Pierre Saurisse taught contemporary art at the Universities of Aix-Marseilles and Rennes. In 2007 his book on chance in European and American art of the 1960s, La Mécanique de l'imprévisible, was published by L'Harmattan. Since he wrote a chapter in a book on performance in 2010, his research has focused on this field. Saurisse has reviewed exhibitions and books for Beaux-Arts Magazine, Critique d'Art, and Parachute, and has had articles published in Territoires Contemporains (2012), Visual Culture in Britain (2013), and the first issue of Sculptures in 2014. He has also written on censorship and scandals in contemporary art in a chapter of the book L’Art des années 2000 (2012).