Chris Dercon has been appointed Managing Director of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and will assume office on December 19th, 2022.
For almost forty years, the Fondation Cartier has engaged a dialogue across all areas of art, fashion, and the performing arts with a hybrid innovative visionary stance, straddling art and science, as well as art and ecology, under the artistic direction of Hervé Chandès. I am honored and delighted to join Alain Dominique Perrin and the Fondation team to write the next chapters of the Fondation Cartier’s history. I would like to thank the Rmn-GP and its teams for all of the work accomplished together at the service of French museums and regions.Chris Dercon
Chris Dercon has the status, experience, and authority to lead the Fondation Cartier both in Paris, with the project located at Louvre-Palais-Royal, and overseas.Alain Dominique Perrin, President and Founder of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
Born in 1958 in Lier (Belgium), Chris Dercon is an art historian and exhibition curator who has become a recognized figure in the art world. For the past thirty years, he has played an important role in the direction and development of numerous major internationally-renowned institutions, such as PS1, New York; Kunstinstituut Melly and Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Haus der Kunst, Munich, and Tate Modern, London.
Since 2019, he has been president of the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais (Association of French National Museums), where he piloted the ambitious renovation and transformation campaign of the Grand Palais.
He will take office at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain with Hervé Chandès at his side, who will pursue his mission as Artistic Managing Director.