A historian of modern and contemporary art, curator of exhibitions, art critic, lecturer and author of publications on contemporary art, Yves Aupetitallot has been director of Le Magasin–Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble since 1996 and has taught at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lyon since 1994. From the mid 1980s to 1990 he directed the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Nevers, the Espace d’Art Contemporain in Saint-Etienne, and the Department of Contemporary Art of the Council of Europe in Antwerp. He conceived and organised the “Projet Unité” in Firminy (1993-94), an exhibition which had considerable impact on the international contemporary art scene. From 2001 to 2006 he worked at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne on the construction of the project for a cantonal museum of modern art. He has organised and edited over a hundred exhibitions and publications. He regularly gives talks in France and abroad (Santiago de Chile, Madrid, Venice being among the most recent). He was made a Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters by Catherine Tasca, Minister of Culture and Communication, on 14 July 2000.