Richard Taittinger, President
Based in New York since 2007, Richard F. Taittinger holds a Master’s from Christie’s Education New York, and has previously worked at Phillips de Pury (New York) and Almine Rech Gallery (Paris). In 2010, he founded the art consulting company Taittinger Fine Art, to advise art institutions and private collections on their acquisitions. Richard joined the Board of Residency Unlimited in 2014. In March 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 with significant international recognition.
Nathalie Anglès, Secretary
Co-founder of and Executive Director at Residency Unlimited.
Serge Marquie, Treasurer
Serge Marquie obtained his PHD from Harvard in Game Theory. He has been in banking for 20 years, in Europe and in the US.
Onyedika Chuke is an artist whose practice involves sculpture, drawing, print-making and writing. He is currently an artist in residence at Queens Museum’s Studio Program and The Drawing Center’s Open Sessions which is a two year commitment. His past residencies include Verbier 3D Sculpture Park, Wave Hill’s Van Lier Fellowship, Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education and Yale/Norfolk Art Residency. His practice is currently focused on an ongoing essay composition titled “The Forever Museum” in which the artist analyzes history/historiography of collected images and museum objects, presenting three dimensional models (sculptures) based on the disjunctures between historical objects, politics and the human body. He received his fine arts degree from The Cooper Union School of Art.
Sharon Phair Fortenbaugh
Sharon Phair Fortenbaugh has 25 years in 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. Sharon has diverse experience in the non-profit sector, and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra in New York City.
Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger is the Associate Curator of No Longer Empty, a non-profit that organizes situation-specific and community-responsive programming in under-utilized spaces. She is co-founder of 1@111, a series of process-oriented conversations that focus on a single work, text, curatorial premise or proposition. Recent curatorial projects have focused on the intersection of information, data and art, in particular the digital transformation of books and libraries, including: Once upon a Time, There Was the End at Center for Book Arts (New York, NY); Data Deluge at Ballroom Marfa (Marfa, TX); and Library Science at Artspace (New Haven, CT). Rachel has served as co-director of Sara Meltzer Gallery and curator at Exit Art, where she organized the final exhibitions Every Exit Is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art and Collective/Performative. Publications include monographs, exhibition catalog essays, and contributions to Art Galleries International: Post-War to Post-Millennium and Unfinished Memories: 30 Years of Exit Art (forthcoming). Rachel received an MA in Curatorial Studies in Contemporary Art and Culture from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
Caroline Lang is Senior Specialist since 1986 and Co-Chairman of Sotheby’s Switzerland. Internationally recognised for her in-depth knowledge of the art market and her longstanding expertise in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art, she has advised some of 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 Head of the Investment Department with Groupe Artemis, Francois Pinault investment holding company.
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.
Tuo Wang is an RU Alum artist based between Beijing and New York. He is represented by White Space Gallery Beijing and is currently an artist in residence at the Queens Museum Queens Museum Studio Program Exhibition.
Jérôme Sans is an icon in the world of contemporary creativity, who among other feats, co-founded the acclaimed Palais de Tokyo in Paris, was the first groundbreaking director who developed the model for 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 the co-founder of Perfect Crossovers in Beijing, a consultancy group for cultural projects between China and the rest of the world. He is currently artistic director in several major urban projects, Rives de Saône-River Movie in Lyon, and since 2015 the Grand Paris Express cultural project. He was recently appointed as director of the future cultural pole of the Ile Seguin in the greater Paris region.