French Version


Triangle-Astérides is a center for contemporary art of national interest based in Marseilles at La Friche la Belle de Mai, a cultural cooperative located in a former tobacco factory, since 1994.
Triangle-Astérides articulates a rigorous program of exhibitions with Research Residencies for artists from international and French scenes outside Marseilles and Associate Artists from the local scene, to which are added events, editorial projects and a thorough outreach to all audiences.

Triangle-Astérides is part of international networks (notably the Triangle Network, which initiated the founding of Triangle-Astérides which remains a member while operating independently), as well as national and local networks (with the merger, in 2018, of Triangle France and Astérides). Connecting these different scales is at the heart of all its activities.

Mindful of each individual’s needs, Triangle-Astérides ensures, to the best of its ability, the accessibility of all its programs for the audience as well as for the invited artists (the building is accessible to persons with a disability; and upon request tours can be offered in French Sign Language and through audio description).
Triangle-Astérides’ communication elements are available in French and English (sometimes translated by professional translators, often translated into imperfect English by the team itself). Occasionally and upon request, our programs can also be translated into other languages.

Triangle-Astérides is a non-profit association supported by the Ministry of Culture - Drac Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, the City of Marseille, the South Region and the Bouches du Rhône Department.
Its team is composed of four people; its board of five people including an artist.


Director and chief curator /
Victorine Grataloup

Director of administration and finances /
Florence Gosset

Curator, Residency and Associate Artists programs' manager /
Marie de Gaulejac

Public Relations and Editorial program manager /
Sophia Djitli


Chairman /
Marianne Berger-Laleix – Executive Vice President of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Secretary /
Maxime Guitton – Artistic and cultural practitioner, Marseille

Treasurer /
Christian Sebille – Composer and Director of gmem - CNCM - Marseille

Board Members /
Eva Barto – Artist, Paris
Patrice Carré – Artist, Marseille


In 1982, British artist Anthony Caro and British collector Robert Loder founded Triangle Arts Trust (now Triangle Network). It started with an artists’ workshop in Upstate New York in the summer of the same year. The workshop brought together approximately 25 emerging and mid-career artists from the US, Canada and the UK. It aimed to provide the artists with space and time to enter into dialogue and exchange ideas, knowledge and skills with each other. After the success of the initial workshops, the organizers decided to widen the geographical spread and invite artists from other countries, some of whom returned home and decided to start workshops of their own, thereby instigating the development of a network which is still growing and to date has spread to over 40 countries worldwide.

In 1994, Triangle Arts Trust had lost its original upstate New York home and started to make plans to organize a workshop in Marseilles. While a workshop was organized and held in 1995 in Luminy Art School, the possibilities of creating a permanent residency program and art organization in Marseilles was explored early on. In 1994, the non-profit status of Triangle France was created independently from the New York organization. It was made possible by Alun Williams who was a member of Triangle New York and Claire Lesteven, with help from local personalities, notably co-founder, Bernard Plasse, director of a small but well-known gallery called La Galerie du Tableau. They aroused the interest of the Fiche la Belle de Mai, the vast multidisciplinary cultural complex, housed in a former government tobacco factory. Curator Sandra Patron joined the project in 1995 and the residency program welcomed its first artists in residence in January 1996. Sandra Patron was director of Triangle France from 1995 to 2005. In 2005, Dorothée Dupuis took the position of Director of the organization that she held until September 2012. Céline Kopp became the current Director of the organization as of September 2012.

Today and since 1994, Triangle France is an organization independent from the Triangle Network. However, Triangle France remains a partner of the Triangle Network and welcomes the opportunity for support and exchange from this partnership.


Sandra Patron (director, 1998-2007)
Valérie Horwitz (2000)
Dorothée Dupuis (director, 2007-2012)
Emilie Franco (2009-2011)
Sandro Della Noce (2009-2010)
Nadia Boursin Piraud (2009-2013)
Emilie Lacombe (2010-2011)
Elodie Lecuiller (2011-2013)
Vincent Drouhot (2010-2011)
Thomas Royer (2012-2012)
Céline Kopp (director, 2012-2022)
Vincent Lucarne (2013)
Saray Vattani (2013)
Olivier Lemort (2013-2015)
Chloé Curci (2013-2015)
Mike Ben Hadj (2014)
Manon Keraudren (2014-2016)
Mourad Messoubeur (2014-2015)
Marine Ricard (2015-2017)
Amélie Claude (2015-2016)
Guilhem Monceaux (2016-2018)
Anne Marchis Mouren (2016-2018)
Fréderic Blancart (communication and residency coordinator, 2018-2022)
Aurélia Defrance (2018 then 2019-2020)
Adélie de Soumagnat (communication and residency coordinator, 2022)


Triangle - Astérides is supported by the Ville de Marseille Marseille, Ministère de la culture - DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Région SUD and Département des Bouches-du-Rhône.


Internationally, Triangle - Astérides is part of Triangle Network an international network of artists and arts organizations that promotes dialogue, exchange of ideas and innovation within the contemporary visual arts. Since 1982, Triangle has provided significant opportunities for over 4,500 artists through workshops, residencies, events, exhibitions, work placements and studio provision. This has led to the creation, association and partnership of Triangle Network projects and organisations in over 40 countries – an extensive, artist-focused infrastructure that continues to adapt and thrive.
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Since 2017, Triangle - Astérides is a member of D.C.A, the French network of contemporary art centers.
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Triangle - Astérides is a member of Arts en Résidence, a France-based national network of organisations hosting residency programmes.
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Triangle - Astérides is a member of Plein Sud
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In Marseille, Triangle - Astérides is a member of Provence Art Contemporain.
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Friche la Belle de Mai
Monografik éditions
Mécènes du Sud
Rond point projects
Glasgow Sculpture Studios
Hôtel la Résidence du Port
Marseille City Studios


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