ARTAGON is an international curatorial and research project dedicated to art education and art students. Its purpose is to explore, bring together and support ideas and practices incubated within art schools.

ARTAGON‘s activity is focused on the annual organization of an international encounter for art schools students. This event, a true world premiere, is the result of the association of invited art schools and a jury made of personalities from the art and creation world: artists, curators, institutional actors, researchers, innovators, historians, journalists, gallerists, collectors.
The jury is divided into several delegations in order to visit each participating school and meet its students. At the end of each of these benevolent visits, the jury invites a selection of students to participate in a large collective exhibition.
This annual exhibition brings up the voice of forthcoming artists. It intends to offer opportunities, initiate decisive meetings and instigate food for thought on the transmission and the futures of creation. It is finally conceived as a celebration of art students and young artists, punctuated by various events.

ARTAGON stands for a lively and universal art, source of empowerment and sharing: its events are open to the society and made to bring together all the publics.

ARTAGON is a non-profit organization based in Paris and founded in 2014 by Keimis Henni & Anna Labouze.




OLIVIER ALDEANO – Dance Administrator of the Opéra national de Paris
CÉCILE B. EVANS – Artist, London-Berlin
COLETTE BARBIER – Director of the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris
JÉRÉMIE BELINGARD – Leading Dancer of the Opéra National de Paris
ILARIA BONACOSSA – Director of Artissima, Turin
JULIE BOUKOBZA – Curator, Paris
CAROLINE BOURGEOIS – Curator of the Pinault Collection, Paris-Venice
ÉMILIE BOUVARD – Curator of the Musée Picasso Paris
SIMON CASTETS – Curator, Director of the Swiss Institute & Cofounder of 89plus, New York
KIM CHAPIRON – Film director, Paris
SADIE COLES – Gallerist, Sadie Coles HQ, London
CLAUDIA COMTE – Artist, Berlin
JOHN CORNU – Artist, Rennes
CATHERINE DAVID – Curator, Art Historian & Deputy Director of the Centre Pompidou, Paris
AURÉLIE DEPLUS – Head of Artistic Patronage & Art Collection of Société Générale, Paris
GUILLAUME DÉSANGES – Curator & Art Critic, Paris-Brussels
DAVID DOUARD – Artist, Paris-Aubervilliers
AXEL DIBIE – Gallerist, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris
PATRICIA FALGIÈRES – Historian & Professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris
ELENA FILIPOVIC – Director of the Kunsthalle, Basel
JENNIFER FLAY – Director of the FIAC, Paris
MICHEL FRANÇOIS – Artist, Brussels
GILLES FUCHS – President of the ADIAF & Art Collector, Paris
JEAN-MARIE GALLAIS – Programming Director of the Centre Pompidou, Metz
ANNABELLE GUGNON – Art Aritic & Journalist, Paris
CLAIRE GUITTON – Art Historian, Paris
SANDRA HEGEDÜS – Patron & Founder of SAM Art Projects, Paris
DESIREE HEISS – Fashion Designer, BLESS, Paris-Berlin
MELIKE KARA – Artist, Cologne
JOHANN KÖNIG – Gallerist, König Galerie, Berlin
EMMA LAVIGNE – Director of the Centre Pompidou, Metz
LAURENT LE BON – President of the Musée Picasso, Paris
EUGÉNIE LEFEBVRE – Director of the Magasins Généraux BETC Project, Paris-Pantin
LUIS LEITAO – Film Director & Producer, Paris-London
DAVID LEMOINE – Musician, Paris
ANTOINE LEVI – Gallerist, Galerie Antoine Levi, Paris
RICHARD LEYDIER – Art Critic & Curator, Paris
INGRID LUQUET-GAD – Journalist & Art Critic at artpress, Les Inrockuptibles & i-D, Paris
LAURENT MASSEI – Stage Director and Comedian, Paris
MEHDI & BADROU – Journalists & Writers, Paris
MOUNA MEKOUAR – Curator & Art Historian, Paris
CHRISTOPHE MÉNAGER – Contemporary Art Editor of Dedicate magazine, Paris
KAMEL MENNOUR – Gallerist, kamel mennour, Paris
VALENTINE MEYER – Curator & Director of Artists Residency of the Dena Foundation, Paris
ELIZABETH NEILSON – Director of the Zabludowicz Collection, London
FRANCO NOERO – Gallerist, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
FLORENCE OSTENDE – Curator & Art Historian, London
JÉRÔME PANTALACCI – Director of Art-O-Rama, Marseille
ALAIN PASSARD – Chef of the 3 stars restaurant L’Arpège, Paris
STÉPHANE PENCRÉAC’H – Artist, Paris-Montreuil
MARIO PFEIFFER – Artist, Berlin-New York
ANAËL PIGEAT – Chief Editor of artpress, Paris
GEA POLITI – Art Critic & Chief Editor of Flash Art International, Milan-New York
CRISTIANO RAIMONDI – International Projects Manager & Curator at the New National Museum, Monaco
BERNARD RAMANANTSOA – Former Dean of HEC Paris, Paris
THIERRY RASPAIL – Director of the MAC Lyon & Artistic Director of the Biennale de Lyon
FRANÇOIS DE RICQLÈS – President of Christie’s France, Paris
BEATRIX RUF – Curator & Director of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
SALUT C’EST COOL – Music Band, Paris
NATALIE SEROUSSI – Collector & Gallerist, Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris
YULYA SHADRINSKY – Photographer, Paris
DIRK SNAUWAERT – Director of the WIELS, Brussels
GUY TORTOSA – General Inspector of Artistic Creation & Art Critic, Paris
PIETER VERMEERSCH – Artist, Brussels-Turin
PATRICK VEYSSIÈRE – President & Founder of the Dragon Rouge design agency, Paris
BEN VICKERS – Curator of Digital at the Serpentine Galleries, London
LILOU VIDAL – Curator & Founder of the Bureau des Réalités, Brussels-Turin