Jean Hubert Martin is an art historian and was previously the director of the Kunsthalle in Berne, the National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the National Museum of African and Oceanic Arts (Paris), and the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf. He led the artistic programs for the Oison Castle (France) and the Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Milan.

His interest in non-Western cultures has led him to conceive exhibitions that break down barriers by confronting heterogeneous works, thus encouraging new ways of viewing art (Théâtre du monde, MONA, Hobart and Maison Rouge, Paris, 2012-13 and Carambolages, Grand Palais, Paris, 2016).

He was the curator of numerous biennals and major exhibitions such as Paris – Berlin (1978), Paris – Moscou (1979), Magiciens de la terre (1989), Une image peut en cacher une autre (2009), Salvador Dali (2012) and L’étrange cité d’Ilya et Emilia.