Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, proposed to Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, to appoint Jean de Loisy, President of the Palais de Tokyo, for a period of five years.
At the head of the Palais de Tokyo, Jean de Loisy will have to carry out the
expansion of the site, which will be reopened, planned for the
first quarter of 2012, nearly 20,000 square meters. It will design and put in
the overall cultural and artistic project of the Palais de Tokyo, which will be
incorporated in the next few weeks, in order to
to gain autonomy and ability to act.
The missions of the renovated Palais de Tokyo will be to promote the creation
contemporary, emerging and confirmed, with special care to highlight
the creators of the French scene, in the spirit of openness and innovation that
characterized the Palais de Tokyo since its creation in 2002.
He will be assisted in his duties by a Deputy Director-General, whose
the Minister’s name before the summer, responsible for administrative and management functions.
Born in 1957, Jean de Loisy was director of the Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain
of the Pays de la Loire and founding president of the
FRAC, Mission Officer at the Ministry of Culture and Communication for the
contemporary creation in historical monuments, deputy director of
museum of Nîmes, curator at the Fondation Cartier and curator at the Centre
Georges Pompidou, Programme Director of Mission 2000 in France and
artistic advisor of the Estuary project in Nantes. He was also a member of the
Commission Nationale de la Commande Publique, member of the council
National Museums Meeting (NMR) Administration Committee Member
scientists at the Palais de Tokyo since 2007.
Jean de Loisy has made many monographic exhibitions, among
which: James Turrell, Absalon, Bill Viola, Jeff Wall, Fischli and Weiss, Fabrice
Hyber, Bernard Bazile, François Curlet, Gérard Gasiorowski, Jean-Michel Alberola,
Anish Kapoor or Huan Yon Ping…
He has curated major exhibitions such as «La Beauté» in Avignon,
«Hors Limites - Art and life» or «Traces du sacré» at the Georges Centre
Pompidou. He has also worked with foreign institutions such as the Royal
London Academy of Arts, Gwangju Biennale, Korea, or Haus der
Kunst of Munich.
He is currently the Commissioner of Monumenta, with Anish Kapoor, who stands
until 23 June at the Grand Palais, the Israeli Pavilion of the Venice Biennale,
with Sigalit Landau, and the exhibition of graduates congratulated from the National School
Superior of the Fine Arts of Paris.