After starting his career at the Musee d’Orsay, Quentin Bajac was chief curator for photography at the Pompidou Center from 2007, before being appointed director of Photography at MoMA in New York in 2013.
He has organised “A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio” (2014), “Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection” (2015) and, recently, “Stephen Shore” (2018). He was co-curator of the exhibition “Being Modern: MoMA in Paris, at Fondation” Louis Vuitton (2017).
He has written many books and he is also the author of a three-volume history of photography (Découvertes Gallimard, 2000-2010).
Since March 2019, Quentin Bajac has held the position of director of Jeu de Paume.
Arko Datto, Visual artist and CPB Edition III Co-curator | IND - @arkodatto
Arko Datto’s aim with photography is to question what it means to be a photographer in the digital age while simultaneously playing the role of observer and commentator on critical issues. He pursues narratives on seemingly disparate topics- forced migration, techno-fascism, surveillance in the digital panopticon, disappearing islands, nocturnal realms and psychosomatic stress of captive animals to name a few. Although every narrative he explores is separate and different from the next, together they form threads of inquiry into the existential dilemmas of our times.
By incorporating and developing diverse visual languages, narratives and styles, he wants to push the boundaries of both still and moving images. He was on his way to a doctorate in theoretical sciences before he decided to change course. Apart from working on his own visual projects, he also enjoys curating the works of others and has been associated with Kochi Biennale, Obscura Photography Festival and Chennai Photo Biennale in this regard.
He is currently represented by East Wing Gallery. He was the awardee of the Spring-Summer 2020 Camargo Core residency Program.