Caroline Hancock (France/UK) is an independent curator, writer, editor and translator based in Paris. Recent exhibitions include Transmission, galerie Karima Célestin (Marseille), Becoming Independent with work by Amina Menia and Zineb Sedira, RHA (Dublin), Thinking Work and Working Thought, Biennale de Belleville (Paris), sculpturations at the Abbaye de Fontevraud (Paris), and De l’émergence du Phénix, Centre Culturel Irlandais (Paris).

With the curatorial platform On The Roof, Caroline has co-curated work by artists from Africa and the African diaspora in Synchronicity in Paris and London, and Cyclicalities in Dakar. In 2008, she was awarded the Joanna Drew Travel Bursary to research in Algeria which ignited a long-term research project.

Between 1998 and 2009, she worked at the Centre Pompidou and the Musée d’art moderne (MAMVP) in Paris, Tate Modern and The Hayward Gallery in London, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin. Exhibitions include An Aside: Selected by Tacita Dean (2005), Undercover Surrealism: Georges Bataille and the magazine Documents (2006), The Painting of Modern Life (2007) and the Lynda Benglis retrospective (2009-11).

Caroline writes regularly on modern and contemporary art for catalogues or the press (including ArtforumAfterallArt and AustraliaCanvas, the Jeu de Paume online magazine, Nafas Art MagazinePhotofile, Volume, 02). She is a member of IKT, AICA, c-e-a and curatorial advisor to the William McKeown Foundation.

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