Since 2021, the HISK Board of Directors has proceeded to appoint three curators each year for the guidance of the candidate laureates within the HISK programme and to assist them in preparing for their positions as professional artists. Two curators are appointed for the guidance of the twelve first-year candidate laureates, one for the first half of the year and the other for the second half of the year. A third curator is appointed to provide the curatorial guidance for the twelve second-year candidate laureates during the whole year.

From January 2023 until December 2023, Sébastien Pluot fulfils the function of curator for the second-year candidate laureates.

Sébastien Pluot is an Art Historian and Curator. He is the co-director with Maud Jacquin of Art by Translation, (ENSAPC, ESAD TALM).

He has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions, including: Time Capsules 2045, Galerie du Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris and MAH Genève; The Intolerable Straight Line, Galery Art & Essai, Rennes; The House of Dust by Alison Knowles, (2016-2017), James Gallery, New York; Cal Arts and MAK Center, Los Angeles; and La Galerie, Noisy le Sec, Paris; Art by Telephone Recalled (2012-2014) CNEAI, Paris, CAPC, Bordeaux, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, ESBA TALM, Angers, San Francisco Art Institute, La Panacée, Montpellier ; Breaking News From the Ether and A Letter Always Arrives at Its Destinations, La Panacée 2014 ; Fragmentations, Counter-Natural Trajectories, Villa Lemot, Clisson, 2011; A Translation From one Language to Another, CNEAI, Paris, 2011 ; Double Bind, Stop Trying to Understand Me, with Dean Inkster, at Villa Arson, Nice, 2010. Anarchism Without Adjectives, On the Work of Christopher D’Arcangelo, with Dean Inkster at CAC Bretigny, 2011; Montehermoso Art Center, Vittoria, 2011; Artists Space, New York, 2011; Extra City, Anvers, 2012; Leonard and Bina Ellen art gallery, Concordia, Montreal, 2013; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (with Simon Leung), 2017 and Documenta 14 Athens, 2017.

Sébastien Pluot served as a guest teacher at The Terra Foundation Summer Residency in Giverny, The San Francisco Art Institute, Barnard College and CUNY in New York, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Lyon Post-Master and has lectured for many international symposiums, among them at Princeton University, Columbia University, NYU, the University of Florida, Centre Georges Pompidou, Jeu de Paume, INHA, HEAD of Geneva, etc. He curated symposiums on Alison Knowles (RedCat, CUNY), Mel Bochner (Centre Georges Pompidou) and Christopher D’Arcangelo (LACMA). With Renée Green, he has developed the project Living Archives at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009.

He has published numerous texts in reviews and catalogs and is the editor of two publications: Art by Telephone Recalled, (Mix, Paris 2014) and A Translation From One Language to Another, (Les presses du Réel, 2015).

He is a research resident at the Center for Astroparticles & Cosmological Physics, Paris in 2023, the Villa Kujoyama, Kyoto in 2023 and received the grant of the Villa Médicis “Hors les Murs”, New York in 2010, the CNAP grant in 2012 and a Terra Foundation Grant in 2017. After holding a post master’s degree in art history and theory from the EHESS he is a Phd candidate at the Centre Andre Chastel, Sorbonne University. He is part of the Board of Selection of AiR351 and the advisory Board of the Emily Harvey Foundation.

Curators 2022:
Luk Lambrecht, curator first-year candidate laureates (first half of 2022)
Sophie Lapalu, curator first-year candidate laureates (second half of 2022)
Yann Chateigné Tytelman, curator second-year candidate laureates (2022)