Quentin Bajac, the chief curator of the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, will be the next director of the Jeu de Paume in Paris, the French daily newspaper Le Monde reports. He succeeds Marta Gili, who announced in June that she would resign as the museum’s director after having presided over it for 12 years.
Bajac has been at MoMA for the past five years. In that time, he has worked on such shows as the museum’s 2014 presentation of works from the Thomas Walther Collection and this year’s mid-career survey of Stephen Shore.
His new position marks a return to the French capital. Prior to joining MoMA’s curatorial team, Bajac worked at the Centre Pompidou, first as a curator and then as chief curator, and at the Musée d’Orsay, where he was an associate curator in the photography department.