The Centre Pompidou has announced that Florian Ebner has been appointed the head of the photography department at the Musée National d’Art Moderne. He will take up the post on July 1.
Over the course of his twenty-five-year career in contemporary art, Ebner has been at the helm of the photographic collection at the Folkwang Museum in Essen, since 2012, and served as director of the Braunschweig Photography Museum for three years. In 2015, he curated the German pavilion at the Fifty-Sixth Venice Biennale. Ebner studied photography at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles. In 2013, his exhibition “Cairo. Open City” at the Museum Folkwang was voted Exhibition of the Year by the German section of the International Art Critics Association.
The Musée National d’Art Moderne, housed in the Centre Pompidou, has one of the largest photography holdings in Europe, comprising forty thousand prints and sixty thousand negatives. Around four hundred photographs are exhibited each year. In 2014, the Centre Pompidou opened the Galerie de Photographies to provide more space for its contemporary works.