Christine Ollier is an internationally renowned expert in photography and contemporary art. She has been the artistic director of the gallery Les filles du Calvaire, which she founded together with Stéphane Magnan, since 1996. In addition to her gallery activities, she establishes links between artists, institutions, curators and develops projects that illustrate an extraordinary connectivity between public and private partnerships. With her team, she manages 30 artists on long-term bases, and is responsible for an annual programme of 60 outdoor exhibitions, as well as the publication of 150 books.
She also curates and organises cultural events. While being engaged in various activities, she created and managed a contemporary art gallery in New York, an art biennale in Ile-de-France as well as an international network (Paris Brooklyn exchange) which remains a significant program of the French Institute until today. In 2000, she also founded Show Off. She focuses on the development of cultural event concepts dedicated to extending public awareness of artists.
Christine Ollier is also an independent curator. As an art historian, she writes art critics and books. Christine Ollier was nominated Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2011 for her engagement and expertise, and was awarded the Ordre du mérite in 2014.