Grégory Castéra

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Grégory Castéra is a curator, educator, and editor working in the field of contemporary art; co-founder (along with Sandra Terdjman, 2013—) and director of Council, Paris; currently co-curator of the exhibition Shoreline Movements (along with Erika Balsom, Taipei Biennial, 2020-2021); guest professor of collective practices at The Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm; co-editor of The Against Nature Journal (along with Aimar Arriola and Giulia Tognon, 2020—); and infrastructure and project advisor for the Kerenidis Pepe Collection in Paris. Before this, he served as coordinator of Bétonsalon (2007-2009), co-director of Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (along with Alice Chauchat and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, 2010-2012), and member of the Encyclopedia of Spoken Words (2007-2014).

Together with Eliel Jones he forms Council.Council is an art organisation devoted to fostering better understanding of societal issues. It was founded with the conviction that art produces meaningful social change and that its influence can be extended to other domains. Council develops a long-term artistic programme by partnering with thinkers and makers from different fields of action and expertise. Council commissions artworks, curates exhibitions, designs assemblies, and orchestrates educational programmes. Council’s programme addresses issues related to health and care, gender equality, ecology, collective practices and social innovation. Through these activities, Council builds trans-local networks of creative and civically minded communities. Council was founded and registered as a nonprofit organisation in France by Grégory Castéra and Sandra Terdjman and is composed today of a team of eight. It is financially supported by foundations and cultural institutions. The offices are located in Paris, and activities take place internationally.

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