Marc Pottier | Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION
Law and Economics, Paris II University

WORK EXPERIENCE

March 2009
Opening of the Art Advisory Service office 1 rue de la Chaise in Paris. Working on different Public Art projects in Brazil and Middle East. Preparing “Iranian Pulse”, Iranian photo & video for the Biennale in Brasilia-Brazil (November 2010).

March-May 2008
Co-curator of the exhibition “L’art vous va si bien, bijoux sculptures” at museum La Piscine, Roubaix, France.

2007
Advisor for the cultural project of l’Ile Seguin (Boulogne-Billancourt, France)

2006-2008
Advisor for the Foundation CivEurop, doing the first cultural European web guide.

From October 2006
Working on the creation of an artists’park in Jordan, “The Garden of Light” in Jordan

September 2002 – September 2006
Cultural attaché at the French Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal. Creator and Curator of Luzboa – International Biennale on the Theme of Light (2004 and 2006). In April 2005, founder of ADIAC Portugal, association of art collectors which aims the promotion of contemporary art in Portugal.

September 1998 – 2002
Cultural and Cooperation attaché at the French General Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Curator of exhibitions such as Contemporary France, Picasso’s Ceramics [Bernard Ruiz Picasso Collection] or Pharaoh’s Egypt.

1998
Designated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate a French Season dedicated to Contemporary Art in the West Coast of the United States, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle. Curator of the exhibition Dan Flavin, Centro Cultural da Light, Rio de Janeiro

1997
Designated consultant of the Museum of the University of Bard College, New York, for the exhibition of the Brazilian artist Tunga. Nominated consultant of the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro Curator of the exhibition Alexander Rodchenko, photography as a history machine, Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo.

1996
Creator and curator of the exhibition Walk on the Soho Side, New York. Organization of a panel in the internet under the title of «Inter-Sections, a journey through urban time and space», New York. Publishing of a catalogue about the French-American artist Stephen Dean.

1995
Creator and curator of the exhibition Avant-garde Walk a Venezia, off-program at the Venice Biennale. Curator of the Tunga’s exhibition for the event Art from Brazil in New York. Curator of the exhibition Curtain, individual exhibition by the French artist Gotscho, Art Chicago. Curator of the exhibition by the Austrian Matthias Herrmann, Block Party of New York.

1993
Settles down in New York, after having accomplished market surveys for three gallery projects [French, Swiss and Swedish], aiming their implementation in New York.

1988-1993
Director of the Urban Gallery (Paris, New York, Nagoya, Tokyo) Organization of exhibition (Selection): Calder – Dubuffet – Miró – Picasso – Pissarro – Tapiès. Opening of the Contemporary Art Department with the new French art scene.

1986-1988
Administrator of the Society of Modern Art National Museum’s Friends, chaired by Helène David-Weill Creation of a Specialized Councelling Office for corporate sponsoring. Training of the creative team of the Advertisement Office Equateur: conferences on design, cinema, photography, contemporary art. Publishing of an agenda-artguide for Les Éditions du Chêne. Creation of ‘Ap’art l’art qui déménage’, groups of collectors. Collective buys and conferences on different aspects of contemporary art.

1980-1986
Main assistant of auctioneer Francis Briest in Paris.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Fluent in French, English and Portuguese

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Married with two children.