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Élisa Ganivet is a Doctor of Philosophy and Art Historian. She began her career in 2003, organizing traveling exhibitions of great masters such as Rembrandt, Goya, Calder, Miró, Dali, or Picasso. She works as a consultant for international public and private cultural organizations. Since 2021 she has been in charge of the ADIAF (Association for the International Diffusion of French Art) – Marcel Duchamp Prize.
Her research in aesthetics, usually in immersion, explore the mechanisms of the utopian idea in phase with societal practice. Based on her PhD (2009-2013), her expertise “Border Wall Aesthetics: Artworks in Border Spaces”, Transcript Verlag/Columbia University Press, 2019-2020, is the occasion of interventions (Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, LESA Iméra – Marseille, Casa Velázquez – Madrid, European network on cultural management and policy, La Colonie – Paris, France Inter, France Culture…) of publications (Presses du Réel, Presses de l’Université du Québec, Transart Institut, Le Fresnoy…) and curatorships (Instituts français, European Union National Institutes for Culture…). She is the Art Editor of the BIG_R (Borders in Globalization Review) of the University of Victoria, Canada.
In 2014-2015, she has been the editorial coordinator for the artist Kader Attia.
She is a member of C-E-A (French Association of Exhibition Curators) and AICA (International Association of Art Critics).