Alain Quemin is an exceptional class professor of sociology of art at université Paris-8 (France), a researcher at GEMASS – Sorbonne Université, and a senior member of Institut Universitaire de France. He was an invited professor in numerous universities worldwide (UCLA, Columbia University and the New School for Social Research in the USA, université de Montréal in Canada, Universität Zürich in Switzerland, Bologna university in Italy, Universitat de Barcelona in Spain, Unicamp in Brazil, Moscow university in Russia…). He also is a Fulbright alumnus. Alain Quemin specializes in the sociology of art markets and institutions.
He published in particular: Les stars de l’art contemporain. Notoriété et consécration artistiques dans les arts visuels, Paris, éditions du CNRS, 2013, and Le monde des galeries. Art contemporain, structure du marché et internationalisation, Paris, CNRS Editions, 2021.
Alain Quemin also works as a journalist and art critic. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics.