Presentation

Casa de Velázquez is a French institution founded in 1920 which aims to promote artistic, cultural and academic cooperation and exchanges on bilateral and international scales.

Inaugurated in 1928 in Madrid's Ciudad Universitaria, the building was largely destroyed at the outbreak of the Battle of Madrid in 1936. It was reopened in its present form in May 1959.

Today, Casa de Velázquez operates under the supervision of the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) and is part of the EFE-Écoles françaises à l’étranger network.

Since its creation, Casa de Velázquez has developed its activities on the basis of a unique model, supporting both contemporary artistic creation and scientific research in the fields of Human and Social Sciences.

It carries out this dual mission through the joint action of its two components: the Académie de France in Madrid (artistic section) and the École des hautes études hispaniques et ibériques - EHEHI (scientific section).
 

  • The Académie de France in Madrid coordinates actions aimed at artists from all disciplines: architecture, plastic arts, cinema, musical composition, photography, video... It is a place of creation and research as much as a place of life, which allows artists –emerging or confirmed– to consolidate their work orientations and to experiment new approaches. The AFM is in charge of the artistic programme of Casa de Velázquez, in collaboration with a wide range of local and international partners.
     

  • The École des hautes études hispaniques et ibériques - EHEHI is a training centre for young researchers as well as a French research centre in the fields of Human and Social Sciences. Its scientific policy, focused on the Iberian Peninsula, the Maghreb and the Atlantic world, is structured around twenty multi-year research projects and a dozen archaeological projects. In addition, since 2016, together with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, it has been coordinating the activities of the Madrid Institute for Advanced Study - MIAS.


In total, between its two sections, Casa de Velázquez hosts and supports around a hundred researchers and artists each year, through a broad programme of residencies, from a few months to a year. In addition, and in order to promote and put the highlight on the work carried out within the institution, an extensive programme of activities open to the public is carried out throughout the year: exhibitions, screenings, concerts, meetings, symposiums...

The library –around 150,000 books and more than 1,800 journals– is open, after free registration, to anyone carrying out research work from the Master's degree onwards.

Casa de Velázquez also houses an editorial service which publishes around fifteen books each year, printed or digital –many of which accessible in open access– as well as the biannual journal, Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez.

Casa de Velázquez: Organisation chart

Organigram

Director:
Michel BERTRAND

Administrative services director:
Christelle PELLIER

Accountant - Head of financial services:
Patrick JOUVE

Director of artistic studies:
Fabienne AGUADO

Director of studies, ancient and mediaeval:
Gwladys BERNARD

Director of studies, modern and contemporary:
Luis GONZALEZ

Library curator:
Elisabeth COLLANTES

Organiser of publications service:
Richard FIGUIER

IT Manager:
Damien BRÉMONT

 

CONSEILS DE LA CASA DE VELÁZQUEZ

Conseil d'administration
Conseil artistique
Conseil scientifique

 

Textes réglementaires

Décret 2011-164 du 10 février 2011

Règlement intérieur

 

RAPPORTS D'ACTIVITÉ

Année 2019

Année 2018

Année 2016-2017

Année 2015-2016

Année 2014-2015

Année 2013-2014

Année 2012-2013

Année 2011-2012

Année 2010-2011

Année 2009-2010

Année 2008-2009

Année 2007-2008

 

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