Aurélie Verdier, an art historian and curator, earned her PhD from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, with a dissertation titled Aujourd’hui pense à moi. Francis Picabia, Ego, Modernity, soon to be published by les presses du réel. Her recent publications have appeared in October; Res: Anthropology & Aesthetics; and Les Cahiers du Musée national d’art moderne. Until 2007, she was the curator for the Collection of the Fonds national d’art contemporain. She received a Focillon Fellowship at Yale, as well as a Fulbright Fellowship. Verdier is curating the exhibition Picasso – Picabia: History and Painting with the Musée national Picasso in Paris. The show is scheduled to open in June 2018 at the Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence and travel to the Fundación MAPFRE in Barcelona. While at the Dora Maar House, she works on writing the catalogue for Picasso – Picabia.