2017: Etienne Bernard

Etienne Bernard is an art critic and curator. He is director of the Passerelle Centre for Contemporary Art in Brest, France.

He was granted an MA in Aesthetics from the University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris in 2004. His academic research was focused on documentary American landscape photography. From 2007 to 2009, he was director of the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont and guest curator at the CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux.

As an art critic, he has been a regular contributor to French magazine 02 among others and has curated various exhibitions in art institutions in France and internationaly. Etienne Bernard has also taught art theory at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and at Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Nantes. From 2010 to 2012 he coordonated Fieldwork Marfa, an international research-in-residency program in Marfa, Texas.