Vit à : Paris , France
Independent curator and art critic, Jean-Christophe Arcos was nominated in 2018 for the AICA Art Critics’ Prize and participated in numerous juries and selection committees (Friends of the Palais de Tokyo Prize, Sciences-Po for contemporary art Prize, Host Call Nantes, Glassbox, MFA Caen / Chebourg …).
He contributes to various publications and catalogs of exhibitions and regularly gives lectures and workshops in France and abroad (Vasarely Foundation, Museum of Arts and Crafts, National Schools of Architecture in Lille and Marseille, HGB Leipzig, Kunstakademie Karlsruhe, Sousse Institute of Fine Arts…). He has also taken part in various residencies and research programs (FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, FRAC Grand Large, Romanian Cultural Institute, French Institute Berlin, Artists’ Documents …).
Interested in the arts of time (video and performance) as well as through the erosion of architecture and the chemistry of photography, he assumed the curation of screenings sessions of artists’ films (International City of Arts, The Station / Villa Arson, FRAC Normandy), and was invited by the Palais de Tokyo for 3 editions of the DoDisturb festival. He has also invested in other, more classical exhibition formats (Cognacq-Jay Museum in Paris, malterie in Lille, Kunsthaus L6 in Freiburg, Atelier Châteaubriand and the Katapult endowment fund in Nantes, etc.).
His research explore the connections between history of forms and history of ideas, with a particular focus on the updating of the Bauhaus, to which he devotes today an academic project in the context of a doctoral thesis to come.