Mélanie Mermod is an independent curator and researcher based in Paris, who gratuated from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. In parallel to her activity as a research manager for various exhibition projects at the Centre Pompidou Paris and Metz, Mélanie Mermod has developped curatorial projects, prompting various investigations surrounding the questions of process in artistic practices, participation and of the history of display, such as 'Curating Degree Zero Archive' (with Celia Cretien and Marie de Bouard, Paris, 2007), 'Raise the Crowd' (Clermont, France, 2008), and 'Signer/Bastard' (Nuit Blanche, Paris, 2010). In 2011 she presented at the Betonsalon Art Center in Paris the exhibition 'Jikken Kobo 実験工房' which presented the first extensive retrospective of avant-garde developments in Japan in the 1950s; and more recently EFVJ (AP News, Zurich, 2012), APN Research (Kunsthalle Bern, 2012) and 41st au delà de la raison (Ensba, Résonance, Biennale de Lyon, 2013).