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 the monographs Li Qing at the Prada Rong Zhai Foundation in Shanghai (2019) ... Most recently Erwin Wurm at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade (2022) .... He is also accompanying the development of a new venue in Mexico City Lago Algo, where he will present a group show in September 2022.
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.
After a classical literary and philosophical education, Antoine Champenois studied art history at the Sorbonne before devoting himself fully to contemporary art and curating exhibitions in 2019. His field of investigation extends from new technologies and the digital era to the mechanisms of pop culture. This progressive specialisation and his taste for writing lead him to collaborate regularly with magazines or directly with artists. After a stint at TRAM, a contemporary art network in Ile-de-France, which enabled him to understand the issues specific to the region and to put his expertise in working with young artists to good use, his career path led him to the FRAC Lorraine (Metz) where he worked with Agnès Violeau on exhibition production and publishing coordination.
His attraction for collaborative practices beyond the sphere of contemporary art naturally led him to a team where transdisciplinarity is a signature, he joined the Jérôme Sans studio in March 2022.