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Vulnerable & Pessimistic, Yet Still Laughing
Cédric Fauq (b. 1992) is a Paris–based French curator. He was recently appointed curator at Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

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Pain Scale (detail)

Pain Scale (detail)

, Caroline Lazard, 2019

Courtesy of the artist and Essex Street / Maxwell Graham, New York

Previously, he worked as curator of exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary, which he had joined in September 2017, developing exhibition projects (Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance; Sung Tieu: In Cold Print; Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio), performances (Okwui Okpokwasili; Steffani Jemison; Lou Lou Lou Sainsbury) and publications.

He also writes, and develops freelance projects [DOC, Paris (2018); Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna (2018); Nir Altman, Munich (2019); Atlantis, Marseille with Wilfrid Almendra (2020)]. He co-directed in London (2016-2018); and was a member of the Baltic Triennial XIII curatorial team (2017-2018).

Recent and upcoming projects include Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio at Nottingham Contemporary and Anticorps (Antibodies) at Palais de Tokyo.

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