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Pierre Bal-Blanc

Pierre Bal-Blanc is an independent curator and essayist based in Athens and Paris. Born in a working-class environment in Ugine, Savoie France, his destiny changed at the age of 17 following his meeting with Johan van der Keuken with whom he co-directed Le Résistant (1983), a collective short film in Annecy coordinated by Thierry Nouel. In 1988, he founded Jeff Wall Production, which used the title of his first published critical text on the artist of the same name as a signature for his future projects. In 1992 he made the video Contrat de travail (Employment Contract) in relation to his experience as a performer for Felix Gonzalez Torres. He has published numerous texts and collaborated on film and exhibition productions with David Lamelas, Pierre Huyghe, Rainer Oldendorf, Marie Voignier, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Markus Schinwald, Beatrice Gibson, Rosalind Nashhashibi, Artur Zmijewski, Terre Thaemlitz, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, whom he helped to make known in France during his artistic direction of the CAC Brétigny and abroad when curating biennials (Lyon, Berlin, documenta Cassel…). He recently directed the video Olympia Between in relation to the work of Victor Burgin.