Art historian and curator, Jean-Paul Felley has been the director of EDHEA - The Valais School of Art - since 2018, one of the five schools of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis (University of Applied Sciences and Arts).
Since 1989, he has organized exhibitions of contemporary art, architecture and design, and is the author of various publications in the artistic fields. In 1994, he founded with Olivier Kaeser the Geneva-based association attitudes, which has organized contemporary art exhibitions in Switzerland, Europe, Latin America and Lebanon. From 2008 to 2018, he co-directed, also with Olivier Kaeser, the Centre culturel suisse de Paris, the French branch of the Pro Helvetia Foundation. In 2021, he founded the association Biennale Son, which will oversee the organization of the 1st Biennale of Sound Art in 2023.