Former Program Curator, Frac Centre-Val de Loire (Orléans, France)
An architect and architecture historian, Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou works as a curator and writer. Her research addresses the architectural field as one that stands “at the edge of everything else” (Choi, Trotter) and proceeds by building genealogies from the 1960s radical practices to contemporary ones. From 2011 to 2016, she has been the Program curator at the Frac Centre (Orléans, France), where she has curated exhibitions and events, amongst which “Relief(s)” (2015), “The City as a Vision” (2014), and was Assistant curator of the 9th edition of ArchiLab “Naturalizing Architecture”. Previously, Emmanuelle has collaborated to numerous exhibitions, first in the institutional context of the Centre Pompidou and Centre Pompidou-Metz, then at OMA/AMO (“OMA / Progress”, Barbican Art Gallery, 2011). She has written extensively for exhibition catalogues and published essays on the topic of the architectural exhibition.