Art historian, art critic and curator ("Lieux communs, figures singulières", Paris 1992, "Photokunst", Stuttgart 1989, among others).
1985-1988 publisher of the magazine Photographie.
Since 1992 professor for art and architecture theory at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
Since 1996 publisher of the magazine »Kioske«.
Jean-François Chevrier had an advising position at documenta X.