Eric Mangion


He works and lives in Nice.

Éric Mangion has been director of the Villa Arson art center since 2006. He has hosted or organized monographic exhibitions by Eva Barto, Sonia Boyce, Monster Chetwynd, Judy Chicago, Jeremy Deller, Jean Dupuy, Brice Dellsperger, Ryan Gander, Bernard Heidsieck, Emmanuelle Lainé, Zoé Léonard, Flora Moscovici, Roman Ondak, Linda Sanchez, Tatiana Trouvé, Sol Calero, Zora Mann, Shailesh BR, Otobong N’Kanga, and group exhibitions such as Ne pas jouer avec des choses mortes, Go Canny! Poetics of Sabotage, Double Bind / Stop Trying to Understand Me, Acclimatization, Half Square / Half Crazy, Transmission or To the Deliberate Life. He was director of the Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur from 1993 to 2005, where he focused part of the collection on evolving works. Independent curator or co-curator of numerous exhibitions including : Self in Material Conscience, Sandretto Foundation in Turin, 2002; Artur Barrio: Actions After Actions at the University of Philadelphia, 2006; Beginning Again, Beginning anew the painting of Gérard Gasiorowski, Carré d’art de Nîmes, 2010; Modules (Thomas Teurlai, Vivien Roubaud and Tatiana Wolska), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2014; The Liberated Voice – Sound Poetry, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2019; Parties without Turning Off the Light (Pauline Curnier Jardin and Marie Losier,) Ricard Corporate Foundation, Paris, 2019. He was also artistic director of the festival Printemps de Septembre 2010 (A form for any action) and artistic advisor of the Live festival in Vancouver in 2011. Member of the dance commission of the Ministry of Culture between 2013 and 2016, he chaired the Actoral festival and Montévidéo (Marseille) between June 2017 and June 2022. Art critic having participated in many magazines, he ensures in 2007 the artistic direction of the magazine Fresh Théorie III. He is co-founder and editorial director of the magazine Switch (on Paper).