A former student of the Ecole nationale des Chartes and the Institut national du Patrimoine (Paris), Annabelle Ténèze is chief curator and Director of les Abattoirs in Toulouse, France (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - FRAC Occitanie Toulouse) since 2016. Annabelle Ténèze was first curator of the graphic arts cabinet at the Picasso-Paris National Museum (2006 to 2012). She then heads the museum of contemporary art in Rochechouart until 2016. In Rochechouart Museum she has organized the solo exhibitions of Jules de Balincourt, Eduardo Basualdo, Tomaz Furlan, Raoul Hausmann, Folkert de Jong, Kent Monkman, Laure Prouvost and Carolee Schneemann. She has also co-organized several exhibitions dedicated to women artists (Paint, she Said and Lucy’s Iris. Contemporary African Women Artists in partnership with the MUSAC in León and the CAAM of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). Since her arrival at les Abattoirs, the following exhibitions have been presented: Daniel Spoerri: les dadas des deux Daniel, Around Nouveau Réalisme (in partnership with the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris), Suspended Animation (in partnership with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC), Medellín, A Colombian Story. From the 1950s to the present (in partnership with the Museo de Antioquia Medellín), Zero Gravity. An artistic Approach of the Space Adventure (in partnership with CNES), Picasso and the Exodus. A Spanish History of Art in Resistance (in partnership with the Musée national Picasso-Paris), the programme of exhibitions I am a Native Foreigner, Viva Gina! A Lifetime of Art (in partneship with Mudima Foundation, Milano) as well as several monographic retrospective and projects : Joël Andrianomearisoa, Eduardo Chillida, David Claerbout, Béatrice Cussol, Hessie, Marguerite Humeau, Renaud Jerez, Jacqueline de Jong, Takesada Matsutani, Presence Panchounette, Laure Prouvost, Maya Rochat, Vivien Roubaud, Judit Reigl, Kevin Rouillard, Peter Saul, Carolee Schneemann, Gisèle Vienne, etc.

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