Director of the LAAC Contemporary Art Museum and the Dunkirk fine arts museum
With a PhD from Paris IV Sorbonne (thesis: the 17-century immigration of Flemish artists to Paris), Sophie Warlop is a Dunkirk native and since 2015 has directed both the LAAC contemporary art museum and the Dunkirk Fine Arts Museum. Intimately familiar with the history of both her city and of the LAAC, she closely collaborated with Gilbert Delaine starting in 1999, first in charge of the collections, then serving as an assistant curator. She signed the Dunkirk museum’s scientific project in 2020.
Director of the Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France regional collection of contemporary art
Keren Detton pursues a curatorial practice nourished by both art history and emerging creation, as seen through the prisms of various social, cultural and political contexts. From 2009 to 2016, she directed Le Quartier contemporary art centre, where she produced some fifty monographic and collective exhibi- tions, as well as a dozen publications, catalogues and artist’s books. Since 2016, she has drawn inspiration from the FRAC Grand Large — Hauts-de-France collection, to compare and contrast perspectives on our relations with objects, favouring experimental approaches.