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2022 Grantees: Etant donnés Contemporary Art

Art & Design

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We at Villa Albertine, in partnership with FACE Foundation, are pleased to announce the eight grantees selected this year by the Etant Donnés jury, with a total allocation grant of $119,500.

For 28 years, this program has fostered active collaboration and encouraged long-lasting partnerships between France-based visual artists and collectives and American curators and cultural institutions. Grants support the development and/or presentation of new work.


  • William Klein 

William Klein: YES; Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948-2013  

Presented by International Center of Photography, New York, NY 

Curator: David Campany 

June 3 – September 12, 2022   

  • Julian Charrière 

Julian Charrière: Erratics 

Presented by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA 

Curator: Rudolf Frieling 

August 6, 2022 – May 14, 2023    

  • Gwladys Gambie  

Tropical is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime 

Presented by Americas Society, New York, NY 

Curator: Marina Reyes Franco 

September 7 – December 7, 2022 

  • Tabita Rezaire, Gwladys Gambie, Jérémie Priam  

Poetics of Selfhood (Poétique De L’Ipséité)

Presented by Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LOUISIANA

Curators: Audry Liseron-Monfils, Eléna-Lou Arnoux, Éline Gourgues 

September 10, 2022 – December 10, 2022 

  • Thu Van Tran

58th Carnegie International 

Presented by Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 

Curator:  Sohrab Mohebbi 

September 24, 2022 – April 2, 2023 

  • Julien Creuzet  

Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s to Today 

Presented by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 

Curator: Carla Acevedo Yates 

November 19, 2022 – April 23, 2023    

  • Sara Favriau and Marcos Avila Forero 

Both Sides of the River 

Presented by Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 

Curator: Dr. Beth Hinderliter 

January 31 – March 22, 2023    

  • Pierre Charpin 

Spaces of the Mind 

Presented by the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, Long Island, NY 

Curator: Dakin Hart 

August 23, 2023 – January 14, 2024 


To learn more about the selected projects and Etant donnés Contemporary Art, click here.

In partnership with

FACE Foundation

FACE Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects. In partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation promotes artistic, literary, and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries. With additional corporate, foundation, and individual support, FACE Foundation administers grant programs in the performing and visual arts, cinema, translation, and secondary and higher education, while providing financial sponsorship to French-American festivals and other cultural initiatives. FACE Foundation focuses on new and recent work of living artists and the promotion of bilingualism and the French language. 

Ministry of Culture

The French Ministry of Culture aims to make the major works of humanity— and especially those of France— accessible to the largest number of people possible. As such, it maintains a policy of conservation, of protection, and of development of all components of French cultural heritage. It promotes the creation of works of art and of the mind, and the development of art practices and education. It further contributes to cultural initiatives outside of France, and to initiatives relating to the establishment of French cultural programs throughout the world.


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Institut français

The Institut français is responsible for France’s international cultural program. Supervised by both the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and by the Ministry of Culture, it promotes French culture abroad through cultural exchange initiatives. Operating in a space where the arts, intellectual exchange, cultural and social innovation, and linguistic partnerships interact and intersect, it is also responsible for promoting the French language and the sharing of works, artists, and ideas all over the world. The Institut français is one of Villa Albertine’s main French partners.

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Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, established and endowed by the artist during her lifetime (1928-2011), is dedicated to promoting greater public interest in and understanding of the visual arts. It supports the artist’s legacy through a variety of initiatives, including exhibitions, loans of artworks, research and publications, conservation, grants, and educational programs for the public and the scholarly community. As the principal beneficiary of Helen Frankenthaler’s estate, the Foundation maintains an archive of original papers and materials pertaining to her life and work and a collection of her artwork in a variety of media.


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Chanel is a private company and a world leader in creating, developing, manufacturing and distributing luxury products. Founded by Gabrielle Chanel at the beginning of the last century, Chanel offers a broad range of high-end creations, including Ready-to-Wear, Leather Goods, Fashion Accessories, Eyewear, Fragrances, Makeup, Skincare, Jewellery and Watches. Chanel is also renowned for its Haute Couture collections, presented twice yearly in Paris, and for having acquired a large number of specialized suppliers, collectively known as the Métiers d’Art. Chanel is dedicated to ultimate luxury and to the highest level of craftsmanship. It is a brand whose core values remain historically grounded on exceptional creation. As such, Chanel promotes culture, art, creativity and “savoir-faire” throughout the world, and invests significantly in people, R&D, sustainable development and innovation. At the end of 2021, Chanel employed close to 28,500 people worldwide. 


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Founded by artists in 1953, the ADAGP represents 170,000 authors worldwide, in all disciplines of visual art, including painting, sculpture, photography, design, graphic novels, street art, video art, digital art, architecture and more… At the heart of an international network of 50 partner organisations, the ADAGP collects and distributes royalties, protects artists and fights to improve authors’ rights. Today, it is the world’s top society of authors in the visual arts. Eager to place creativity at the heart of the world, the ADAGP encourages the creative scene by initiating and/or financially supporting projects to highlight visual arts and promote them on a national and international scale.


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