The Frac Bretagne, founded in 1981 by the National Government and the Brittany Regional Council, is a leading institution in the western region of France. Since 2012, it has been located in a building designed by the French architect Odile Decq in Beauregard park in Rennes.

Etienne Bernard, director & curator

Cécile Leroux, head of administration
Justine Dupont, administrative accountant

Thierry Guiot, head of technical department (facilities & public safety)

Alain Couzigou, head of technical department (exhibitions & collection)
Nicolas Goupil, technical manager
Morgane Estève, collection manager
Séverine Giordani, production manager and programme coordinator

Béatrice Lamarque, head of documentation
Mélanie Cahours, Carolina Pineda Catalan, documentalists

Pauline Janvier, communication manager (press & PR)
Adriana Pigeon, communication manager (digital)
Clémence Le Moign, communication manager (digital)

Alice Malinge, head of education department and visitor services
Krystel Lavaur, deputy head of education department
Lorie Gilot, Christelle Martin, educational program managers
Julie Garnier, Alexis Ourion, heads of visitor services
Guillaume Coutances, Yann Lesueur, Soizig Louedec, Typhaine Rouillard, exhibition and collection docents
Alice Quentel, Cédric Sarron, Hugo Le Fevre et Thomas Gaugain, temporary exhibition and collection docents
Christophe Litou, visual arts teacher, visual arts advisor to the ministry of Education

Jean-Loup Lecoq, Président du Frac Bretagne

Jean-Michel Le Boulanger, Premier vice-président du Conseil régional de Bretagne, en charge de la culture et de la démocratie régionale / Premier vice-président du Frac Bretagne

Benoît Careil, Adjoint à la Maire de Rennes chargé de la Culture / 2ème Vice-Président du Frac Bretagne

Michèle Kirry, Préfète de la Région Bretagne, Préfète d’Ille-et-Vilaine

Isabelle Chardonnier, Directrice régionale des affaires culturelles (DRAC Bretagne)

François Quintin, Conseiller pour les arts visuels à la Direction générale de la création artistique, Ministère de la Culture

Kaourintine Hulaud, Conseillère régionale

Sylvain Le Moal, Adjoint au Maire de Rennes délégué aux quartiers Villejean-Beauregard-St Martin

Catherine Saint-James, Conseillère régionale

Anne Vaneecloo, Conseillère régionale

Olivier Lerch, Conseiller pour les arts plastiques de la Direction régionale des affaires culturelles (DRAC Bretagne)

Anne-Marie Conas, Représentante de l’Association Les Amis du Frac Bretagne

Morgane Estève, Chargée de la collection et de sa diffusion, représentante du personnel

Christine Finizio, Directrice de Documents d’artistes Bretagne, personne qualifiée

Henri Jobbé-Duval, Commissaire et organisateur de foires d’art contemporain, personne qualifiée

Alexis Ourion, Co-responsable de l’accueil, représentant du personnel

About Frac Bretagne

Through an ambitious program of exhibitions, dissemination and documentation of the collection as well as numerous programs for the public, the Frac Bretagne’s artistic and cultural project, entitled “Making archipelagos”, aims to question the ways in which the institution can address the legitimate aspirations of our contemporary society. Inclusivity, diversity and openness towards other fields of discipline in Brittany and the rest of the world are important facets of its mission, developed through a horizontal and participative mediation policy, the inclusion of the Frac in international circulations, and its dedication to co-productions with other institutions. It is also committed to addressing gender equality and issues of eco-responsibility.

What’s a Frac ?

The Fonds régionaux d’art contemporain (Regional collections of contemporary art – Frac) are public collections of contemporary art created in the early 1980’s as part of a policy of devolution of power set up by the government via regional councils in order to ensure the presence of contemporary art in each region of France. Its primary mission is to create a collection and to display it in a way that engages audiences of all kinds, as well as to invent new ways of raising awareness of contemporary creation.

Today, the twenty-two Frac collections count more than 30,000 works from 5,700 French and foreign artists. For more than thirty years, the Fracs have been carrying out their mission to support young artists by being, in many cases, the first institutions to acquire their works. Frac structures include exhibition spaces and storage facilities, as well as areas for educational and documentary resources. Yet, unlike museums and art centres, Fracs are not limited to a single exhibition space. Their collections are essentially nomadic, marking the Fracs as uniquely original tools of pedagogy and diffusion whose collections are displayed both throughout France and abroad.

Every year, a third of the works are exhibited, making the Frac collections the most widely disseminated of all French public collections. This mobility defines them as essential players in a policy of cultural land settlement that aims to reduce geographical, social and cultural discrepancies by introducing contemporary art to a diverse range of audiences.

Image : Frac Bretagne, Rennes © Studio Odile Decq / ADAGP Paris. Crédit photo : Roland Halbe /Région Bretagne