Studio Jérôme Sans
His Parisian studio embodies Jérôme Sans' signature: multidisciplinarity and dynamism in his activities, with institutions, brands, artists, but also in the world of architecture, publishing, press and media.
Founder & CEO
Jérôme Sans is recognised worldwide as one of the few people to have conceived, shaped and directed cultural institutions and centres. This creator of places has instilled new models for understanding and engaging differently and democratically with art and culture. Jérôme Sans is one of the most creative and unconventional actors in the contemporary art world. These models are imitated all over the world, such as the Palais de Tokyo, which he co-founded in Paris and co-directed for the first six years together with Nicolas Bourriaud, before becoming the director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing from 2008 to 2012. In addition to his publications, he was creative director and editor-in-chief of the French cultural magazine L'Officiel Art and has curated numerous international exhibitions, including the Taipei Biennial (2000), the Lyon Biennial (2005), and major monographic exhibitions such as Li Qing at the Prada Rong Zhai Foundation in Shanghai (2019), Erwin Wurm at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade (2022) as well as the installation Au cours des mondes by Alicja Kwade on Place Vendôme in Paris. He is also accompanying the development of LagoAlgo in Mexico City , where he presented group shows named Shake Your Body in September 2022 and Desert Flood in February 2023.
Curator, artistic director and director of institutions, Jérôme Sans is known for his pioneering and transversal approach to cultural institutions and exhibitions.
Trained in art history, management and cultural economy at the University of Paris, she joined contemporary art galleries, notably Yvon Lambert gallery and Cosmic Galerie from its inauguration, before joining the audiovisual production for the coordination of the cultural TV show Café Picouly. In 2008, she was entrusted by the collector Claude Berri with the production of exhibitions in his new space in the Marais. From 2009 to 2012, she managed and developed the VIP service of the FIAC in Paris. In 2012, she became involved with SAM Art Projects and took over the management of the Foundation which actively contributes to the cultural decompartmentalisation of contemporary art by organising residencies for international artists and an annual prize for the French scene. She has directed dozens of large-scale projects with artists such as Henrique Oliveira, Angelika Markul, Zineb Sedira, Mel O'Callaghan, Ivan Argote and Adrian Villar Rojas, in collaboration with the Palais de Tokyo. In January 2022, Jessie Charbonneau joined Jérôme Sans studio as director to continue her commitment to contemporary artists and to carry out international multidisciplinary projects.