Museum Director, Maisons Victor-Hugo
Gérard Audinet is an art historian, curator and museum director. He co-curated the 2018 exhibition on psychiatric art at the Victor Hugo museum of Paris.
Art Historian and Writer, Université Paris-Nanterre
Marc Décimo is an art historian, writer and linguist. He wrote several publications on art brut including Des fous et des hommes avant l’art brut.
Lead Curator of Outsider Art, LaM Museum
Savine Faupin is an art historian and the curator in charge of the Outsider Art department of the Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art.
Art Historian, Université Paris-Nanterre
Fabrice Flahutez is an art historian specialised in Surrealism, he has written over 20 publications on the subject. He also teaches art history at the University of Nanterre.
Writer and Scholar
Siri Husvedt is a writer and scholar who has written widely about art, psychiatry, psychoanalysis and neuroscience. Her work bridges the gap between the humanities and the sciences.
Curator, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris
Choghakate Kazarian is an art historian and curator at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris. She commissioned the Henry Darger exhibition in 2014.
Museum Director, Halle Saint Pierre
Martine Lusardy is the director of Europe’s biggest museum dedicated to Outsider Art and Art Brut, the Halle Sainte-Pierre. She wrote many publications on Art Brut.
Former Director, Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Victoria Northwood is an archivist and the former director and head of archives of the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, one of the leading museum of art by psychiatric patients.
Gallery Owner, Les Yeux Fertiles
Jean-Jacques Plaisance is the owner of iconic Paris gallery Les Yeux Fertiles, specialised in Surrealism and Art Brut. He is also a former biologist.
Art Historian, Freud Museum
Jamie Ruers is an art historian at the Freud Museum in London. She specialises in the links between Surrealism, Freud and psychoanalysis.
Art Historian, President of the ABCD Collection
Barbara Safarova is an art historian and curator specialised in art brut. She wrote dozens of publications and regularly gives conferences on art brut.
Curator, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Valérie Sueur-Hermel is an art historian and curator at the French National Library. She curated the exhibition Fantastique! L’estampe visionnaire de Goya à Redon.
Writer and Professor, ESAD
José Ferreira’s publications include the book on the relationship between Dali and Lacan, Dali-Lacan, the Encounter: What the Psychoanalyst Owes to the Painter.
Art Collector, ABCD Collection
Bruno Decharme is the owner of Europe’s largest collection of outsider art and art brut with over 4000 original artworks from all over the world.
Dr Anne-Marie Dubois
Psychiatrist and Curator, Hôpital Sainte-Anne
Dr Anne-Marie Dubois is a psychiatrist and curator of the exhibitions at hospital Sainte-Anne. She also wrote a four-volume publication on psychiatric art.
Neuroscientist, Collège de France
Stanislas Dehaene is a cognitive neuroscientist and author whose research centers on numerical cognition and the neural correlates of consciousness.
Archivist, Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Colin Gale is the archivist of Bethlem Museum of the Mind, with a large collection of art from Bethlem patients such as Richard Dadd, Louis Wain and Jonathan Martin.
Writer and Cultural Historian
Mike Jay is the author and curator of Wellcome Collection’s exhibition This Way Madness Lies - The Asylum and Beyond. He is also a trustee of the Bethlem Art and History Collection.
Laurie Lipton is an artist from New-York. Inspired by Durer, Van Eyck and Goya, her huge drawings in black and white are incredibly detailed, with thousands of fine cross-hatching lines.
Author and Publisher, Raw Vision Magazine
John Maizels is the founder of Raw Vision, the international journal of outsider art. He is also the author of the Outsider Art Sourcebook and Raw Creation: Outsider Art and Beyond.
Lead Curator, Tate Gallery
Martin Myrone is lead curator at Tate Gallery and is also the author of the book Gothic Nightmares: Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic Imagination.
Dr David O’Flynn
Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
Dr David O’Flynn is a psychiatrist and chair of the Adamson Collection, an internationally recognised collection of art by asylum patients.
Historian and Writer, CNRS
Claude Quétel is a historian and writer. His publications include a history of madness and a fascinating study on the iconography of madness, Images de la folie.
Artist, Béatrice Soulié Gallery
Paul Rumsey is an artist whose work follows the tradition of grotesque artists. Reminiscent of Goya, he works in charcoal and ink.
Professor and Author, University College London
Sonu Shamdasani wrote on Carl Jung and on the history of psychiatry and psychology. Shamdasani also edited Jung’s major work, The Red Book.