Jérôme Sans

Curator, art critic, artistic director and director of renowned institutions, Jérôme Sans was the co-founder and co-director of the acclaimed Palais de Tokyo in Paris from 1999 to 2006. He subsequently assumed the role of director of programs at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle (UK). From 2008 to 2012, he was the former director of the ground-breaking Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (UCCA).

From 2006 until 2012, he has been Global Cultural Curator for Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. He has curated numerous major exhibitions around the world, including the Taipei Biennial (2000), the Lyon Biennial (2005), and the Nuit Blanche in Paris (2006), and is the author of several books, including Au Sujet de/About Daniel Buren (Flammarion, 1998); Araki (Taschen, 2001); China Talks (Timezone 8, 2009) and China: The New Generation (Skira, 2014).

Jérôme Sans is also co-founder of Perfect Crossovers Ltd., a Beijing-based consultancy for specific cultural projects between China and the rest of the world. Moreover, he is involved as artistic director in several major architectural and urban projects, such as the Rives de Saône-River Movie in Lyon, and, from 2015 until 2017, the Grand Paris Express cultural project. He was recently appointed as artistic director of the future contemporary art foundation developed by Emerige on the Seguin Island in the greater Paris region.

„museum in progress ist die Metapher dessen, was jedes Museum sein sollte. Immer in Bewegung, immer ‚in progress‘. Eine Struktur, die sich selbst unaufhaltsam neu erfindet und befähigt ist, Kunst als etwas in Entwicklung Befindliches zu präsentieren.“