Etienne Bernard

Director of Frac Bretagne in Rennes

Etienne Bernard is the director of the Frac Bretagne in Rennes after directing Passerelle Contemporary art center in Brest (2013-2019) and the International Festival of Poster and Graphic Design in Chaumont (2007-2009).

He has also served as curator-at-large at the CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux (2007-2009). In 2018, he has curated, along with Céline Kopp, the 6th edition of Les Ateliers de Rennes-Contemporary Art Biennale.

From 2010 to 2013, he set up and coordinated Fieldwork: Marfa a research-in-residency program in Marfa, Texas. In the course of his career, he has developped many projects involving artists such as Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Bouchra Khalili, Mierle Laderman Ukeless, Nathaniel Mellors, Senga Nengudi, Martin Parr, Koki Tanaka, Fredrik Vaerslev, Erika Vogt or Ming Wong. Etienne Bernard has also taught art theory at University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (2008-2013) and at Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Nantes (2010-2013).

As an art critic, he has been collaborating with French magazines Archistorm and 02 and published in numerous books (Cura books, Les Presses du Réel, Exit, etc.). 

Aurelien Mole, 2017