Effective 1 September, Cédric Martin is appointed as Directeur Délégué Administrateur (Executive Director & Administrator) a newly-created post at La Biennale de Lyon.

Biennale co-directors Isabelle Bertolotti and Dominique Hervieu have decided to hand this new remit to Cédric Martin, following the reorganisation of two vacant posts.

Holder of a degree in cultural organisation management from the Université de Paris Dauphine-PSL, Cédric Martin was Administrator of La Brèche (PNAC) in Cherbourg-Octeville from 2004-2008 before joining Le Lieu Unique in Nantes as Administrator of La Biennale Estuaire Nantes/St-Nazaire. After helping to create art festival Le Voyage in Nantes, he joined Marseille-Provence 2013 – European Capital of Culture in 2011 as Production Director. From 2014-2021, he was Administrator of Lieux Publics (centre for artistic creation in public space and European production hub) in Marseille.

In parallel, Yves Robert is standing down from his role as the Biennale’s Executive Director to pursue new projects and personal commitments.