Introduction

Council believes in the transformative potential of the arts and works towards extending their influence across other domains.

Our curatorial programme is based on long-term ‘inquiries’ that assemble people and knowledge from the arts, sciences and civil society, in order to foster better understandings of societal issues. Within these inquiries, we curate exhibitions and public programmes, and commission new work by artists, researchers and activists.

Our fellowship programme, AFIELD, supports artists and cultural producers who instigate sustainable social initiatives worldwide.Through specific granting schemes, AFIELD aims to build an international network of inspiring individuals while promoting their role as engaged citizens.

Founded in Paris in 2013, Council is an art organisation that operates internationally, gathering a diversity of audiences and collaborators around each project.

Team

GRÉGORY CASTÉRA
Co-Director
gregory [​at​] council.art

SANDRA TERDJMAN
Co-Director
sandra [​at​] council.art

GIULIA TOGNON
Projects and communication coordinator
giulia [​at​] council.art

OLIVIA ALVAREZ LIBANO
Coordinator, AFIELD
olivia [​at​] council.art

YUNDI WANG
Communication and research assistant
yundi [​at​] council.art

AIMAR ARRIOLA
Chief Editor, The Against Nature Journal
aimar [​at​] council.art

JULIE HÉNEAULT
Designer

GENERAL INQUIRIES
info [​at​] council.art

BOARD MEMBERS
Haro Cumbusyan
Joana Hadjithomas
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy
Bruno Latour
Laurent Le Bon
Joseph Lemarchand
Piergiorgio Pepe
Valérie Pihet

AFIELD ADVISORS
Pio Abad
Binna Choi
Dora Garcia
Mouktar Kocache
Ho Tzu Nyen
Walid Raad
Pedro Reyes
Farid Rakun
Chantal Wong
Hank Willis Thomas

FORMER TEAM MEMBERS
Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey
Salome Burstein
Antonin Charret
Cecilia Granara
Abhijan Gupta
Marie-Nour Héchaimé
Kathryn Marshall
Emma McCormick-Goodhart
Sasha Moujaes
Laurens Otto

FORMER ADVISORS
Mathieu Baudin
Thomas Boutoux
Donna Haraway
Lia Rodrigues Rasha Salti

Partners

Council designs projects according to a specific issue and context, they are often the result of a commission by a first partner. Council’s partners are museums, art organisations, foundations, universities or enterprises across the world who commission or support projects, becoming close collaborators through time.

  • 1
    11th Gwangju Biennale
  • A
    Al Amal School for the Deaf
  • Alternative Law Forum
  • Ashkal Alwan
  • B
    BAMPFA
  • Bergen Assembly
  • Bergen School of Architecture
  • Bonniers Konsthall
  • C
    Centre Georges Pompidou
  • CNRS
  • Contour Biennial
  • F
    Fondation de France
  • Fondation Nina et Daniel Carasso
  • Foundation for Arts Initiatives
  • Frame Contemporary Art Finland
  • French Embassy of New York
  • French Institute of Beirut
  • G
    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • H
    Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation
  • I
    Iaspis - Konstnärsnämnden
  • K
    KADIST
  • Kone Foundation
  • Kunst Halle St. Gallen
  • L
    Leboncoin
  • Legal Agenda
  • M
    MoMA PS1
  • Musée de l'Homme Paris
  • Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
  • R
    Région Ile-de-France
  • S
    Samdani Art Foundation
  • Sharjah Art Foundation
  • Suez Environment
  • T
    The Nature Addicts Fund
  • Times Museum
  • Tsadik Foundation
  • V
    Ville de Paris
  • Vitamin Creative Space
  • W
    Witte de With
Press (PDF)
Writings (PDF)
Talks

Thanks to all the institutions that invited us to present our organisation and projects.

  • 9
    98 Weeks
  • A
    Al Amal School for the Deaf
  • Art in General
  • B
    Bergen Assembly
  • Bergen School of Architecture (BAS)
  • C
    Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia
  • Centre Georges Pompidou
  • Contour Biennial
  • D
    Dutch Art Institute (DAI)
  • F
    Fiac
  • G
    Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
  • H
    Heinrich Böll Foundation
  • I
    Institut national d'histoire de l'art
  • L
    La Maison rouge
  • Loop Barcelona
  • m
    miart
  • M
    Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris
  • P
    Pantheon-Sorbonne University
  • R
    Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
  • S
    Samdani Art Foundation
  • Statens Konstråd
  • T
    TBA21: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
  • Tensta Konsthall
  • V
    Violette and Co
  • W
    Wiels
  • Witte de With
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