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Margaux Bonopera

MA work

Turn The Tide

Turn The Tide is an offshore company operating from a boardroom temporarily based in the Dyson Gallery at the Royal College of Art. In this office environment, constructed from newly commissioned and existing works by international artists, members of the public are invited to take ownership of the company by participating in a series of public board meetings. Through a series of live discussions Turn The Tide aims to establish a fluid space to explore how new, more flexible models of citizenship can be reached through sharing the company’s ownership.

Turn The Tide’s temporary boardroom has been produced by Eva Barto, Julie Béna, Jesse Darling, Martti Kalliala, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Aron Kullander-Östling / Centre of Nowhere and John Menick. 

Curated by Vittoria Bonifati, Margaux Bonopera, Gerardo Chavez-Maza, Elisabeth Del Prete, Cédric Fauq, Umay Mammadzada and Cristina Vasilescu, as part of the Curating Contemporary Art programme Graduate Projects 2017, Royal College of Art.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2017

  • Margaux Bonopera's curatorial practice (b.1992, works between Paris and London) investigates the theme of magic in contemporary art. Margaux holds a BA in Art History from the École du Louvre in Paris and is currently undertaking the Curating Contemporary Art MA programme at Royal College of Art. She has previously worked as part of the curatorial teams at Cartier Foundation on 'Bruce Nauman' exhibition and at Sa Sa Bassac Art Center (Phnom Penh). From 2015-2017 Margaux also worked as curator at Kogan Gallery (Paris).

  • Degrees

  • BA in Art History at Ecole du Louvre, Paris, 2014
  • Experience

  • September 2014-June 2015: Main assistant of Grazia Quaroni for Bruce Nauman’s exhibition and for Beauté Kitoko, 1 siècle d’art au Congo, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, FR; October 2012-June 2013: Foundation director assistant at Bernardaud Foundation for the brand’s 150th anniversary, Paris and Limoges FR
  • Exhibitions

  • December-March 2017: Main curator of the exhibition The Dose Makes the Poison, Carousel Gallery, London, United Kingdom; June 2014- September 2016: Curator at Kogan Gallery, Paris 03, FR; July-October 2016: Curator Assistant and screening curator, SaSa Bassac, Bophana Archive Center and Asia Now Art Fair, Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Paris, FR; January 2016-May 2016: Associated curator for the exhibtion : Ce que m’a dit la minute, Maison de Jean Cocteau, Milly-la-Forêt, FR; June 2013-January 2014: Assistant of Charlotte Cosson for the exhibition Oracular/Vernacular, Marseille and Dans le Freezer à droite, Paris, FR
  • Conferences

  • Hauntology, archives and empty spaces in Cambodia, Bophana Center, Phnom Penh, August 2016ogy, archives and empty spaces in Cambodia, Bophana Center, Phnom Penh, August 2016; We are the Sentinels, Lecture at Mercer Chance Gallery, London