Education and Related Experience

2015-2017 : Royal College of Art, EN

MA : Curating Contemporay Art

2010-2014 : Ecole du Louvre Paris

 Bachelor of Art. Senior in Art History and Archeology / Senior in Contemporary Art    

Bio : Margaux Bonopera (born in 1992) lives and works between Paris and Arles. She holds a bachelor's degree in art history from the École du Louvre, specializing in contemporary art, and a master's degree in curating from the Royal College of Art. She wrote her thesis on the concept of "hantology as a curatorial practice. »

She has worked for various institutions such as the Cartier Foundation or the Carmignac Foundation. She has collaborated with various independent curatorial structures such as the Galerie Kogan in Paris where she has organized several exhibitions. She also worked at the SaSa Bassac Art Center in Phnom Penh where she developed a research on the concept of ghost in Cambodia and organized a screening at the Bophana Center in dialogue with Bophana's film archives. Since 2017, it has been part of the More Projects curatorial platform, in collaboration with Sergio Verastegui based between Paris and Marseille. Since Jul 2018y, she has been part of the artistic team of the Van Gogh Foundation, Arles as a curatorial assistant to Bice Curiger and Julia Marchand.

Margaux has organized several exhibitions around different themes but always in relation to the concept of resistance. It seeks to develop as much as possible all its exhibitions in alternative spaces (empty house, apartment, shops...) in order to question the structure of our artistic perception. It is essential for her to work with the young artists of her generation. She has curated various exhibition projects such as: La Sentence de la Corbeille, 2015, Galerie Kogan, The Dose Makes the Poison, 2017, Carousel London, ARRÊTE for Eté Indien(s), 2018 Arles, Les Caillé.xes, Paris ou BAC A SABLE, Arles 2019

Her main research themes focus on the magical process in contemporary art through different concepts such as Hantology, or Ghosts.

She has written numerous texts for artists, for the Document d'Artistes France network, critical texts section or for the Sultana gallery or for podcasts created by Pierrick Mouton for DUUUUU Radio.

Since November 2018, she has created an artists' residency in her house in Arles. One week a month, she welcomes an artist, a critic, a curator, a poet into her house at the Opera House. The purpose of this residency is to offer guests the opportunity to study for a week a specific theme or project on which they do not have time to work. There is no request for a result.

July 2018 

• Curator Assistant at Fondation Van Gogh, Arles

• Opening of the Residency program L'Opéra, Arles

September 2017 - June 2018 

• Art Project Assistant at Carmignac Foundation, Paris and Porquerolles

July 2016 - September 2016

Curator assistant at the Sa Sa Bassac Art Center, Phnom Penh 

September 2014 - March 2015 / June 2015

Curator assistant at Fondation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain, Paris, Bruce Nauman's exhibition

October 2012-June 2013

• Foundation director assistant at Bernardaud Foundation for the brand's 150th anniversary, Paris and Limoges