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Who we are

Back, from left to right: Giulia Almaleh, Marine Tanguy, Amel Windsor, Rita del Curto, Eva Syti

Front, from left to right: Inès Leonarduzzi, Yann Mathias, Blue Gaydon, Lise Arlot

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. Giorgio Armani muse, author, lecturer and entrepreneur, Inès Leonarduzzi is Director of MTArt Agency France, and also founded Digital for the Planet. 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. On the French side, our Partnerships Manager, Caroline Boudehen. Lucy Clarke is part of the Creative Agency as project manager. Oumou Houmoud is also project manager in the French office. Giulia Almaleh, our content coordinator. And finally, our exectuive 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.

Onwards!

Meet our key Investors 

Frédéric Jousset

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

Todd Ruppert

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

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

David Amsellem

Founder and CEO of luxury concierge services company John Paul.

Expertise: Scaling a luxury company

Robert Falzon

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

Helen Sunderland-Cohen

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

Nicolas Barnabé

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

Yannick Pons

Founder of VivaStreet (18 million users in 15 countries), invests in startups in New York and in Europe.

Expertise: Investing in innovation

Mark Holland

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

Tracey Brown

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

Mark Maclaine

Founder and Director of Tutorfair, Mark Maclaine is a British educator, director, music producer and writer.

Expertise: Disrupting a Market

Nicolas Laurent

Global Head of Private Clients at Wine Portal Holding and co-owner of Laurent Art Collection

Expertise: Wine Investment in Asia

Nick Marsh

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.

Expertise: Legals

Chris Denruyter

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.

Expertise: Investment

Jude Ranasinghe

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.

Expertise: Investment

William McQuillan

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 Kokareva

Ksenia is Bridgepoint’s Senior Legal Counsel. She works on a diverse range of projects including strategic initiatives projects, fundraisings and regulatory matters.

Expertise: Investment

Gareth Hughes

Gareth led a growing company through four private equity investment cycles and 18 acquisitions, and from 150 to 6,000 people, for which he won an Entrepreneur of the Year: Transformational Leader award and a Decade of Pioneers award. Also a patron of BAFTA and the BFI.

Expertise: Investment

Meet our Ambassadors

Louise Boucon

Collector, wine expert & art lover. Alumni Pernod Ricard & Moët Hennesy (LVMH)
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Paris, France

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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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London, UK

Yalda Hakim

Australian broadcast journalist, news presenter, and documentary maker.
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London, UK

Céline Chung

Art collector, Founder & Creative Director at Bao Family (Petit Bao & Gros Bao restaurants, Bao Delivery & Bao Market brands)
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Paris, France

Camille Cohignac

Founder ipsoon & The Mindset Academy; Impact Investor, Pret à Pousser Via LITA; Lecturer, La Rochelle Université
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Paris, France

Paul Cauchin

Art collector & Lawyer at the Court, Bredin Prat
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Paris, France

Alexandra Steinacker Clark

Art Historian, Curator, Feminist, Collector; Arts & Cultural Policy, Goldsmiths University of London
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London, UK

Charlotte Fletcher

Art collector and co-founder of the Christie’s Young Collectors Club
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London, UK

Ilgin Surel

Art collector, lawyer and MA student in Art Business
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London, UK

Emmy Druesne

Art collector, Leadership Coach, passionate about empowering business leaders, Director & Founder at DE-SIZE
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Nantes, France

Fanny Dufresne

Art collector & category manager at Alfalfa
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Paris, France

James Bridgens

Art collector & lead account director at Oracle
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London, UK

Magdalena Wiśniewska

Art collector & Founder of jewellery brand (UN)POLISHED
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London, UK

Anne-Marie Imafidon

Art collector & CEO of Stemettes
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London, UK

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