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

Gilles Respriget, Head of technical department (facilities & public safety)

Alain Couzigou, Head of technical department (exhibitions & collection)
Anouk Lepeigneul, Technical manager
Morgane Estève, Collection and projects on the territory manager
Séverine Giordani, Production manager and programme coordinator

Mélanie Cahours, Carolina Pineda Catalan, Documentalists

Pauline Janvier, Communication manager (press & PR)
Adriana Pigeon, Communication manager (digital)

Alice Malinge, Head of  public programs
Krystel Lavaur, Deputy Head of  public programs 
Lorie Gilot, Christelle Martin, Educational program managers
Julie Garnier, Alexis Ourion, Heads of visitor service
Ariane DiethChloé HauserElisa Gay ArrietaCamille KerzerhoViolette Royer-Busnel, Exhibition and collection docents
Colleen Baranger, Zoé Bourlier, Joséphine Lefort, Exhibition and collection temporary docents
Christophe Litou, Visual arts teacher, Visual arts advisor to the Ministry of Education

Madeleine Louarn, President of Frac Bretagne

Béatrice Macé, Vice-President Culture, cultural rights, artistic education, Regional Council / First Vice-President of Frac Bretagne

Benoît Careil, Deputy Mayor of Rennes in charge of Culture / Second Vice-President of Frac Bretagne

Philippe Gustin, Prefect of the Region of Brittany, Prefect of Ille-et-Vilaine Department

Isabelle Chardonnier, Regional Director of Cultural Affairs (Ministry of Culture)

Delphine Fournier, Counsellor for the visual arts at the General Directorate for Artistic Creation, Ministry of Culture

Christophe Fouillère, Deputy Mayor of Rennes in charge of the Villejean-Beauregard district

Katja Kruger, Regional Councillor

Jérôme Tre-Hardy, Regional Councillor

Fabien Le Guernevé, Regional Councillor

Olivier Lerch, Adviser for the plastic arts at the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (Ministry of Culture)

Véronic Piazza, President of the Association Les Amis du Frac Bretagne

Morgane Estève, In charge of the collection and the projects on the territory, staff representative

Marie-Pierre Bathany, Director of Fonds Hélène & Edouard Leclerc, qualified person

Julie C. Fortier, Artist, qualified person

Alexis Ourion, Head of visitors service in charge of cultural action, staff representative

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. Photo credit: Jérôme Sevrette