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Grégory Castéra
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Grégory Castéra

Grégory Castéra (1981) is a curator based in Paris, whose practice is mostly focused on institutional experimentation, collaboration, conversation and curation of research. With Sandra Terdjman, he is the founder and director of Council (since 2013), a curatorial organization that researches, produces, and supports artists and projects that endeavor to renew the representation of social issues. From 2010 to 2012 he served as co-director of Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, conducting various research projects on discourse formation within artistic practices, giving rise to publishing projects, events and exhibitions. From 2007 to 2014, he co-authored the Encyclopédie de la parole (Encyclopedia of Speech), a collaborative inquiry into the formal properties of speech. In 2010 he initiated Ecologies, a program of curatorial and museographic research on the life of artworks (awarded the Hors les Murs grant by the Institut français in 2013). Castéra is regularly invited to write, give talks and workshop, advise institutions, and curate exhibitions. Castéra is Witte de With’s Curatorial Fellow for 2017.

Selection of projects (curation or co-curation): WITHIN / Infinite Ear (exhibition and concerts, Bergen Assembly, 2016); Foreign Places (exhibition, Wiels, 2016); The Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge or Non-Knowledge No 18: On Becoming Earthlings (event, Musee de l’homme, 2015); The Manufacturing of Rights (colloquium, Ashkal Alwan, 2015); On Ordinary Narratives (exhibition, Villa Arson, 2013); Agency, Assembly (events, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, 2011); Jennifer Lacey, I Heart Lygia Clark (therapies, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, 2010-11); Franck Leibovici, (forms of life) (events and publication, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, 2010-2012); Akram Zaatari, Conversation with an Israeli filmmaker called Avi Mograbi (performance and publication, Les Laboratories d’Aubervilliers, 2010); Joris Lacoste, Parlement (performance, since 2009); Playtime (performance festival, Betonsalon, 2008, 2009).