Frédéric Migayrou


Deputy Director of Mnam/Cci-Centre Pompidou

A trained philosopher, Frédéric Migayrou is an art and architecture critic. Arts advisor for the DRAC Centre in Orléans, in 1991 he oriented the FRAC Centre’s collection towards architecture and contributed to its development. In 1994, alongside Marie-Ange Brayer, he launched the magazine on contemporary aesthetics and art Exposé published by HYX in Orléans.

In 1996, he was the curator of the French Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. To coincide with this event, he published Bloc, le monolithe fracturé (HYX) a work that analyses André Bloc’s influence on French architecture. In 1999, he founded “ArchiLab, Rencontres Internationales d'Architecture d'Orléans” with Marie-Ange Brayer, bringing together a new generation of international architects. He was the co-curator of this event until 2001. In 2002, he was named head curator of the Architecture and Design department at MNAM, Centre Pompidou. In 2003, he presented his first exhibit on the impact of computational processes on the domain of architectural production with “Architectures Non Standard” at the Centre Pompidou.

Frédéric Migayrou is the author of several monographic works on architects including Asymptote, Steven Holl, Decq & Cornette, Morphosis, Dominique Perrault, Claude Parent. He gives conferences around the world in architecture schools and institutes.