Residency Unlimited

BOARD

Pamela Auchincloss (elected chair in 2019), President, has been a professional in the arts for over 30 years. Her career has included engagements in the commercial, institutional, not-for- profit, and corporate sectors alongside community services, education, and art-related board participation. Previous positions include Managing Director of Global Operations and CEO for the Artist Pension Trust (APT) (2004-2012). She is the founder of ELEVEN+, a curatorial organization that draws on the expertise, knowledge, and networks of eleven international contemporary women curators and arts administrators and is connected to more than 50 associate curators from around the world. In 2017 Auchincloss joined NOUSdigital, a digital solutions company that specializes in museum visitor apps and new engagement technologies. She currently serves on the Dedalus Foundation’s Board of Directors and has served on the boards of the University of California, Pratt Institute, Danspace Project, Housing Works, and Grow NYC, a mayoral appointment.

Nathalie Anglès (elected in 2018) is the Executive Director and co-founder of Residency Unlimited (RU). A history and political science undergraduate major, Nathalie is a graduate from École du MAGASIN, a tuition free curatorial independent studies program affiliated to Le MAGASIN, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble). Her first experience with artist residencies began at the Frank Gehry designed American Center in Paris where she managed residencies for US based artists. In 2000 she was hired by Location One in New York to set up its International Residency program where she spent 8 years. Nathalie has worked in a wide range of curatorial and administrative capacities in institutions such as École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (ENSBA), Union centrale des Arts décoratifs (UCAD), and Sotheby’s (London) in the Impressionist and Modern art department. In 2008, Nathalie was awarded the French government distinction Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Serge Marquie (elected in 2016), Treasurer, obtained his PhD from Harvard in Game Theory. Currently based on the West Coast, he has been in banking for 20 years in Europe, the US and Latin America.

Abhishek Basu (elected in 2020) is the Executive Trustee of the family foundation Basu Foundation for the Arts in Kolkota (India) that was created in 1911 to support local talent that he reinvigorated in 2014 through various international initiatives including residencies in Kolkota, Nou le Morne festival in Mauritius and international art prizes such as Arte Laguna in Venice. He is a patron of Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, Reína Sofia Museum, MAXXI Museum Rome, Foundation Berengo Venice among others.

Onyedika Chuke (elected in 2016) is an artist and archivist living and working in New York. His largest body of work titled The Forever Museum Archive (2011-present), is a disquieting collection of sculptures, text and images in which Chuke analyzes social, cultural and political structures. His practice has been supported by venues such as The Drawing Center, SCAD Museum, The Shed, Sculpture Center and The American Academy in Rome. In 2018-2019, Chuke served as New York City Public Artist in Residence (P.A.I.R). The position placed him in the offices of Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and Department of Corrections (DOC) Rikers Island. His work as a P.A.I.R artist entailed collaboration with individuals on Rikers Island facing extreme challenges, create access to art and open dialogue between New York City policymakers and those in their custody.

Sharon Phair Fortenbaugh (elected in 2017), Secretary, is an art industry professional with extensive experience in the non-profit sector and in media and the arts, including sales management and publishing positions at Andy Warhol’s Interview, Vanity Fair, Forbe’s EGG Magazine, PAPER Publishing, and France Press, LLC. She is currently the Director of Contessa Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida and serves on the Executive Board of the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra in New York City.

Caroline Lang (elected in 2010) is Chairman of Sotheby’s Switzerland, and internationally recognized for her in-depth knowledge of the art market and her longstanding expertise in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art. One of very few female auctioneers, Caroline Lang has conducted major marathon auctions in Switzerland, the UK and Germany. She is passionate about the non-profit promotion of art and new talent.

Dr. Larisa Leventon (elected in 2016) is an entrepreneur, investor, imaging technology innovator and Adjunct Professor, School of Engineering at Brown University. She has made scientific and technical contributions in the fields of medical visualization, diagnostic image analysis, and surgical navigation applications. Prior to her consulting and entrepreneurial ventures, Dr. Leventon managed equity investment portfolios for several NYC-based hedge funds. She holds an Sc.B. in Mathematics with Computer Science from MIT, an Sc.M. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is also involved with a number of non-profit arts and education organizations and is also a member of the President’s Council at New York Hall of Science.

Victoire Newman (elected in 2010), previously Head of Investments with Groupe Artemis, Francois Pinault’s Investment holding company; manages today a Multiple Family office with investments in Latin America, Israel and the US, and industrial participations in consumer goods in Asia and US, Real Estate and Financial Assets. Victoire is a board member of Artis, ArtAngel and The Club of three.

Thomas Rom (elected in 2017) manages private and corporate art collections worldwide. His art advisory has overseen artistic collaborations for brands and publications such as Armani, Dolce Gabbana, Zegna, Lanvin, Boucheron, Levi’s, Nike, Club Monaco, 20ltd, ABSOLUT, W Hotels, Ritz Carlton, Financial Times, BlackBook, Interview, OUT, Whitewall Magazine, and Document Journal. Rom has acted as a strategic advisor to art institutions and corporations, including Design Museum Holon, Centro Da Cultura Judaica, Sao Paulo, Halle am Wasser Art Campus, Berlin and Christie’s Americas. He serves as a trustee of the Katonah Museum of Art, NY, and Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, and is also a member of the Middle Eastern North African Acquisitions Committee of Tate Modern and The American Patrons of Tate.

TEAM

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 history and political science major, Nathalie is also a graduate from The École du MAGASIN curatorial studies program in Grenoble, (Le Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble France). Her extensive experience in the field of artist residencies in the US and Europe began managing the residency program for US based artists at the Frank Gehry designed American Center in Paris followed by the position of Director of Location One’s International Residency program in New York (2000-2008). Nathalie worked in a curatorial and administrative capacity in institutions such as École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (ENSBA) and Union centrale des Arts décoratifs (UCAD) in Paris as well as Sotheby’s London in the Impressionist and Modern art department. In 2008, Nathalie was awarded the French government distinction Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Pamela Auchincloss (elected chair in 2019), President, has been a professional in the arts for over 30 years. Her career has included engagements in the commercial, institutional, not-for- profit, and corporate sectors alongside community services, education, and art-related board participation. Previous positions include Managing Director of Global Operations and CEO for the Artist Pension Trust (APT) (2004-2012). She is the founder of ELEVEN+, a curatorial organization that draws on the expertise, knowledge, and networks of eleven international contemporary women curators and arts administrators and is connected to more than 50 associate curators from around the world. In 2017 Auchincloss joined NOUSdigital, a digital solutions company that specializes in museum visitor apps and new engagement technologies. She currently serves on the Dedalus Foundation’s Board of Directors and has served on the boards of the University of California, Pratt Institute, Danspace Project, Housing Works, and Grow NYC, a mayoral appointment.

Lulu Meng  is the Operations Director at RU and 2015 RU artist resident.

Lulu specializes  in costume design, stagecraft and event planning where she implements her diverse experience in woodworking, welding, set construction, CAD drawing, garment making and project management. As an artist, Lulu applies her skills to both her artwork, art handling and fabrication. As the project manager at RU, she communicates with the artists prior to and during their residency to provide material/studio/production research and support to plan and realize their proposed projects.

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Pamela Auchincloss (elected chair in 2019), President, has been a professional in the arts for over 30 years. Her career has included engagements in the commercial, institutional, not-for- profit, and corporate sectors alongside community services, education, and art-related board participation. Previous positions include Managing Director of Global Operations and CEO for the Artist Pension Trust (APT) (2004-2012). She is the founder of ELEVEN+, a curatorial organization that draws on the expertise, knowledge, and networks of eleven international contemporary women curators and arts administrators and is connected to more than 50 associate curators from around the world. In 2017 Auchincloss joined NOUSdigital, a digital solutions company that specializes in museum visitor apps and new engagement technologies. She currently serves on the Dedalus Foundation’s Board of Directors and has served on the boards of the University of California, Pratt Institute, Danspace Project, Housing Works, and Grow NYC, a mayoral appointment.

Luciana Solano is an independent curator and art consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. Her multidisciplinary projects focus on the intersection between art, science and language in contemporary environments. Solano is particularly interested in developing site-specific art exhibitions that reconfigure physical and spatial relationships with the viewer. She brings a unique perspective to her curatorial platform after working in the field of Computer and Biological Sciences, for which she holds undergraduate and graduate degrees. She has been serving on the naming committee of Brazilian Pipa Prize since 2019 and is a regular collaborator to the General consulate of Brazil in NY.

Luciana is the co-founder of Art in Brackets, an organization that culturally translates for artists, galleries and institutions throughout the US and abroad, fostering connections and collaborations with the vibrant creative community of NYC. A women-owned business, Art in Brackets advises collectors, architects, and interior designers, in defining an acquisition profile based on their interests, objectives, and budgets.

Mariko Takashima is an arts-administrator with a strong interest to effectively merge the arts and the public in meaningful ways through site specific works that inspire dialogue around environmental issues, sustainability and community revitalization. Mariko holds a Master’s degree in Visual Arts Administration from New York University, and has extensive experience working and interning at various arts organizations across the city. A former intern at Residency Unlimited working on Project H.E.A.L. with an Artist + Entrepreneur Co-Innovation Accelerator in Louisville, Kentucky (funded by an NEA Our Town grant), Mariko is excited to rejoin RU as Communications Manager.

Margaret “Marco” Michel is a multidisciplinary arts administrator with a passion for building sustainable communities through creative placemaking and accessible arts programming. With a BA in Arts Management from the College of Charleston and a background in community event organizing, she has extensive experience in the nonprofit arts sector, working as an independent consultant, marketing specialist, and gallery assistant at various arts organizations across NYC.

CONSULTANT

Bartek Remisko is an independent cultural worker whose interests lie in Visual Arts, Multiculturalism, Ecology & Sustainability and Polish-Jewish relations. He is Artistic Director of Kosciuszko Projects, a new initiative founded by The Kosciuszko Foundation, that presents prominent Polish artists to audiences in New York City. On October 11, Kosciuszko Projects opens its inaugural show The Many Faces of Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980), curated by RemiskoRemisko has served as grant reviewer and project evaluator for the Rubin Foundation in their Art and Social Justice grant program, and recently for the Queens Council on the Arts. He is part of Green Point Projects, an independent space presenting Polish modern and contemporary art in NYC and co-founder of  Beach64retreat in The Rockaway, Queens, NY, a grass-roots micro-initiative meant to support creative individuals in the times of the rising precarity in the arts and culture. As an RU consultant, Remisko offers strategic advice for developing new partnerships and also co-organizes public events within the framework of  Beach64 retreat.

INTERNS

Tom Lescure is an artist and art student based in France with an Art Diploma and an expected Masters Degree in Arts (graduating June 2025) from the Beaux-Arts of Caen. As an artist, he expresses his unique views of the world through painting and photography by bringing a generational dimension to it. As an intern at RU, Tom wants to continue his apprenticeship and training in the art world, and to better understand the operation of a non profit arts organization in New York. Through his experiences he aims to help artists develop and showcase their art and explore ways to make culture accessible to a wider audience.

Marie Escarguel is a French student currently pursuing her degree in Politics at Sciences Po University. She also recently completed an exchange program in Istanbul where she studied art and cultural management. She believes that culture should be accessible and inclusive, and actively contributes to organizations promoting urban arts and cultural initiatives. She aims to democratize culture, advocating for its accessibility to diverse audiences. Marie is excited to contribute to RU’s mission and to further explore her deep interests in intercultural and international artistic dynamics.

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