Heritage conservator and exhibition curator
Jean-Hubert Martin holds a degree in art history, and has worked as director of number of institutions: the Kunsthalle Bern, the Musée national d’art moderne du Centre Pompidou, the Musée national des arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie in Paris and the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf. He was director of artistic programming at the Château d’Oiron and Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Milan. His interest in non-Western cultures has led him to create open and inclusive exhibitions that have confronted heterogeneous works with the aim of bringing about new or renewed perspectives (Théâtre du monde, MONA, Hobart and Maison Rouge, Paris, 2012-13 and Carambolages, Grand Palais Paris, 2016). He has curated numerous biennials and large-scale exhibitions: Paris – Berlin (1978), Paris – Moscou (1979), Magiciens de la terre (1989), Une image peut en cacher une autre (2009), Salvador Dali (2012), L’étrange cité d’Ilya et Emilia Kabakov (2014) and Le Maroc Contemporain (2015). Since 2015 he has been president of the artistic, scientific and cultural council of the Cité de la céramique de Sèvres.