Born 1954 in Paris. Studied Spanish and Portuguese literature and languages as well as art history from 1972-80.
Curator at the State Museum for Modern Art Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris from 1981-90. Professorship at the Ecole du Louvre from 1989-1991 with courses in contemporary art.Taught „Primitive" History of Cubism, courses in anthropology and aesthetics at the Department of Ethnology at the University of Paris X - Nanterre from 1990-93.
As of 1990 curator of the National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Paris. Artistic director of the „documenta X" in Kassel. Since 1998 lectures on curatorial practise and consulting activities on all five continents.
Curator of numerous exhibitions - a selection: »L´Epoque, La Mode, La Moral, La Passion«, State Museum for Modern Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1987); Lothar Baumgarten. Museum for African and Oceanic Art, Paris (1987); »Passages de L´Image«. State Museum for Modern Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1990); Stan Douglas, Monodramas and Television Spots. National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Paris (1991); Cinema on the edge: Brasilian Underground movies from the 1960s and 1970s, National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Paris (1992); Eva Hesse. National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Paris (1993); Concept for film festival „Ici et ailleurs" for the Steirischen Herbst in Graz/Austria (1996); Video and New Media for Sao Paolo Biennale (1999). Author of numerous articles and catalog essays.