François Cheval

Born 1954, Belfort, France.
Lives and works in Chalon-sur-Saône, France.
Trained in history and ethnology, François Cheval has been working as a museum curator since 1982. From 1996 to 2016, he directed the Musée Nicéphore Niépce in Chalon-sur-Saône. Since then, he has been curating exhibitions at the Mucem for Marseille-Provence 2013, at the Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier, at PHotoESPAÑA, Kyotographie and the Rencontres d’Arles. He also co-founded and co-directed the new Lianzhou Museum for Photography, the first public museum in China dedicated to photography. In 2016, he founded The Red Eye with Audrey Hoareau, an independent organization supporting photographic projects which will, among other things, be in charge of the artistic direction of the Circulation(s) festival.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture