Chiara Parisi
Director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz
President of the Prize Carré sur Seine 2022

French, English, Italian
Speciality: multidisciplinary

Chiara Parisi has been director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz since December 2019.

An art historian, Chiara Parisi defends artists in their most daring adventures, to allow everyone to have an intense experience of creation. She believes deeply that art changes lives and aspires to bring real manifestations of it to the public.

In 2011, she was appointed Director of Cultural Programmes at the Monnaie de Paris, which opened its doors to the public and, in a few years, became an international art institution.
Under her direction, exhibitions with a great public impact have been created: Paul McCarthy with Chocolate Factory; the exhibition Take me I'm Yours, conceived by Christian Boltanski and Hans-Ulrich Obrist; the most important exhibition in France of Jannis Kounellis and a rereading of the work of Bertrand Lavier with Merci Raymond (Hains). Chiara Parisi's artistic direction ends with the largest exhibition ever presented in Europe of Maurizio Cattelan's work, Not Afraid of Love, marking a return to the artist's work.

In 2017, Chiara Parisi was appointed curator for exhibitions at the Académie de France in Rome - Villa Medici. A new cycle of exhibitions begins with Annette Messager, then Claire Tabouret and Yoko Ono, Elizabeth Peyton and Camille Claudel, Tatiana Trouvé and Katharina Grosse. It will end in 2019 with the exhibition by Anne and Patrick Poirier, preceded by an exceptional exhibition, at the crossroads between art history and contemporary research, Le Violon d'Ingres. For the first time, the gardens of the Villa Medici will be accessible to the public at night during the exhibition Ouvert la nuit (Open at Night ) which invites renowned artists to take over the 16 mythical squares of the Villa: Camille Blatrix, Nina Canell, Trisha Donnelly, Jimmie Durham, Elmgreen & Dragset, Felix González-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Joan Jonas, Hassan Khan, Lee Mingwei, François Morellet, Otobong Nkanga...

In 2019, she is responsible for the annual exhibition of the Fondation Carmignac on the island of Porquerolles with La Source, which brings together Max Ernst, Egon Schiele, Forrest Bess, El Anatsui, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg and Roy Lichtenstein, alongside whom Sarah Lucas's first monographic exhibition in France appears.