Gallien Déjean

Curatorial practice and critical writing

Gallien Déjean (born in 1978, lives and works in Paris) is an art critic and curator. He teaches art theory and art history at the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL). He is a member of Treize, a production, exhibition and publishing structure. Recently, he organized the first retrospective of the activities of the English group BANK (Self Portrait – BANK’s Archives & Relics – 1991-2003 at Treize in 2012 and at Elaine MGK, Basel, in 2013). In 2013, he co-organized the group exhibition Le club des sous l’eau (The Underwater Club) around the work of the director Jean Painlevé. Between 2013 and 2015, he was a curator at the Palais de Tokyo. He directed the publication of the catalogue of the UNdocumenta festival in Gwangju (Korea). He is currently preparing an exhibition in 2017 with the New York poet Tan Lin.