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Thierry Leviez is a Graduate of Ecole du Louvre (M2) and of Ecole du Magasin at the National Center for Contemporary Arts in Grenoble (Session 13). Since 2016, he has been in charge of the exhibition program at Beaux-Arts Paris, which included shows of international artists like Julian Rosefeldt, Karla Black or Per Kirkeby (first retrospective of his brick sculptures) as well as exhibitions of the Beaux-Arts collection. From 2013 to 2015 he was the head curator of Printemps de septembre, the annual contemporary art festival in Toulouse where he curated numerous exhibitions in some of the city’s heritage sites: in 2016, an exhibition of six hundred industrial objects staged by the artist Claudia Comte and a music festival entirely designed by David Shrigley. In 2014, the first retrospective in France of Swiss artist Franz Gertsch at Les Abattoirs (Museum for modern and contemporary art), solo exhibitions of artists like Manon de Boer, Thomas Huber, Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci… or in 2013 “Kiki, Seton and Tony Smith: a family of artists” (Les Abattoirs). Between 2012 and 2014 he curated and fundraised the major commission of Jorge Pardo at Les Augustins (Toulouse museum for ancient art), a new permanent display for the collection of Romanesque sculpture. He was the artistic director of the 2007 edition of the festival Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse “Une jeune scène française”; associate curator of Expérience #8 at domaine Pommery in Reims (2010); curator of “Le Mont Analogue” a touring exhibition in Ecuador (Centro Cultural Metropolitano) and Uruguay (MNAV) with the support of Institut Français (2010). He published a few monographic catalogues: “Jorge Pardo, display for the Museum les Augustins” (Hatje Cantz, 2018), “Per Kirkeby. Brick sculptures” (Cahiers d’art, 2017), Marion Verboom (Musée des Sables d’Olonnes, 2015).