Born in Lorient, France, in 1985
Lives and works in Paris
Curator of exhibitions, as well as research and coordination officer, Marie Bertran has been working for more than 10 years with cultural institutions. From 2008 to 2014, she worked at the Centre Pompidou and the RMN-GP and participated in the realization of the Kandinsky, Portraits, Arman, Salvador Dalí and Carambolages exhibitions with Christian Derouet, Jean-Michel Bouhours, Jean-Hubert Martin and Thierry Dufrêne. In 2015, she joined the Monnaie de Paris, where she was involved in the production of the Marcel Broodthaers and Take Me (I’m Yours) exhibitions. In 2016, she was hired by the Jeu de Paume, where she contributed to the fulfillment of the project Soulevements imagined by Georges Didi-Huberman and then became, together with Marta Gili, the curator of the exhibition Instruments devoted to Ismaïl Bahri. Interested by modern and contemporary art, Marie Bertran has been involved in projects across France (The Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon, the Museum of Regional History of the Hospice Comtesse, the center of contemporary art of Kerguehennec, etc.) and abroad (Museum Tinguely of Basel, Fundación Mapfre in Madrid, etc.). Her research regularly focuses on the surrealist movement, the 1960s, the emerging scene (especially in Spain and Asia) and contemporary ceramics. She always aims to create a close and trusting relationship with artists while conducting rigorous research, and never ceases to question the meaning and scope of cultural actions and productions.