Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, in agreement with Hervé Morin, President of the Normandy region and Patrick Gomont, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fonds régional d'art contemporain de Normandie, a public institution for cultural cooperation, approved the appointment of Vincent Pécoil to the management of FRAC Normandie, in accordance with the jury’s proposal.

Exhibition curator, historian and art critic member of AICA, Vincent Pécoil founded and directed for ten years Triple V in Paris, an internationally renowned gallery, having taken over the artistic direction of The Bathroom in Lyon and taught at various higher art institutions. He is a double graduate of the University of Burgundy, in art history and philosophy.

As the bearer of an ambitious artistic and cultural project for the new FRAC Normandie and its teams, now forming a unique structure on the scale of the new region and constituting, through its reunified collection, an exceptional heritage ensemble in terms of contemporary art, Vincent Pécoil redesigns the contours of accessibility for all audiences to contemporary creation. The spirit of the project, characterized by a high demand, poses in a realistic and generous way the foundations of the new FRAC Normandie and proposes a collaborative work anchored locally, in connection with artists and all actors of civil society.

Vincent Pécoil’s guiding principles, his experience as an artistic and managerial director, his requirement to share art and the professional recognition he enjoys among his peers won the jury’s conviction, by responding to artistic issues, territorial irrigation of contemporary art and development of cultural rights.

Vincent Pécoil takes the lead of the new FRAC Normandie, bringing together the two FRAC Normandie-Caen and Normandie-Rouen, previously led by Sylvie Froux and Véronique Souben, including the Minister of Culture, the President of the Normandy region and the President of the public institution of cultural cooperation FRAC Normandie welcome the unwavering commitment in favor of the most current creation, Having worked on the creation of two remarkable collections that they have been able to spread throughout the territory, at the national and international level, serving artists as well as the public.