We curate thematic exhibitions, public art events, site-specific installations, performances, and video projects. We also organize panels, talks, and conferences for museums, universities, corporations, institutions, and art fairs worldwide.
We offer taylor-made consulting for corporations, institutions, collections, and art fairs worldwide to build a sustainable and future oriented identity.
Through thematic workshops we aim at giving the participants an insight into environmental issues and possible solutions which include their sense of responsibility, creativity and participation.
Anne-Marie Melster (CoFounder and Director Spain) is a curator & art writer, academic and consultant for art/environment/education. She is a guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts (Polytechnic University of Valencia), the University of Hamburg and the Universidad Veritas in San José, Costa Rica and is collaborating with the Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota (Florida). She consults for international galleries and artists. She contributes to the art magazines exibart (Italy), Miami Art Guide, Weltkunst (Germany), artspace.com (New York City) among others. With her former company, Art & Culture Projects, she has managed contemporary art galleries, developed artist residencies in Hamburg and Düsseldorf (Germany), organized the cultural program of the renowned Collection Falckenberg in Hamburg, and published catalogues and artist books. She consulted for young collectors of contemporary art, establishing their collections and developing communication strategies. Anne-Marie Melster was the personal and artistic assistant of Reinhold Würth, one of Europe’s most important collectors and art patrons. She also consulted for the Carbon Challenge Foundation who focused on sustainable management. She curates and organizes exhibitions, video projects, performances, workshops, panels and educational collaborations in various countries worldwide. She holds an MA in Art History, Spanish Philology and Political Sciences from the University of Hamburg. She is fluent in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Catalan.
Corinne Erni (CoFounder and Director New York) is a curator and cultural manager. She heads up the biennial IDEAS CITY Festival at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, a collaborative initiative with dozens of cultural, educational, and civic organizations that explores the urban future with the belief that the arts are essential to the vitality of cities. She also produces the international IDEAS CITY Conferences (Istanbul 2012, Sao Paulo 2013). Previously, she has successfully managed and curated major arts events at prime New York venues, including the Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and others. She has managed several largescale arts festivals, including Extremely Hungary (200910), European Dream (2006) which was commended best arts event of the year by Newsday, and the Swiss Peaks Festival (2003). She is fluent in German, French, Italian, English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Dorothee Fischer is an international communications expert. She studied English Literature and Linguistics, Communications and Political Sciences at the Universities of Berlin (DE), Salamanca (ES), Bamberg (DE) and Cork (IE). Before moving to Valencia (ES) in April 2008, she was leading the Strasbourg office of the international NGO “Association of the Local Democracy Agencies” for five years, in charge of press relations and managing a variety of international projects on human rights, culture, democracy and sustainable development. She also gained extensive experience as a freelance audiovisual journalist among others for ARTE (FR/DE), Ethnographic Media (US), Cámara Boreal (ES), and Herr Willie Productions (DE). In addition, she was involved as Communication and Project Development Officer in the European Programmes INTERREG and INTERACT based in Valencia. Being fluent in German, English, French and Spanish, she is specialized in communications, project development and management, international networking as well as fundraising.
Violeta Garín has worked in communication and cultural management for international cultural events. She studied Art History at the universities od Valencia (Spain) and Heidelberg (Germany) and is currently preparing her Final Project about service and cultural marketing in order to complete a Master´s degree in Cultural Management (UV-UPV, Valencia). In 2010 she co-coordinated KUNST+KRISE / ARTE + CRISIS, an Intercultural Art Conference produced by the Instituto Cervantes Berlin involving Spanisch and German high profile art professionals and cultural managers. The conference´s purpose was to discuss the effects of the economic recession on Western Contemporary Art. Apart from acting as content adviser and link between the participants and the German counterpart organization Goethe Institut, she also assisted the awarded artist Santiago Sierra to carry out his installation commissioned by the organizers. Between 2009 and 2010 she worked as a press assistant in the 27th edition of Valnecia International Film Festival Cinema Jove and has also organized cultural and llanguage programs for Spanish students in Dublin, Ireland. She is fluent in Spanish, English, German and Catalan.
Eleonora Isunza de Pech is Co-director of Cinema Planeta, the International Environmental Film Festival Mexico and recipient of the 2010 National Award for the Protection of the Environment. Since 1988, she has worked as a writer, producer, and presenter of radio and television programs, including “Space 102.9′′ and “Space Children.” She organized the Flower Mexico Expo 2004 and 2007, and received the 2007 Award for Excellence in Tourism by the Governor of the State of Morelos. Since 1999 she has participated in regional programs such as The Heart of Mexico, in fairs and Expos such as Tourism Tianguis in Acapulco, FITUR in Madrid, Incentive Works in Toronto and IT & ME in Chicago. She studied Administration, Social Recreation, and Tourism, in Mexico City, and French History and Civilization in Lyon, France.
Veeranganakumari Solanki is an independent curator and art-writer; based in Mumbai, India. She studied English Literature and holds post-graduate diplomas in Indian Aesthetics, Art Criticism and Theory as well as a Masters in History. Her curatorial experience has involved research, curating and writing for several art publications and journals on emerging Indian, Asian and international artists and art practices; in India as well as internationally. Solanki was a participant of the first Gwangju Biennale International Curators’ course, and has curated and co-curated exhibitions in India as well as internationally. She has been appointed as a jury member of the 8th edition of the Arte Laguna Prize and is the recipient of the first illySustainArt Curator’s prize (2011) and the 1st Annual ALICE (Artistic Landmark in Contemporary Experience) Public’s Voice Award 2012 for best Emerging Curator. She has contributed papers and articles to several international art journals and publications.
Alexandrina Pereira is an art advisor with focus on international contemporary and Latin American Art based in London and Paris. Before establishing her own art consultancy company APART CONSULTANTS, she worked for commercial art galleries, an auction house in London, as a Corporate Art Collection Manager and Advisor as well as for a private collector in Paris. She was also employed in several institutions – Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Louise T Blouin Art Info London – and she has coordinated a number of art projects as well as a publication for the Saatchi Gallery. She focused during the last seven years on analyzing, sourcing, and sales of contemporary and Latin American art for a diverse group of international collectors and corporations, extending her expertise in the art market. She also raises funds and sponsorship for visual arts, curates and organizes independent projects both in the UK and abroad. She completed a Masters Degree at the University Paris IV Sorbonne with a research on an avant-garde group of abstract artists working in the Sixties and a Bachelor’s Degree of the University Paris IV Sorbonne in Art History from Antiquity to Modern Art. Further to her Postgraduate Diploma she has given lectures and written articles for museum catalogues and art galleries. Alexandrina is a specialist in researching, procuring and commissioning artwork from emerging and established artists for her clients.
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