Oriane Durand

Oriane Durand is an independent curator and author based between Paris, Marseille and Germany.

Between 2015 and 2020, she directed the Dortmunder Kunstverein, an art centre which she pushed to the forefront of the German and international scene. Before that, she worked as a curator for the Kunstverein in Nuremberg (2010-2014) and Bonn (2014-2015). With a particular interest in the discovery of young artists and experimental experimental practices, she curated the first institutional solo exhibitions in Germany institutional solo exhibitions in Germany of artists who are now internationally known : Raphaela Vogel (2015), Sol Calero (2017), Elaine Cameron-Weir (2018), Mimosa Echard (2019) and Sara Sadik (2022). Returning to France in 2020, she has founded the independent exhibition space Le Berceau in Marseille. She regularly writes for the for the international specialized press (Frieze, CFA...) as well as for artists' catalogues. She has participated in numerous juries (FIAC, Art Cologne, Städelschule...).