Julien Verhaeghe holds a doctorate in Aesthetics from the University of Paris 8 and a DNSEP diploma from the Beaux-Arts de Paris-Cergy. His research has focused on the relationship between aesthetics and the contemporary, allowing him to question the proximity between aesthetics and other fields such as sociology, history or anthropology. He is particularly interested in practices involving the notions of cartography, the collective and displacement. A work entitled Art & Flux. Un portrait du contemporain was published in 2014, and Photography, Media and Capitalism in 2009, co-directed with François Soulages. For several years now, he has been developing his activity as a critic and curator, notably by creating the review Possible, in 2018, devoted to the practice of art criticism and setting up events to put this into practice. In 2019 he was nominated for the AICA-France Art Critics Prize, presenting the work of the duo Galerie Rezeda. He teaches aesthetics at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers and at the École Camondo in Paris.