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Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Located in the La Joliette neighbourhood of Marseille, at the gateway to the Euroméditerranée ecodistrict project of urban renewal, the Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur has become an iconic example of what is now known as a ‘new generation’ Frac, since the 2013 inauguration of its new premises designed by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

Rodolphe Huguet, Bon vent, 2018. Photo Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur / Laurent Lecat
Rodolphe Huguet, Bon vent, 2018. Photo Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur / Laurent Lecat

Thinking about ‘what is happening’

With its collection of over 1,000 works featuring more than 540 artists, the Frac now has a presence that spans a regional, national and international area and is developing new ways of disseminating its collection via a network of partners. Its cultural agenda – a truly experimental artistic laboratory – reflects a critical view of our society while making contemporary art accessible within the region’s six départements (administrative divisions).
The Frac’s artistic and cultural remit upholds its commitment to emerging art, as well as to artistic and intellectual attempts to think about ‘what is happening’ in our society today. The aim is to relate and recount, through a revitalised artistic listing, the closely interlocking relationship that exists between art and society, to cast light on the aesthetic, cultural and societal changes now underway.

Portrait de Muriel Enjalran. Crédit photo Marie José Burki.
Portrait de Muriel Enjalran. Crédit photo Marie José Burki.

Muriel Enjalran, new director of the Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Muriel Enjalran holds a master’s degree in history for her thesis entitled ‘Marseille, Commerce et échanges dans l’art du XVIIIe’ (Marseille, Trade and Exchange in 18th-centruy Art) and a post-graduate diploma in contemporary art under the supervision of Serge Lemoine. She has worked as an independent art critic and exhibition curator, most notably as associate curator for the first edition of the Biennale de Belleville and the Marrakech Biennale. Her research explores the involvement of artists in the public arena, with a particular focus on art activism in the field of history and the potential of visual sociology.

She was general secretary and project coordinator of d.c.a., the French association for the Development of Art Centres, between 2006 and 2015. Since 2015, Muriel Enjalran has been director of the CRP / Centre Régional de la Photographie Hauts-de-France in Douchy-les-Mines, one of the first art centres in France to receive the label ‘Contemporary Art Centre of National Interest’ under the aegis of the French Ministry of Culture. Since 2012, she has collaborated with Independent Curators International in New York, and is also a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and of the acquisitions and commissioning committee of the Cnap (National Centre for Visual Arts). In 2015 she was awarded a curatorial residency at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. In 2020 she joined the expert committee for the organisation of the cultural programme for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

Technical acquisition committee

Marie Bovo
Jean-Marc Huitorel
Critique d'art commissaire d'exposition
Solenn Morel
Directrice du centre d'art contemporain Les Capucins à Embrun
Vassilis Oikonomopoulos
Directeur des expositions et des programmes à LUMA Arles
Jean-Pierre Rehm
Critique d'art
Muriel Enjalran
Directrice du Frac Sud - Cité de l'art contemporain
Hélène Audiffren
Conseillère pour les Arts Plastiques Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur


Caroline Pozmentier-Sportich
Muriel Enjalran


Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
20 boulevard de Dunkerque
13002 Marseille, France

T. +33 (0)4 91 91 27 55

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