Exhibition curator and a member of AICA France (international association of art critics) and C-E-A (french association of associated curators), Émilie Flory develops a reflexion on the contemporary system of images through, notably, the multiple forms of repossession displayed by artists today.

After graduating as a culture engineer, she directed the Centre d’art contemporain image/imatge in Orthez from 2001 to the end of 2015, and ensured its art direction until February 2016. After a year as a volunteer at San Francisco Camerawork, she devoted herself to curatorial work as a freelancer in France and abroad. She collaborates regularly with public and private partners (CNAP, Fracs, art centres, museums, galleries, Foundations, collectors).

She has presented the monographic exhibitions of Marie Losier, Lynne Cohen, Loïc Raguénès, Éric Rondepierre, Paul Pouvreau and Joachim Schmid.
Émilie is an ardent supporter of young creators in most of her projects and co-productions. She works with young artists who have had few or no exhibitions and accompanies emerging artists such as Delphine Balley, David De Beyter, documentation céline duval, Nina Laisné, David Coste, and Nicolás Combarro. She is also committed, as a curator, to supporting artists who have never exhibited in France such as Chris McCaw, Katharina Mayer, Michael Scoggins, Gorka Mohamed, Charles-Frédérick Ouellet, Sonia Navarro, Anna Safiatou Touré, Julio Galindo, Julio Linares, Cristina Mejías, Léonie Vanay.

In her collective exhibitions, she raises the issue of roots and migratory movements (Entre fleuve et rivière, Ceux qui nous lient), conflict-affected territories, (No Shooting in This Area), of work (Activité permanente, Cadre Moyen, Melting Point), the cinema and notions of decor and fiction (Hello Happiness!, L’espace des possibles, Le facteur sonne toujours deux fois, Le Pays d’en haut, L’Estran) and also the underground and low cultures (Nothing Else Matters, God’s Nightmare, Powerhouse).

She writes for artists and is regularly a jury member. She also initiates collector's groups, looking after their coordination and managing prospection and acquisitions, notably with Studio Ganek in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes and with the Frac-Artothèque Nouvelle-Aquitaine through the program Les Apprenti.e.s Collectionneur.se.s.

In the summer of 2017, she was the laureate of the Intersections curatorial research residency in Madrid proposed by CAPC, La Casa Encendida, La Casa de Velázquez, L’Acción cultural and l’Institut français. This residency resulted in a number of projects in France and in Spain from 2018 to 2023. In 2022, the Centre d'art et de photographie de Lectoure invited her to curate its summer festival. She works with The Alain Dister Estate on two projects in 2024. A workshop and an exhibition at ENSA Bourges and a large solo exhibition with the city of Mérignac.

Émilie Flory was born in Provence,
Knows the mistral, the tramontane and the Banane district of Paris,
Has been writing about artists and thinking about exhibitions since 2000,
Made Patti Smith laugh in 2010,
Likes to walk at night,
Has a hard time living without music ( and cheeses and good beers...).

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