Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel is appointed Managing Director of Lafayette Anticipations

Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette has announced the appointment of Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel as Managing Director from 1 October 2019, replacing François Quintin. Her duties will include working in close collaboration with its President, Guillaume Houzé, to help the foundation enter the next stage of its development to achieve its ambitions of providing international designers from the worlds of contemporary art, design and fashion with made-to-measure resources for experimentation, production and exhibition.

 Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel has built up a strong reputation in the world of contemporary art, blending her profound understanding of public and private institutions with that of French and international art. She started her career in 2008 at the French Ministry of Culture before moving to the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris as a conservation assistant. From 2009 to 2012, she lived in Berlin and was involved in numerous projects including the prospective exhibition Based in Berlin (2011). In 2012, she joined the Palais de Tokyo, where she spent seven years as a curator, leading large-scale projects such as the carte blanche recently given to Tomás Saraceno, ON AIR (2018). She also curated the carte blanche given to Tino Sehgal (2016), FOXP2 by Marguerite Humeau (2016), Bastards by Ed Atkins (2014) and the collective exhibition Le bord des mondes (2015). In 2017, she was appointed co-curator of the Voyage d’Hiver exhibition at the Palace of Versailles. She has collaborated on many occasions with international institutions such as MoMa PS1, the Stedelijk Museum and Nottingham Contemporary. In 2019, Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel was named curator of the next Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, which will take place in 2020. Aged 32, she holds a degree in art history, history and political sciences from Université Paris I - La Sorbonne. 

From the foundation’s initial drive when it was first established in 2013 to the moment it opened its doors to the public in 2018, Lafayette Anticipations has come a long way to the point where it has forged its place as a benchmark in the cultural scene in Paris promoting artists and design. Today, we are starting to write a new chapter in our short history, and I am delighted that Rebecca is joining our team. The wealth of experience she has already gained, her keen understanding of the world that surrounds us and her impressive personality make her the best person with which to start on this new journey. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank François Quintin, whose commitment over recent years has been essential to get us where we are today. I wish him all the best for the future.
— Guillaume Houzé, President of Lafayette Anticipations
Eva Perret