Sebastien Pluot

Sébastien Pluot is an Art Historian and Independent Curator. He is the co-director with Maud Jacquin of Art by Translation, International Research and Exhibition program for Art and Curatorial practices,including more than 15 partners in Europe and North America. Pluot has published numerous texts in reviews and catalogs and is the editor of two recent publications: Art by Telephone Recalled, (Mix, Paris 2014) and A Translation From One Language to Another, (Les presses du Réel, 2015). Pluot has curated numerous exhibitions, including: The House of Dust by  Alison Knowles, (2016-2017), James Gallery, New York; Cal Arts, Los Angeles; and La Galerie, Noisy le Sec, Paris; A.I.R 351; Villa Croce ; Art by Telephone Recalled (2012-2014) CNEAI, Paris, CAPC, Bordeaux, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, ESBA TALM, Angers, San Francisco Art Institute, La Panacée, Montpellier ; Breaking News From the Ether and A Letter Always Arrives at Its Destinations, La Panacée 2014 ; Fragmentations, Counter-Natural Trajectories, Villa Lemot, Clisson, 2011; A Translation From one Language to Another, CNEAI, Paris, 2011 ; Double Bind, Stop Trying to Understand Me, with Dean Inkster, at Villa Arson, Nice, 2010. Anarchism Without Adjectives, On the Work of Christopher D’Arcangelo, with Dean Inkster at CAC Bretigny, 2011; Montehermoso Art Center, Vittoria, 2011; Artists Space, New York, 2011;  Extra City, Anvers, 2012; Leonard and Bina Ellen art gallery, Concordia, Montreal, 2013; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (with Simon Leung), 2017. Sébastien Pluot served as a guest teacher at the San Francisco Art Institute, Barnard College and CUNY in New York, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Lyon Post-Master and has lectured for many international symposiums, among them at the University of Florida, Centre Georges Pompidou, Jeu de Paume, INHA, HEAD of Geneva, Frac Aquitaine, etc. In addition, he has developed the project Living Archives, a research exhibition and publication program exploring various uses of the document and archives in contemporary art. The project was developed in partnership with Renée Green at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) where he taught a seminar in 2009. He received the “Hors les Murs” grant from the Villa Médicis in 2010, the research grant of the CNAP in 2012, and several grants for the research program In Translation. Pluot holds a master’s degree in art history and theory from the EHESS. He is a member of the International Board of Selection AiR351.