The jury

The Jury is responsible for selecting the 10 participants of the Master Class, and then the winner and three runners up of the competition. It will be made up of prestigious personalities from the world of art and 3D creation, who will join Jean de Loisy, President of Palais de Tokyo, and Christine Albanel, former Minister for Culture and current Executive Director in charge of events, cultural partnerships and solidarity at Orange, as well as Mathieu Mercier.

 

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  • Mathieu Mercier

    Artist sponsoring the competition

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  • Christine Albanel

    Executive Director at France Telecom-Orange in charge of Events, Partnerships and Solidarity

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  • Mathieu Mercier
  • Jean de Loisy

    President of Palais de Tokyo since June 2011

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  • Mathieu Mercier
  • Ghislaine le Rhun-Gautier

    Orange Director of Business Development

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  • Jean Blaise

    Director of Le Voyage à Nantes

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  • Jean-Hubert Martin

    General Curator for Heritage and exhibition curator

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  • Karen Archey

    Art critic

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  • Samuel Bianchini

    Artist and professor at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris

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  • Mathieu Mercier
  • Fabrice Bousteau

    Managing Editor of Beaux Arts Magazine

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  • Joséphine Derobe

    Stereographer and 3D Director

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    Mathieu Mercier is a French artist, who was born in 1970 and lives in Paris.

    Winner of the Prix Duchamp in 2003, his work has since been shown in many international institutions through monograph exhibitions such as: "Désillusions d'optique" ("Optical disillusions"), Fri Art Center, Freiburg (2012), "Sublimations", Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine (2012), "Untitled, 1993-2007," Paris Modern Art Museum (2007), Kunsthalle Nürnberg (2008), "Prix Marcel Duchamp," Georges Pompidou Center (2004). His most recent group exhibitions include, among others, "Hirschfaktor", ZKM, Karlsruhe (2012), "Carte blanche to John Armleder", Palais de Tokyo (2011), "MMK 1991-2011", Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt (2011). Mathieu Mercier's works are currently being shown at the Mehdi Chouakri Gallery, Berlin (October 12-November 17, 2012) and his next monographic exhibition will take place at the Ricard Foundation, Paris, from November 27-January 12, 2013.

    "Thanks to its heterogeneity, Mathieu Mercier's work plays around with the criteria used by critical analyses to describe it. Objectity, appropriation, ready-made, pretence, indirect functionalism, abstraction. For the most part they are correct, but their enumeration participates in a list that restricts to the absurd. Despite the wealth of references to human, natural and social sciences, the associations it produces retain a share of irreducibility within the contemporary regime of the object." Gallien Dejean, art critic.

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    Executive Director at France Telecom-Orange, Christine Albanel is in charge of Events, Partnerships and Solidarity, she is also Vice-President of the Orange Foundation.

    Throughout her carreer, she gathered an unique expertise and a sensible look on artistic creation, particularly in its international dimension : she was the adviser for Education and Culture at Mr. J. Chirac's office, President of the French Republic, then she managed the < Château de Versailles > as the institution's chairman, before she was nominated Minister of Culture and Communication in 2007. Christine Albanel wrote 3 plays and a novel published by Flammarion.

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    President of Palais de Tokyo since June 2011, Jean de Loisy is a freelance exhibition curator, and has held a variety of positions in a wide range of cultural institutions: the Pays de la Loire Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, the Pays de Loire Ateliers Internationaux, the Ministry of Culture, the Nîmes museum, the Fondation Cartier and the Centre Georges Pompidou.

    In addition he was an art critic for the program Peinture fraîche on France Culture from 1996 to 2006, and director of programs for Mission 2000 in France. He has been a member of numerous councils and committees. In the context of his activities as an exhibition curator, Jean de Loisy has taken part in great many international events including the Venice Biennial in 1993 and 2011 and Monumenta 2011 / Anish Kapoor at the Grand Palais.

    He has also organized a variety of monographic exhibitions, as well as outstanding historical exhibitions like “Hors Limites – l’art et la vie” (1995), and “Traces du sacré” at the Centre Georges Pompidou  (2008), “La Beauté” at Avignon (2000), and also “Les Maîtres du Désordre” at the Musée du Quai Branly (2012).

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    Ghislaine le Rhun-Gautier achieved a Master's Degree in Broadcasting Law at Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University and an MBA at the ESSEC Business School.

    She began her career in 1983 with Havas, working for the Prospective Department, before joining the Sales Department at TDF, and then the Regional Office from 1984 to 1993. She then moved to France Télécom Multimedia in 1994 as Marketing Director.

    Ghislaine took part in the creation of the telco operator's portals, as well as the satellite television package (TPS). In 1998, she founded GOA, France Telecom's mobile and web game platform, and acted as CEO until 2009.

    From 2010 to 2011, she was responsible for everything to do with 3D and in 2012, she was named Director of Business Development for the content division.

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    Artistic Director, Founder of the Research Center for Cultural development.

    Born on April 17th 1951 in Alger, Jean Blaise has a License in Modern Language at the Bordeaux University. He is the current Director of the SPL Voyage a Nantes since January 1rst 2011.

    He started his professional career as Director of the Cultural center of St Médard-en-Jalles (Bordeaux region), then Director of the Cultural Action Center of Chelles (Seine et Marne.

    In 1980, he was a representative for the Cultural Minister for the creation of the Center of Departmental Cultural Action in Guadeloupe. He founded the House of Culture in Nantes in 1982 and took on the Direction of the CRDC (Research Center for Cultural Development), National Scene of Nantes from 1984 to 2010. He is thus the creator of numerous events such as "Lieu Unique" (open in the previous LU factory), or the "Hué Festival" in 2000 and 2002 (Vietnam).

    Jean Blaise est par ailleurs le directeur Artistique de "Nuit Blanche" a Paris en 2002 et 2005.

    Jean Blaise was also the Artistic director of Nuit Blanche in Paris en 2002 and 2005. He occupies the functions of General Director of the Nantes Metropole Tourist center since 2010 and is General Director of the SEM Nantes Culture and Heritage.

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    Jean-Hubert Martin, graduated in art history, was director of the Kunsthalle in Berne, the national museum of modern art the Centre Pompidou, the national museum of Art of Africa and Oceania and tne Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf. He managed artistic programs of Château d'Oiron and of the Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea in Milan.

    His interest in non-western cultures has been lead Jean-Hubert Martin to design decompartmentalized exhibitions by comparing heterogeneous works and thus to promote a renewal regard (Artempo, Museo Fortuny, Venise, 2007 et Theater Of The World, MONA, Hobart, 2012).

    Il a été commissaire de nombreuses biennales et expositions d'envergure : Paris - Berlin (1978), Paris - Moscou (1979), Magiciens de la terre (1989), Une image peut en cacher une autre (2009).

    He curated lof of contemporary art biennial show and major exhibitions: Paris - Berlin (1978), Paris - Moscou (1979), Magiciens de la terre (1989), Une image peut en cacher une autre (2009). He is currently preparing an exhibition Salvador Dali for The Centre Pompidou (november 2012).

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    Karen Archey is an independent curator and art critic based in New York. Elle est conservatrice résidente a l'Abrons Art Center pour 2012-2013.

    She is the 2012-2013 Curator-in-Residence at Abrons Arts Center. Archey's writing is regularly featured in Spike Art Quarterly, Art-Agenda, Kaleidoscope, Rhizome at the New Museum, Modern Painters, and LEAP, where she maintains a bilingual Chinese/English column introducing the work of emerging Western artists to Chinese audiences. Recent curatorial projects include How to Eclipse the Light at Wilkinson, London, tracing the influence of video art pioneer Dara Birnbaum, as well as Deep Space (insides) at Joe Sheftel, New York, a multigenerational exhibition of artists contemplating virtual and physical built space. She regularly speaks on the subject of post-internet art, appearing on a panel moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist at DLD12 in Munich in January 2012.

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    Samuel Bianchini is an artist, lecturer and researcher, living and working in Paris.

    Born in Nancy in 1971, he studied Art through different approaches : Beaux-arts (post-diploma, École régionale des Beaux-arts de Nantes), Decorative arts (Ensad, École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris), Art & Design (Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Londres). After having submitted his PhD thesis at Palais de Tokyo, he is nowadays working as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Valenciennes (Calhiste laboratory) and at EnsadLab, Ecole nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs' research laboratory (Paris) for which he is leading the research program about interactive devices.

    His work is often displayed in France and abroad : Stuk Art Center (Leuven), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Deutsches Hygiene-Museum (Dresden), National museum of contemporary art in Athens, Jeu de Paume (Paris), Laboratoria (Moscow), Thessaloniki Biennal, Centre for contemporary images (Geneva), space_imA and Duck-Won Gallery in Seoul, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Paris Modern Art Museum, La Villa Arson (Nice), etc.In his research about the impact of technological devices on our ways of representation, our new forms of aesthetic experiences and our socio-political organizations, he collaborates with scientists and research laboratories in engineering

    Samuel Bianchini is represented by Ilan Engel Gallery (Paris) http://www.ilanengelgallery.com and for his edition art, by MFC-Michele Didier (Bruxelles, Paris) - http://www.micheledidier.com Website : http://www.dispotheque.org

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    Fabrice Bousteau is a French journalist and writer, also Editor-in-Chief of Beaux Arts magazine.

    He graduated from HEC Paris and the Institut supérieur du management culturel. He is also commentator for the programme "Tout arrive" and producer of the programme "Surexposition" on France Culture radio, as well as commentator for BFM radio.

    He encourages access to contemporary art for as many people as possible and was curator for some major exhibitions, notably at the Centre Pompidou. In 2009, in Reims, he was the curator of the exhibition Art en Europe that tried to raise contemporary art awareness among young people, and, in 2011, at the Centre Pompidou, of the exhibition Paris-Delhi-Bombay.

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    At the beginning of her career, Joséphine Derobe was a freelance reporter and photographer.

    In 2006, Alain Derobe proposed her to work on a stereoscopic photographic and live picture shooting. She discovered the 3D and started to work with her father and shared with him the 3D Natural Depth Method.

    Since 2006, she works for 3D feature films, corporates, short-movies and commercials as stereographer. She started teaching 3D and workshops about 3D as another artistic language in Europe.

    Her first short film as script, director and stereographer : "Diary of a Fridge" , is a movie with live picture and stop motion. The movie was selected in many festivals during 2011 and won many prizes like: Dimension 3DS Expo (France), International Rimouski Festival (Canada ), 37th NSA Convention (Colorado /USA), Be-Film Festival (New-York / USA).