After a Master’s degree in cultural management (specialising in curating exhibitions) at Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne University, I was responsible for the production of Rencontres d’Arles photography festival’s exhibitions for four years (2007-2011).
I worked between the Paris based production office in winter and the executive office in Arles during the festival’s summer season. My every day duties included collaborating with the international invited artists and guest curators to produce 20 exhibitions per year. I achieved the artistic wishes by following the festival’s budget and by respecting strong temporal deadlines.

Because I couldn’t get Berlin out of my mind at the time, I decided to settle there in 2012, considering that the conception of time and public/private space in this capital offered a unique field for contemporary creation.
I quickly took the opportunity to work as a freelance journalist for L’OEil de la Photographie, meeting galleries and publishers among other cultural producers to write reviews on photo festivals, exhibitions, books and auctions in Germany.

At the same time I joined the artnet AG team, where I was responsible during one year for the French galleries network. I was able to gain a profound understanding of the international art market deeply, after which I managed several photography projects in Germany and abroad for the agency Photomarketing.

Between 2014 and 2018 I have been the Development Manager for the Collection Regard / Marc Barbey and responsible for broadcasting our artists worldwide. I have also been the Coordinator for the international photo book festival, Fotobookfestival Kassel in 2015 and 2018 in Kassel + 2016 in Beijing, China.

My last project is the co-curation of the exhibition and photobook « Orient-Express & co » together with the french historian Arthur Mettetal. Made of pictures, plans, maps, technical drawings and advertising brochures saved by former employees during the company’s various reorganizations puting the Orient-Express into its historical context, the exhibition has been presented at the Rencontres d’Arles 2021 in France and Jimei International Photo Festival in 2021-2022 in China. The book has been published by Editions Textuel in 2020.

I am available to consult portfolios and dummy books, manage cultural projects, coordinate exhibitions and more in Berlin and abroad. Please contact me for more info.


    THE PHOTO EXHIBITION ARCHIVE is an online resource of selected exhibitions’ views to inspire curators, artists and art students when thinking about, curating & building exhibitions. Founded by Xavier Antoinet & Eva Gravayat in 2017.


Eva Gravayat
Currently lives in Berlin
Born in Paris, 1985


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