Independent curator and artistic director

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Gaël Charbau is an independent curator and artistic director. Committed to the French art scene, he has been working for fifteen years to improve its knowledge and recognition on the international scene, by organising exhibitions in France, Asia and Europe.

He is curator of the Emerige Revelations Grant, which he founded with Laurent Dumas in 2013, curator of the residency program for artists in the manufacture of the Hermès foundation and curator of the Audi Talents program, dedicated to the exploration of new artistic forms linked to the world of innovation. In 2018, he was appointed artistic director of Nuit Blanche. In 2020, with the Manifesto agency, he was appointed artistic director of the future Paris 2024 athletes’ village. In 2023, he will succeed Jean Blaise for the artistic direction of the event: Un été au Havre.