Rima Abdul-Malak, Minister of Culture and Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile de France Regional Council, have approved the appointment of Céline Poulin as Director of the Fonds régional d'art contemporain d'Île-de-France, in full agreement with Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, on the proposal of Mrs Béatrice Lecouturier, President of FRAC Île-de-France and of its Board of Directors.

Vice-President of DCA, Association française de développement des centres d'art contemporain and director since 2016 of the CAC Brétigny, whose designation she has carried out as a centre of contemporary art of national interest, Céline Poulin develops a program that involves artists, theorists and amateurs in real users of the place. She has presented the first exhibitions in France by Liz Magic Laser, Hélène Bertin, Florian Sumi and Núria Güell. A philosopher by training, curator and independent art critic, Céline Poulin was previously responsible for programming outside the walls of Parc Saint-Léger and was a guest curator with the collective Le Bureau at Villa du Parc in Annemasse, the DAZ in Berlin in partnership with the French Institute, the Synagogue of Delme and the Casino Luxembourg, a forum for contemporary art among others. She is also a member of the IKT (International association of curators of contemporary art).

Céline Poulin holds the DESS «Art de l'exposition» from the University of Paris X-Nanterre, a Master’s degree in «Design and implementation of cultural projects» from the Department of Sociology, Paris Vll-Paris Diderot and a DEA in philosophy «Crisis of reason and foundations of modern thought» by the University of Paris l, Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Céline Poulin won the jury’s conviction by the ambition, generosity and quality of her proposal entitled «Mille et un plateaux» for FRAC Île-de-France. His professional experience, his ability to transmit, his high level of requirement in the sharing of artistic experience testify to a project whose intentionally plural address augurs a deep commitment to the service of creation and its diffusion, combining sharing, proximity and hospitality.

Céline Poulin succeeds Xavier Franceschi, whose Minister of Culture welcomes the commitment to the leadership of FRAC Île-de-France thinking sixteen years. He knew how to develop the collection, to boost the policy of exhibitions, the opening to all audiences and to affirm the territorial anchorage.