Curatorial Assistant

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Location: New York New York, United States

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French-born New Yorker, I just finished my Masters in museum studies.
I am now interning at the Museum of the City of New York and looking for a job as a curatorial or project assistant. I’m pretty open to any opportunity that would fit my goals. My aim would be to continue doing research, work with artists, historians, museum professionals in the curatorial field preferably. I’m self-motivated, determined and like a challenge.


2013 – 2015: M.A in Museum Studies, University of Montreal (UdeM)
Master’s Thesis: What are the challenges linked to the communication of sustainable architecture through exhibitions? Three exhibitions in New York City: Green towers for New York: from visionary to vernacular (Skyscraper Museum), Growing and Greening New York (MCNY) and Rising Currents (MoMA).
• Exhibition, interpretation and diffusion: creation of an exhibition (from concept to scenario): Beautés Monstrueuses about the representation of monsters in contemporary art.
• New museology: Presentation of a seminar about the new stakes of the exhibition and conservation of performance art. Discussion with performance artists (Jean Sébastien Vague).
• Management and administration of museums.
• Arrangement of museum’s space.
• Techniques of conservation: principles and guidelines of preventive conservation.
• Collections and conservation.
• History and functions of museums: focus on contemporary art since the 60’s: how ephemeral art has
challenged the curatorial practice (case study of performances in contemporary art).

2010 – 2013: B.A, Double Major Art History – English, Institut Catholique de Paris, (France), mention Bien
(good) with strong interest in contemporary art.

2012: Fall semester at the City College of New York City (MICEFA exchange program). GPA: 3.75.
English and Art History courses: Modern Mexican Art (the Muralist painters); US History (from the Independence War to the Civil War); Writing about Art; Post War Art (Contemporary Art after 1945).


Curatorial Intern
Museum of the City of New York
December 2014 – Present
Currently working on a forthcoming exhibition “Affordable Housing: New York’s legacy” about the history and current state of public and subsidized housing in New York City. The exhibition will feature efforts to provide adequate below-market-rate housing for New York’s poor and working class, beginning with pioneering philanthropic efforts in the 19th century. The exhibition will trace government involvement from early legally mandated building regulations for tenements, through the massively ambitions and extensive housing developments that were built from the 1930s until the 1970s. Contemporary housing, particularly units being built by public-private partnerships, and plans to significantly expand affordable-housing initiatives, will also be documented and explored.

Also working on the Activist New York exhibition with curator Sarah Seidman:
Using artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components that seek to tell the entire story of activism in the five boroughs, Activist New York presents the passions and conflicts that underlie the city’s history of agitation.

Preparation of a new case study on protesting Prohibition in New York City (1920-1933).

Helping the Public Programs to reach out to organizations to become co-sponsors of the symposium of the exhibition “Saving Place: 50 years of NYC landmarks” (April 21 – Sept 13, 2015)

Curatorial Intern
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
May 2014 – July 2014
Planning an exhibition for fall, 2015, about the Canadian artist Edmund Alleyn.
Working on the preparation of a touring exhibition La Question de l’Abstraction for 2015.


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    architecture, archives, Art, cataloging, collection, Contemporary Art, copyrights permission, design, exhibition management, Exhibitions, loans request, modern art, museums, Research

Spoken Languages

    English, French, Spanish

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