Richard Taittinger, President
In 2010, Richard Taittinger founded the art consulting company Taittinger Fine Art, to advise art institutions and private collections on their acquisitions. In 2015, Richard opened a 5,000 square foot gallery space at 154 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side (New York). Richard Taittinger Gallery presents work by international mid-career and upcoming artists including Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia. Richard joined the RU Board in 2014.
Nathalie Anglès, Secretary
Executive Director and co-founder, Residency Unlimited.
Serge Marquie, Treasurer
Serge Marquie obtained his PHD from Harvard in Game Theory. Currently based on the West Coast, he has been in banking for 20 years, in Europe, the US and Latin America.
Onyedika Chuke is a New York based artist and RU alum. His largest body of work titled The Forever Museum Archive is a body of work in which Chuke analyze social, cultural and political structures. Chuke is currently a New York City Public Artist in Residence (P.A.I.R) which places him in the offices of Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and Department of Corrections (DOC) Rikers Island, and entails collaborating with individuals on Rikers Island facing extreme challenges to alleviate the negative impact of criminal punishment, create access to art, and to open dialogue between New York City policymakers and those in their custody. Chuke’s practice has been featured in venues including Queens Museum, Sculpture Center and The American Academy in Rome.
Sharon Phair Fortenbaugh
A seasoned art industry professional. Sharon Phair Fortenbaugh has extensive experience in the media and the arts, including sales management and publisher positions at Andy Warhol’s Interview, Vanity Fair, Forbe’s EGG Magazine, PAPER Publishing, and France Press, LLC. She is currently serving as Sales Director at Richard Taittinger Gallery. She also hasdiverse experience in the non-profit sector, and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra in New York City
Chairman of Sotheby’s Switzerland, Caroline Lang is internationally recognized for her in-depth knowledge of the art market and her longstanding expertise in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art. Appointed Chairman of the Swiss Department of Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Art in 2012, this consummate polyglot has advised some of the most important collectors in Switzerland and worldwide.
Dr. Larisa Leventon
Dr. Larisa Leventon is an entrepreneur, investor, and imaging technology innovator. She is a member of the MIT Council for the Arts and serves as Events Chair for the MIT Sloan Alumni of NY. She is also a member of the President’s Council at New York Hall of Science
Victoire Newman is the Former Head of Investments at Groupe Artémis, Francois Pinault investment holding company currently involved in new directions.
Thomas Rom manages dozens of private and corporate art collections worldwide. He is a strategic advisor to numerous art institutions and corporations, including Design Museum Holon, Centro Da Cultura Judaica, Sao Paulo, Halle am Wasser Art Campus, Berlin and Christie’s Americas. He is also an active patron of the arts, serving on the Middle Eastern Acquisitions Committee of the Tate Modern, and the international Council of the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv among others.
Jérôme Sans is an internationally acclaimed curator. He is the co-founder of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, he was the first director at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing,and has curated major international exhibitions including the Taipei Biennale, Lyon Biennale, Nuit Blanche Paris and Milan Triennale. He is currently the co-founder of Perfect Crossovers (Beijing), a consultancy group for cultural projects between China and the rest of the world and was recently appointed as director of the future cultural pole of the Ile Seguin in the greater Paris region.
Born and raised in Changchun, China, Wang Tuo is an RU alum who is based between Beijng and New York. His work has been featured in multiple shows including Gallery EXIT (Hong Kong), White Space (Beijing), Salt Project (Beijing), Taikang Space (Beijing), the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, HVCCA, NY, and the Queens Museum where he was an artist in residence from 2015 to 2017. He is the winner of the Three Shadows Photography Award 2018.