Jeanne Mercier is a critic and curator since 2006 based between Europe and Africa.
She is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Afrique in visu, an independent platform for photographers in Africa (2006).
Trained in History of Art and Photography, in 2005 she wrote a master / dissertation on “Les Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie” (LHIVIC-EHESS). She is working on new photographic practices and the question of representation. Today, she divides her time between Afrique in visu and curatorial projects for several festivals and exhibitions in Europe and Africa.
She writes regularly for different journals on the visual arts and collaborates with artists, museums, galleries, residencies for exhibition texts.
Some recent projects:
In 2015, she was the curator of Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photo de Fès.
2017, she publishes the book “Being photographer in Africa, 10 years of Afrique in visu” by Clémentine de la Féronnière.
2018, she is co-curator of the exhibition “Africa is no island”. First stage from February 27 to August 24, 2018 at MACAAL in Marrakech, Morocco. Second stage, October 2018 / March 2019, Zinsou Foundation, Cotonou, Benin.
June 2019, she curated the exhibition, Mythologies of resistance, Nicola Lo Calzo, Fotofestiwal 2019, Lodz, Poland.
Nominator of Pictet Prize, Kyoto Prize, First Book Award, A New Gaze – Vontobel sponsorship prize for experimental photography and CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography and Discovery Awards 2019, Encontros da Imagem.