Executive Managing Director
Ecole Européenne Supérieure d'Arts de Bretagne
National of France, Philippe HARDY has acquired an extensive working experience in the field of the Contemporary Arts in various European countries. He has held, for example, the position of Director of the French Institutes in Turin, Italy and Amsterdam, the Netherlands; from 2006 to 2009 he was General Inspector of the Contemporary Arts at the French Ministry of Culture where he frequently dealt with issues related to art education. In October 2009 the City of Rennes entrusted him with the management of the Rennes Art School. Since 2011 Philippe Hardy is Executive Managing Director of the EESAB, the European Superior School of Art of Brittany, institution created in 2011and regrouping the four former art schools of the Breton Region, i.e. those of the cities of Rennes, Brest, Quimper and Lorient with a total of approximately 1000 students. He has managed the merger of the four art schools into one, while developing different international exchange projects with European and non-European countries, as well as collaborations with local industrial and institutional partners, like, for instance, the University of Rennes and Yves Rocher.