Annabelle Ténèze

A former student of the Ecole nationale des Chartes and the Institut national du Patri- moine  (Paris), Annabelle Ténèze is chief curator and Director of les Abattoirs in Toulouse,  France (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – FRAC Occitanie Tou- louse) since 2016.  Annabelle Ténèze was first curator of the graphic arts cabinet at the Picasso-Paris National Museum (2006 to 2012). She then heads the museum of con- temporary art in Rochechouart  until 2016. She has organized the solo exhibitions of Jules de Balincourt, Eduardo  Basualdo, Tomaz Furlan, Raoul Hausmann, Folkert de Jong, Kent Monkman, Laure Prouvost and  Carolee Schneemann. She has also co-or- ganized several exhibitions dedicated to women  artists (Paint, she Said and Lucy’s Iris. Contemporary African Women Artists in  partnership with the MUSAC in León and the CAAM of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). Since her arrival  at les Abattoirs, the follow- ing exhibitions have been presented: Daniel Spoerri: les dadas des  deux Daniel, Autour du Nouveau Réalisme (in partnership with the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris), Sus- pended Animation (in partnership with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,  Washington DC), Medellín, A Colombian Story. From the 1950s to the present (in part- nership  with the Museo de Antioquia Me- dellín), Zero Gravity. An artistic Approach of the Space  Adventure (in partnership with CNES), Picasso and the Exodus. A Spanish History of Art in  Resistance (in partnership with the Musée national Picasso-Paris), the programme of exhibitions  I am a Native Foreigner, as well as several monograph- ic projects (Joël  Andrianomearisoa, Edu- ardo Chillida, David Claerbout, Béatrice Cussol, Hessie, Marguerite Humeau, Re- naud Jerez, Jacqueline de Jong, Presence Panchounette, Maya Rochat, Vivien Rou- baud, Judit Reigl, Kevin Rouillard, Car- olee Schneemann, Gisèle Vienne, etc.). She teaches at the Ecole du Louvre where she has been in charge of the  specialty course «the art of the twentieth century» (2012-2016). Her work has also focused on  Pop Art and its connection to art history; she has published in several catalogs on Pop art, and  is currently workin on an exhibition project with Peter Saul.