& GREAT WITNESS
- THE GREAT WITNESS 2022
Olivier Kaeppelin is a writer, art critic and curator
Among the many projects in which he took part are exhibitions at the Villa Medici, the Frac Pays-de-la-Loire, the Venice Biennale, the Musée d’art moderne in Villeneuve d’Ascq, the Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains in Tourcoing, Bozar – Palais des beaux-arts in Brussels, the National Art Center in Tokyo and the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art in Japan. He has directed international biennials such as Inhabiting the World in Busan (South Korea), Blickachsen 9 in Frankfurt and Bad-Homburg (Germany). He is also at the origin of Monumenta in Paris and was director of the Maeght Foundation
“Art gives a chance to start over, to recover as we say of a tightrope walker regaining his balance."
Alongside these activities, he held various positions within the Ministry of Culture, at the Plastic Arts Delegation, before taking over as director. He has produced numerous radio programs for France Culture, including Nuits Magnétiques. He was deputy director of France-Culture and then advisor to the president of Radio-France.
- THE PRIZE ADVISOR
We would like to warmly thank Gloria Sensi, Director of the Galerie Templon and independent curator, who helped us build up part of our collection.
“With enthusiasm, Gloria Sensi allowed us to lay the first foundations of the Prize, to make key encounters in its structuring. She is an integral part of the Jury.”
After studying economics and art theory, Gloria Sensi worked at the Crédac, Contemporary Art Center of Ivry-sur-Seine, at the Frac Île-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris and at the Galerie Perrotin for several years before joining the Galerie Templon as director. She also founded the collective Cartel de Kunst and has led numerous curatorial projects.