Charles Aubin

Charles Aubin


CCL Class of 2024


Centre Pompidou



Institution at time of Fellowship

Centre Pompidou


Min Jung Kim, Saint Louis Art Museum

Charles Aubin is co-director of the Centre Pompidou x New Jersey, the French museum’s only branch in the US, scheduled to open in 2026. Previously, Aubin served as Senior Curator & Head of Publications at Performa, where he commissioned and produced new performances, publications, and programs featuring a wide range of artists, architects, and choreographers, including Nairy Baghramian, Jérôme Bel, Julien Creuzet, François Dallegret, Madeline Hollander, Tarik Kiswanson, Yvonne Rainer, Franz Erhard Walther, Mabel O. Wilson, and Haegue Yang. In 2019, Aubin coedited "Bodybuilding: Architecture and Performance," the first book to survey the use of live performance by architects. Between 2015 and 2018 he also served as curator for the inaugural program of Lafayette Anticipations in Paris, where he co-organized the last major exhibition of Lutz Bacher and founded the annual dance festival "Échelle Humaine." At the helm of the Centre Pompidou x New Jersey, Aubin rejoins the institution that gave him his first curatorial position between 2006 and 2010. Aubin received his Master of Humanities in 2006 from Sciences Po (Paris) and pursued graduate studies in Historical & Critical Studies at the Royal College of Art (London). His writing has appeared in ArtforumArtPressCritique d’art, and Frieze.

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Center for Curatorial Leadership Announces 2024 Fellows

The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is delighted to announce the incoming cohort of 2024 Fellows. Twelve outstanding curators have been selected by a group of leading museum professionals for their distinguished record of achievement and commitment to fostering more equitable and inclusive institutions. Since its founding in 2007, CCL ... Read More >