Who we are

When MTArt Agency was founded in 2015, we wanted to build the reputations of the most inspiring artists and to inspire everyone in every setting with their art. Fast forward to today, and we still live by this same vision, representing some of the most talented, forward-thinking artists in the world, working with global organisations and cities, and nurturing our very special community of art-lovers and collectors.

We want to live in a world where art is accessible to everyone, everywhere. For us, art is not a luxury but an essential and that is why public art is a core part of our strategy. We want to live in a world that is inclusive, diverse and fair, which is why we act accordingly in all that we do – we pay our interns, we support our artists both financially and with their wellbeing, and we dedicate ourselves to promoting and supporting meaningful art. We are beyond proud to be the first UK company in the art sector to have B Corp status.

This vision and values are what attracts the most brilliant people who are just as committed to change as we are. Behind the scenes of MTArt Agency, there is a team of smart, dedicated people who work to deliver the most inspiring public art installations, supporting the most talented and impactful artists in the world, forging meaningful relationships between brands and artists, and providing a nurturing and caring community for everyone who cares about art and the impact it has. Our team brings together a group of minds that each offer certain skills, knowledge and experience that we value from our Founder Marine Tanguy, and Head of Strategy Lise Arlot, the ex-art director and cofounder of Feral Horses to Blue Gaydon, our new Executive Director of Brand Partnerships, who was previously Creative Partnerships Director at British Vogue and Bespoke Director at Wallpaper* and Yann Mathias our Head of Innovation and Impact who successfully founded Design Lab, a creative agency and design studio that advised top brands in the world. We are so lucky to be backed by the most amazing business people. Frédéric Jousset wants everyone to have access to art and has built a fund of $119m to support upstart arts and culture projects, Saul Klein is redefining the future of the entertainment world and has sold companies to both Apple and Amazon, Tracey Brown empowers people in the art sector and is known as the first female CEO to do this, David Amsellem is renowned for selling his multi-million dollar company, which was similar to MTArt Agency, Helen Sunderland-Cohen provides access to the Asian market, Robert Falzon offers financial expertise, Nicolas Barnabé brings a wealth of digital marketing expertise, and Nicolas Laurent offers his investment expertise amongst many others.

We have a dedicated selection committee, which is formed of some of the most influential art collectors in the world who handpick the talents that we will represent, looking for innovation, vision and impact. Hailing from all over the globe our committee consists of Sveva D’Antonio Taurisano and Edoardo Monti from Italy, David Leppan from South Africa, Alejandra Castro Rioseco from Spain and Ari and Ann Rosenblatt from the USA.

Whilst only 15% of art buyers are women, our ambassadors mainly consist of self-made women, and they demonstrate a new wave of women art collectors that we love to nurture. Our ambassadors are headed by our wonderful Patron of the Year, Inès Leonarduzzi, who is an entrepreneur, an author, a lecturer, and the CEO and Founder of the Earth project, Digital for the Planet, which aims to develop digital sustainability through durable and low carbon technology.

With an array of minds this powerful, inspirational and forward thinking, we cannot wait to make wonderful things happen this year.

Thank you so much for your trust in us. Onwards

 

Meet the founder:
Marine Tanguy

An advocate for artists since a young age, Marine Tanguy managed her first gallery at age 21 and opened her first art gallery in Los Angeles at age 23. After seeing the restrictiveness of the traditional gallery model, Marine launched MTArt Agency in 2015. MTArt is the first talent agency for visual artists worldwide. Clients love to work with the agency to identify the next rising star in the art world. They trust its rigorous selection and the expertise of the team to integrate their art in the most extraordinary contexts. MTArt Agency was behind the largest public art painting in the world: the project of Saype in Paris supported by 30 companies including the Eiffel Tower and the Guardian Media Group. Its artists enhance your homes, cities, screens, and advertising spaces with their art. They broadcast their inspiring messages and visuals for you to lead a more visually inspiring life. Marine was awarded Forbes 2018 30 under 30 Europe: Art & Culture and UK entrepreneur of the year for the 2019 NatWest Everywoman Awards. She is a writer and keynote speaker on contemporary art and art investment. Her talks include two TEDx Talks on how to transform cities with art and how social media visuals affect our minds.

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How social media visuals affect our mind

TEDx LAUSANNE

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How Artists Can Transform Cities

TEDx KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

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

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

Meet our Team 

 

Lise Arlot

Head of Strategy
Ex-art director & cofounder of Feral Horses, a global crowdfunding platform to co-own art
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Yann Mathias

Director of Innovation & Impact
Founder of Design Lab, a creative agency & design studio that advised top brands in the world
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Blue Gaydon

Executive of Director of Brand Partnerships
Ex Creative Partnerships Director at British Vogue & Bespoke Director at Wallpaper*
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Perrine Renard

Head of Content
University College of London (UCL) graduate & previous placement at the Centre Pompidou
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Beatriz Rodrigues

Junior Art Researcher
University of Leeds graduate
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Meet our Art Selection Committee members

 

Sveva D’Antonio Taurisano

Art collector. Her family owns and manages Collezione Taurisano, a private collection of contemporary art based in Naples, focused on living artists exploring the most pressing issues of our time.

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David Leppan

Collector, entrepreneur & philanthropist. Founder and CEO of World-Check in late 2000, the leading global provider of highly structured risk intelligence. 

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Alejandra Castro Rioseco

Philanthropist & collector. Founder of MIA Art Collection, a private art collection with a global footprint aimed at promoting women artists and their work.

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Edoardo Monti

Art collector & curator. Founder of Italian artist residency-retreat Palazzo Monti. Launched in 2017, it welcomed over 100 artists from 45 countries. 

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Ari & Ann Rosenblatt

Art collectors & founders of Ann and Ari Rosenblatt Prize for Art Visual in Israel. Their collection is one of the largest Israeli selection of contemporary art on the west coast of the United States. 

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Meet our Patron

 

Inès Leonarduzzi

Founder and president of Digital For The Planet, Inès Leonarduzzi is a philanthropic woman, a sustainable entrepreneur and a writer. She was recognized as one of the most important personalities in ecology in France by Vanity Fair and as one of the 90 women who counts in tech by the Forbes US magazine.

“Art is a world that translates how we feel. A special place where I have always felt safe, and yet, I wasn’t destined to like art. That’s what is most meaningful, that a world that was once exclusive, is now opening for us all.”

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Paris

Meet our Ambassadors

 

Louise Boucon

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

Paul Cauchin

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

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

James Bridgens

Art collector & lead account director at Oracle
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London, UK

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

Iso Neville

Art collector & social media officer at the Church of England
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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

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