On November 28, 2019, Serge Lasvignes, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Centre Pompidou-Metz and Chairman of the Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture, appointed Chiara Parisi as Director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz for a five-year term beginning on December 2, 2019.
Chiara Parisi succeeds Emma Lavigne, who resigned her position in September 2019 to become Director of the Palais de Tokyo.
An art historian, Chiara Parisi directed the International Centre for Art and Landscape on Vassivière Island in southwestern France from 2011 to 2014. She was then in charge of cultural programs for the reopening of the Paris Mint. Chiara has also overseen an ambitious program of exhibits at the French Academy / Villa Medicis in Rome. She has been in charge of many other projects as well, including serving as one of the curators of the 2010 edition of Nuit Blanche Metz, an all-night cultural festival, and as artistic director alongside Julie Pellegrin of Nuit Blanche Paris in 2013.
«I am delighted that Chiara Parisi will head up the Centre Pompidou-Metz. Her artistic plan is both creative and audacious. I am confident she will infuse the Centre with her personality, much as her predecessors Laurent Le Bon and Emma Lavigne did in their time» said Nicolas ver Hulst, the Wendel Group’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Centre Pompidou-Metz.
Credits: Philippe Levy