Who we are
MTArt Agency was founded in 2015, with two desires: to support the most inspiring artists and to bring art to everyone. Fast forward to today – we are living our vision, representing some of the most talented, forward-thinking artists in the world, working with global organisations and cities, and nurturing our international community of art-lovers and collectors.
We believe that art should be accessible to everyone, everywhere. For us, art is not a luxury but an essential, and that is why we are passionate about democratising art. We want to live in a world that is inclusive, diverse and fair, which is why we pay our interns, support our artists financially and personally, and dedicate ourselves to promoting and supporting meaningful art. It is through these actions that we became the first UK company in the art sector to have B Corp status – one of our proudest accolades.
Behind MTArt Agency is a team of exceptional minds, including…
Our CEO and Founder, Marine Tanguy, is a TEDx speaker, Forbes 30 under 30 and an award-winning business person. Lise Arlot, former art director and cofounder of Feral Horses, is our Head of Strategy. Our Director of Innovation and Impact, Yann Mathias, founded the Design Laboratory, a creative agency and design studio that advised the world’s top brands. Blue Gaydon, our Executive Director of Brand Partnerships, was previously Creative Partnerships Director at British Vogue and Bespoke Director at Wallpaper*. Our Art Sales Director, Rita Alay Del Curto, following a career spanning Christie’s, The Serpentine Galleries and Sotheby’s, who joined us in December 2021. Our Director of Special Projects, Tara Zadeh, founder of Tara Zadeh bags and co-founder of Zanaée. Lucy Clarke is part of the Creative Agency as project manager. Giulia Almaleh, our content coordinator. And finally, our executive assistant Ana Sofia Almeida.
Let us introduce you to our investors…
Saul Klein is redefining the future of the entertainment world and has sold companies to both Apple and Amazon. Passionate about making art accessible for all, Frédéric Jousset built a $119m fund to support upstart arts and culture projects. Tracey Brown is the first female CEO empowering people in the art sector. David Amsellem is renowned for selling his multi-million dollar company. Financial expertise is Robert Falzon’s forte. Helen Sunderland-Cohen provides access to the Asian market, while Nicolas Barnabé brings a wealth of digital marketing knowledge, and Nicolas Laurent offers his investment expertise.
Formed of the world’s most influential art collectors, we have a dedicated global selection committee who handpick the talents we represent, looking for innovation, vision and impact. This year’s committee includes Sveva D’Antonio Taurisano and Edoardo Monti in Italy, David Leppan in South Africa, Alejandra Castro Rioseco in Spain and Ari and Ann Rosenblatt in the USA.
With an array of minds this powerful, inspirational and forward-thinking, great things are happening at MTArt Agency.
We’re so happy to have you in our community – thank you so much for your trust in us.
Meet our key Investors
Founder of Webhelp (valued at more than €2.4 billion with over 50,000 employees based in 90 locations in over 30 countries) and ART EXPLORA Fund. Administrator of the Musée du Louvre and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.
Expertise: Scaling a company
Shift is an international business company established in Qatar in 2011 with international partners in different regions around the world.
Expertise: Trading and contracting
Founder and CEO of Ruppert International, a firm with diversified interests globally in various fields including education, financial services, disruptive technologies, publishing, arts and entertainment, and strategy consulting.
Expertise: Investing in the future of the Arts
Saul Klein is a serial entrepreneur, operator and investor with over 25 years experience building and exiting companies in the US, Israel and Europe. He has a passion for working with seed and early-stage businesses and the positive impact that technology can make on society.
Expertise: Building companies
Founder and CEO of luxury concierge services company John Paul.
Expertise: Scaling a luxury company
Managing director at Ardea Partners. Former managing director in European industrials M&A at Goldman Sachs.
Expertise: Building powerful networks and investing in the future
Lawyer, advisor, global nomad. Helen lived for over 10 years in China, where she was the only foreign partner at a leading local firm. Now based in London, she is passionate about the creative industries, mentoring young businesses, food & wine, family, and new ideas.
Expertise: Creative solutions, cultivating synergies
Co-founder and CEO of Labelium, a Digital Performance Agency driving business growth through data-driven strategies in more than 16 countries around Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Expertise: Investing in the future of the digital world
Founder of VivaStreet (18 million users in 15 countries), invests in startups in New York and in Europe.
Expertise: Investing in innovation
CEO Choose Health and Carbon to clean Advisor. Mark Holland is a growth strategy and marketing specialist with a demonstrated history of growing and scaling businesses.
Expertise: Impact Investing
Owner and director of Flight Logistics, Tracey is on a mission to help and spread the art word amongst communities, in order to be inclusive and educative.
Expertise: Shipping artworks internationally
Founder and Director of Tutorfair, Mark Maclaine is a British educator, director, music producer and writer.
Expertise: Disrupting a Market
Global Head of Private Clients at Wine Portal Holding and co-owner of Laurent Art Collection
Expertise: Wine Investment in Asia
Partner at Quinn Emanuel, Chair of the Civil Fraud Practice in London. Ranked by Legal 500 as a leading individual in Commercial Litigation and Banking Litigation.
Christopher is a London-based trader and investor. His trading focuses on macroeconomics, technology, and cryptographic trust protocols. He invests in projects relating to the arts, neural networks, and neurosciences. He co-founded the experimental music label Matière Mémoire.
Jude has a finance background and founded his company, LG Futures. Jude is passionate about the arts, with a particular focus upon fashion and wine. He holds investments in a diverse range of start-ups, from fintech to vegan bacon.
William is a Partner at Frontline Ventures and was the youngest partner of a European VC fund when Frontline was founded.
Expertise: Tech and investment
Ksenia is Bridgepoint’s Senior Legal Counsel. She works on a diverse range of projects including strategic initiatives projects, fundraisings and regulatory matters.
Meet our Ambassadors
Collector, wine expert & art lover. Alumni Pernod Ricard & Moët Hennesy (LVMH)
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June Angelides MBE
Art collector, mother of 3, Investor at Samos Investments, Entrepreneur and Activist for representation in Tech and Venture Capital
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Australian broadcast journalist, news presenter, and documentary maker.
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Art collector, Founder & Creative Director at Bao Family (Petit Bao & Gros Bao restaurants, Bao Delivery & Bao Market brands)
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Founder ipsoon & The Mindset Academy; Impact Investor, Pret à Pousser Via LITA; Lecturer, La Rochelle Université
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Art collector & Lawyer at the Court, Bredin Prat
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Alexandra Steinacker Clark
Art Historian, Curator, Feminist, Collector; Arts & Cultural Policy, Goldsmiths University of London
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Art collector and co-founder of the Christie’s Young Collectors Club
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Art collector, lawyer and MA student in Art Business
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Art collector, Leadership Coach, passionate about empowering business leaders, Director & Founder at DE-SIZE
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Art collector & category manager at Alfalfa
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Art collector & lead account director at Oracle
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Art collector & Founder of jewellery brand (UN)POLISHED
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Art collector & CEO of Stemettes
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