Raphael Cuir is art critic and historian of art, PhD (EHESS, Paris). After having held various positions at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris and in Paris Chamber of Commerce schools’ (Advancia and Négocia), he was Head of the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Reims from 2018 to 2023. From 2012 to 2018 he was President of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA France). From 2005 to 2007 he received a residency research grant at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles where he taught at Otis College of Art and Design. He is the author of several books including Renaissance de l’anatomie (Hermann, 2016) and Anatomiquement vôtre, art contemporain et connaissance de soi (Nouvelles éditions Scala, 2018). He directed the collection of answers to the question “Why is there art rather than nothing?” (Archibooks, 2009, 2014) and the publication of the proceedings of the symposium Performance Art, life of the archive and Topicality (les presses du réel, 2013). He has also contributed to numerous books, including the Dictionary of Creative Women (Éditions des femmes, 2013), Ouvrir-Couvrir (Verdier, 2004), and has written numerous articles for magazines such as artpress. He has organized and participated in numerous conferences and round tables in France and abroad. He is also a curator (« Ici Plus qu’ailleurs », 2019. « Prix AICA France de la critique, une rétrospective », 2015. « Chapeaux ! Hommage à Robert Filliou », 2014). From 1999 to 2001, he was co-producer and host of “Mémoires Actives”, the first WebTV dedicated to art history and contemporary art.