Marc Pottier

(this page was last updated in February 2018)

Lives and works between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Paris, France.
Member of the PIPA Nominating Committee 2018.

Born in Dijon, France, Marc Pottier’s first contact with the market of contemporary art was through auctions. Later, he worked at Sawada (Nagoya, Tokyo, Paris, Nova York), where he was responsible for the collection of contemporary and modern art. For eight years, he worked at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a ‘cultural ambassador’ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Lisboa, Portugal.

Since 2017 he works as a independent curator. From then on, he has organized important exhibitions, such as “Aleksander Rodchenko” (MAM-SP, Brazil), “Cerâmicas de Picasso” (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and “Luzboa – a bienal da Luz” (Lisboa, Portugal), besides cultural circuits in cities like Venice, Paris and NY. He was curator and coordinator of events and exhibitions like “Pulso Iraniano” (Oi Futuro RJ, BH e SESC Vila Mariana São Paulo, Brazil, 2011-12) and “Elles@Pompidou” (Centre George Pompidou, in Paris, CCBB RJ, CCBB BH). He wrote the book “Made by Brazilians” (Enrico Navarra Publisher, 2014), that contains declarations of 230 professionals who represent Brazilian contemporary art. He is also the author of “Ashaninkas, paradis perdu? ” (Ed Arcadia. 2016). He was guest curator of the 3rd Bienal da Bahia in 2014 and curator of “Made by… Feito por Brasileiros” (Cidade Matarazzo, São Paulo, Brazil). He also created and hosted “Olhar Estrangeiro, Rio de Janeiro”, a weekly TV show broadcasted by the Arte1 channel between 2015 and 2016. He now prepares a new TV show named “Imaginary Museums”, and was invited to create the upcoming art biennial in Manama/Bahrein.


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