Alexandre Colliex is an alumnus of the prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure, the elite arts and humanities “Grande Ecole” in France. He holds an Agrégation, the University teaching degree, in English literature as well as a BA in History. He wrote his Master dissertation in Art history on the painting of Francis Bacon at Emmanuel College – Cambridge University. He served as advisor on the private staff of the French Minister of foreign trade and was then appointed Cultural attaché at the French embassy in Canada, based in Toronto. On his return to France he was director of International relations for the Pays de la Loire region and then Head of international exhibitions and projects at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In this capacity he organized a number of high profile exhibitions in the US (Milwaukee, Nashville, Seattle, OKC…) as well as innovative cultural partnerships abroad (Saudi Arabia, South Africa…). He was directly involved in negotiating the first branch of the Pompidou abroad. More recently, he was managing director of the Giacometti Foundation in Paris and director of the CTF Art Museum project, the first privately funded contemporary art museum in Hong Kong where he is still active with arts and exhibition projects. Alexandre Colliex who was a guest speaker at BYU in 2017 is curating exhibitions in Morocco.