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Muriel Enjalran is the Director of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in Marseille (Regional collections of contemporary art – FRAC). After earning a master’s in history for her thesis titled, ‘Marseille, Commerce et échanges dans l’art du XVIIIe’ and a post-graduate diploma in contemporary art under the supervision of Serge Lemoine, Enjalran worked as an independent art critic and curator, notably serving as associate curator for the first edition of the Biennale de Belleville and for the Marrakesh Biennale. Her research examines artists’ involvement in public space, particularly exploring art activism in the field of history, and the possibilities of visual sociology. She was general secretary and project coordinator of d.c.a French Association for the Development of Centres d’Art from 2006 to 2015. Since then, Muriel Enjalran has been the director of the CRP/ Centre régional de la photographie in Douchy-les-Mines, running one of the first art centers in France to receive the label contemporary art center of national interest. In addition to collaborating with Independent Curators International in New York since 2012, she is also a member of both the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and the acquisition and commission committee of the Centre national des arts plastiques. In 2015, she was awarded a curatorial residency at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. In 2020, she joined the committee of experts organizing the cultural program for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.
ICI’s 2012 Curatorial Fellow, Muriel Enjalran, will speak about the current articulation of politics and aesthetics in relation to the renewal of forms of artists’ engagement in the public sphere.read more »