Sébastien Gökalp (53), heritage curator, has been appointed head of the Grenoble Museum. He will succeed Guy Tosatto, who is retiring after directing the museum for twenty years, starting January 1, 2024.
Former associate professor of history and graduate of Fine Arts, Sébastien Gökalp became a heritage curator after passing the National Heritage Institute competition in 2007. Upon leaving school, he worked for eight years at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, where he notably curated the exhibitions “In the eye of the critic – Bernard Lamarche-Vadel and the artists” (2009), the Lucio Fontana retrospective (2014), “Andy Warhol unlimited” (2015) and “Carl Andre: sculpture as place” (2016).
Curator at the Louis Vuitton Foundation from 2017 to 2019, he was co-curator of the exhibitions “The Party of Painting” (2018) and “The New World of Charlotte Perriand” (2019). Since 2019, Sébastien Gökalp has directed the National Museum of the History of Immigration, where he has redesigned the permanent exhibition.
Founded in 1798, the Grenoble Museum is one of the most important museums in the Region thanks to its large collection of ancient, modern and contemporary art. In his new role, Sébastien Gökalp will be responsible for developing the museum’s new cultural and scientific project, defining the strategic orientations, and considering ways to modernize the establishment both in terms of the building and the tour route. .