Bernard Marcadé, born in Bordeaux, in 1948, is an art critic, an aesthetics and art history professor at the École nationale Superieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy, and an independent exhibit curator. He was the director of magazines A rebours (1979-1982) and Feu (1989-1995). He is a frequent collaborator for several publications, particularly Artpress, Beaux-Arts Magazine, Parkett, Tate Etc. and Cahiers du Musée national d’art modern. He worked as a chronicler for the French radio (France Culture and Radio Nova). He has written numerous essays, catalogs and books on contemporary art, with a special highlight on his biography of Duchamp, Marcel Duchamp, la vie à credit (2007). From his long activity as a curator, the highlight is the exhibit he organized with Marie-Laure Bernadac in 1995, Féminin-Masculin, Le sexe de l’art, at the National Museum of Modern Art, at the Georges Pompidou Center.