Julien Creuzet is a visual artist, video-maker, performer and poet. Born in 1986 in Blanc-Mesnil, Julien Creuzet lives and works in Fontenay-sous-Bois. He has been given several solo shows, including recently at the VR Arles Festival as part of the Palais de Tokyo’s off-site exhibition during the Rencontres d’Arles (2018), at the Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard and Bétonsalon – centre d’art et de recherche (Paris, 2018), the gallery NaMiMa at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art et de Design in Nancy (2016) and at the Frac Basse-Normandie (Caen, 2015). His work has also been presented in a large number of group shows: “Aujourd’hui aura lieu”, the Palais de Tokyo’s off-site exhibition during the 12th Gwangju Biennale (2018), “A Cris Ouverts”, the 6th edition of the Ateliers de Rennes, Biennale d’Art Contemporain (2018), the Rencontres de Bamako, 11th Biennale Africaine de la Photographie (2017), the 14th Biennale de Lyon (2017), at the Frac Pays de la Loire (Carquefou, 2016) or else at La Galerie, Centre d’Art Contemporain (Noisy-le-Sec, 2015). He is represented by the Document Gallery in Chicago.
Jean de Loisy is the Director of the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was President of the Palais de Tokyo from 2011 to 2018, and has occupied different functions in various cultural institutions such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris or the Cartier Foundation, amongst others. In the frame of his curatorial activities, Jean de Loisy has participated in number of international events like the Venice Biennial in 1993 and 2011 as well as organizing the Gwangju Biennial in 1995 or historical exhibitions of which ‘Hors Limites – l’art et la vie’ (1995) and ‘Traces du sacré’ at the Centre Pompidou (2008) or ‘La Beauté’ in Avignon (2000), ‘Monumenta/Anish Kapoor’ at the Grand Palais (2011), ’Les Maîtres du Désordre’ (2012) at the Musée du Quai Branly, ‘Formes simples’ at the Centre Pompidou-Metz (2014), ‘A Brief History of the Future’ at Musée du Louvre (2015) and ‘Monumenta/Huang Yong Ping’ at the Grand Palais (2016).
Stephanie Cristello (Canadian b. 1991) is a critic and curator living and working in Chicago, IL. She was previously the Senior Editor US for ArtSlant (2012–2018) and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art. Her writing has been published in ArtReview, BOMB Magazine, Elephant Magazine, Frieze Magazine, OSMOS, Mousse Magazine, and Portable Gray, published by the University of Chicago Press, in addition to numerous exhibition catalogues nationally and internationally. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013 with a Liberal Arts Thesis in the Visual Critical Studies Department. In 2020–21 Cristello was a Curatorial Advisor to the Busan Biennale and Guest Curator at Kunsthal Aarhus. She is currently an Artistic Advisor to EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, and the Director / Curator at Chicago Manual Style. Her forthcoming books are Theodora Allen: Saturnine (Motto, 2021) and Barbara Kasten: Architecture and Film 2015–2020 (Skira, 2021).
Osei Bonsu is a curator, critic and art historian who has developed projects focused on transnational histories of art, collaborating with museums, galleries and private collections internationally. He curated the 10th edition of Satellites, The Economy of Living Things, 2017, an exhibition co-commissioned by Jeu de Paume and CAPC: Centre for Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, and has worked on a number of projects focusing on African art, including Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, 2015, and 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, 2013-14. Osei has contributed to exhibition catalogues and publications including ArtReview, New African and NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, and was an acting contributing editor to frieze. He holds an MA History of Art from University College London.
Cathia Lawson-Hall is Head of Coverage and Investment Banking for Africa at Société Générale. Cathia is also member of the Supervisory Board for Group Vivendi, a world leading French media company and sits at the Board of Agence Française de Développement (AFD). She has a deep interest in culture and a passion for contemporary art to which she is committed by supporting artists from Africa and African diasporas. A long-time collector, Cathia is a founding member of the Acquisition Committee for African Modern and Contemporary Art at the Center Georges Pompidou (Beaubourg).
Philip Hall is an asset manager specialized in both proprietary and third-party investment management focused on credit and equity volatility arbitrage. He founded two management companies and before that, held positions of Market Maker, Credit and Volatility hedge fund manager. Philip has a passion for contemporary art to which he is committed by supporting artists from Africa and the African diasporas. A long-time collector, Philip is a founding member of the Acquisition Committee for Modern and Contemporary Art in Africa at the Center Georges Pompidou (Beaubourg).
Catherine Sarr is the founder and CEO of Almasika Fine Jewellery, a fusion of design and culture creating jewellery rooted in symbols, shape and stories transcending societal boundaries. She is a member of the Women's board and Advisory Committee of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a member of the programs committee of The Arts Club of Chicago.
Mamadou-Abou Sarr is the founder and President of V-Square Quantitative Management, a global asset management firm headquartered in Chicago. Mamadou is actively involved in philanthropic and civic activities around the world. He is a member of the committee on Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago and a member of the museum council at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Mamadou is a French Foreign Trade Advisor, appointed by decree of the Prime Minister of France.
The Beaux-Arts committee is comprised of the following distinguished curators:
Curator and Art critic (France)
Director of the Contemporary Art center of Brétigny-sur-Orge (France)
Director of the Regional Fund of Contemporary Art - Île-de-France (France)