Nathalie Anglès is the Executive Director and co-founder of Residency Unlimited (RU). Founded in 2009, RU is a Brooklyn based non-profit organization that promotes exchange and diversity through its customized residency program and year-round public programs for US based and international artists and curators. A graduate of The École du MAGASIN curatorial studies program in Grenoble, (Le Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble France), Nathalie has worked in institutions in the US and Europe. Her extensive experience in the field of artist residencies began managing the residency program for US based artists at the American Center in Paris, followed by a position as Director of Location One’s International Residency program in New York from 2000-2008. Nathalie also worked in a curatorial and administrative capacity in institutions such as École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts and Union centrale des Arts décoratifs in Paris as well as Sotheby’s London in the Impressionist and Modern art department. In 2008, Nathalie received the French government distinction Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger is an NYC-based curator and cultural producer with a focus on place-based practices around social, cultural, and civic issues. Projects include (after)care, a site-specific exhibition in a former emergency waiting room at Kings County Hospital Center in East Flatbush, Brooklyn (2019); the inaugural Southeast Queens Biennial (2018); Jameco Exchange, a site-responsive exhibition and socially engaged education platform in a vacant storefront in Jamaica, Queens (2016); and Hold These Truths (2017) and Bring in the Reality (2015), exhibitions that presented works at the intersection of activism and storytelling at the Nathan Cummings Foundation in Manhattan. Rachel is the co-founder of 1@111, a series of process-oriented discussions that focus on a single work, curatorial premise or proposition. Independent curatorial projects have focused on the intersection of information, data and art, including: Once Upon a Time There was the End, the Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; Data Deluge, Ballroom Marfa, TX; and Library Science, Artspace, New Haven, CT. She is the former curator at No Longer Empty (NLE), a non-profit organization that curates site-responsive and community-centered exhibitions, education, and programs in unique spaces, and also served as director of the NLE Curatorial Lab program. Rachel has served as co-director of Sara Meltzer Gallery and curator at Exit Art in New York, where she curated the organization’s final exhibitions Every Exit Is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art and Collective/Performative (co-curator). Rachel holds an MA in Curatorial Studies in Contemporary Art and Culture from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, NY.
Camille Flahaut is currently completing her bachelor’s at Medipol University in Istanbul after spending a semester interning at RU, where she worked closely with the Executive Director and RU team. Her aim is to pursue a Masters in Management of Cultural Institutions starting in September of 2020. Her previous experience working with non-profits in France equipped her to become instrumental to the RU team and she continues to work with us as the Young Visual Artist Award (YVAA)coordinator.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Alyssa Alexander comes to Residency Unlimited as an experienced exhibitions manager and arts administrator. Currently in a master’s program at The City College of New York, studying art history and museum studies, she is building a curatorial practice and pursuing more in-depth cultural and art historical research. Her passions lie in working with emerging artists and making art accessible to the public.
Lulu Meng studied and worked in stagecraft and costume design where she acquired experience in woodworking, welding, set construction, and garment making. After switching paths to be an artist, Lulu applies her skills in theater to both her work and to assist other artists in producing their works. Previously, she was the gallery manager at William Harris Gallery in Rochester, NY where she was in charge of exhibition installation, and has worked with artists such as Taraneh Hemami, Xiaoze Xie and Hogtu Zhang, in different stages of their projects, including material and fabrication research, project rendering, production, and art handling.
As a person, Lulu Meng contemplates what it is to be an individual living in modern society and what connects people, through her meditative practice – art and yoga. Meng’s conceptual based art practice is rooted in her experience and observation of people, environments, and the relations between them. In recent years, she is captivated by the push and pull between an individual’s tendency to be unique and the coexisting longing to belong to a community. She presents her concepts in installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, video or whichever format that communicates the ideas.