Main Exhibition

Nicolas Bourriaud, Artistic Director

Nicolas Bourriaud has consistently explored art practices based on human relationships and communication, often intersecting with technology, media, and networks through his works such as “Relational Aesthetics” (1998), “Postproduction” (2002), “The Radicant” (2009), and “Inclusions: Aesthetics of the Capitalocene” (2020). The discourse of relational aesthetics, which deals with concepts of relationships, mediation, participation, and interaction, is often cited as one of the defining concepts in contemporary art. Bourriaud founded and co-directed the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (1999-2006) and was Gulbenkian Curator for Contemporary Art at Tate Britain in London (2007-2010). He has helmed large-scale exhibitions such as Tate Triennial 2009, Taipei Biennale 2014, and Istanbul Biennale 2019. In 2022, he curated PLANET B. Climate change and the new sublime, Palazzo Bollani, Venice for Radicants, an international curatorial cooperative which he created earlier the same year.