Christine Macel

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Christine Macel
Born1969 (age 51–52)
Paris, France
Known forDirector of 2017 Venice Biennale

Christine Macel (born 1969) is a French curator. She was the director of the 2017 Venice Biennale, and is chief curator at the Centre Pompidou.[1]

Early life[edit]

Christine Macel was born in Paris in 1969.[2]


Macel is a contributor to several magazines such as Artforum, Flash Art, Art Press, Parkett and Cahiers du Musée national d'art moderne.[3]

Macel has served as the Chief Curator at the Centre Pompidou since 2000, where she started the museum's contemporary art department. She has curated shows for Sophie Calle, Gabriel Orozco, Nan Goldin, and Philippe Parreno.[1]

At the Venice Biennale, Macel curated the French pavilion in 2013 (Anri Sala), and the Belgian pavilion in 2007 (Eric Duyckaerts).[4][5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Christine Macel to Curate 2017 Venice Biennale". Artnet. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Biennale Arte 2017 - Director". La Biennale di Venezia. April 12, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "La Biennale di Venezia - Christine Macel". Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Christine Macel Appointed Artistic Director of 2017 Venice Biennale". Artforum. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Venice Biennale Taps Christine Macel to Be Artistic Director of 2017 Edition". Artnews. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "About the Curator: Christine Macel". Artsy. Retrieved March 6, 2016.

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