The Sarajevo Storage – Collection Pierre Courtin

Pierre Courtin

Art Director - Curator - Collector

Pierre Courtin lives and works in Sarajevo and Paris. Pierre Courtin studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (National School of Fine Arts in Paris) where he graduated in 2003. In 2003-2004 he was selected to attend the post-diploma course titled “Introduction to exhibition” presided by Christian Bernard, director of the MAMCO in Geneva. In 2005 he was awarded by the Foundation de France in Paris. In 2004, he founded the dynamic Galerija10m2 in Sarajevo in which he gives the opportunity to both regional and international artists to exhibit their works. In 2009 he founded the Duplex10m2 art centre which soon became a central place for contemporary art in Sarajevo. In 2012 he re-established the new commercial art gallery Duplex100m2 on Oblala Kulina bana 22 in Sarajevo. Pierre Courtin, an untypical character with an artistic protean commitment, defines himself as somebody acting on the stage of Art. He invests the stage, he acts on it, he seduces its codes. He constantly performs. He questions all the models, behaviors and structures of the various roles he embodies. Artist, art gallery manager, curator, collector but also iconoclast, do-it-yourselfer and amateur. He has a desire for anarchy as well as irony in an artistic and eminently political way; the protection of the contemporary arts as ideal places of freedom, experiments, confrontation, encounters, places where borders are broken.

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