has recently commissioned and, or, produced new works from artists such as Charles Atlas, Eva Barto, Jean-Alain Corre, Margaret Honda, Cally Spooner and Laure Prouvost, among others. Previously, as an independent curator, she developed projects centered on research and production using the format of residencies as a research tool (including a long term project in the American South started in Memphis TN in 2009). In 2008 she was Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporay Art in Chicago, and in 2006 and 2007 she was curator of ART2102 in Los Angeles. She has written on contemporary art for magazines such as Artpress, Cura, Domus, Uovo, 02, and contributed to publications by Phaidon, Mousse Publishings, Onomatopee, etc. She is currently working on two publications: with Andrea Büttner for Koenig Books, following the artist’s first solo exhibition in France that she curated at Mrac Occitanie, and a publication on ASCO with the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC).