Loïc Le Gall
Loïc Le Gall is the Assistant Curator of the Department of Contemporary Art and Prospective of Centre Pompidou, Paris. He works on exhibitions and some specific acquisitions, and regularly participates in artist’s publications and catalogues. Recent exhibitions involving his contribution include Cher(e)s Ami(e)s: Hommage aux donateurs des collections contemporaines (2016); La collection Thea Westreich Wagner et Ethan Wagner (2016); Melik Ohanian, Under Shadows (2016); and Polyphonies (2016). He has also organised screenings including Hoël Duret (Prospectif Cinema, 2017) and Table rase (Prospectif Cinema, 2016). Also engaged in independent curatorial practice, Le Gall has curated Liang Yuanwei: Behind the Curtain, presented by K11 Art Foundation at Conservatorio di musica Benedetto Marcello, Venice, in 2017, and Zhao Yang: In Between, presented at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, in 2016.
Le Gall holds an MA in Art History and Curatorial Studies from Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris. His essay Walid Raad, A Historian-artist investigates the recreation of history by an artist after the trauma of a civil war. More specifically, he is focusing on visual arts in the Middle East and China. He is currently studying the time artists spends during their travels. In the context of the globalisation, how can these moments of displacement lead an artist to create works of art? What are the impacts of travelling on artists?