Pamela Auchincloss, Chair
Pamela Auchincloss has been a professional in the visual arts field for over 30 years, starting with the Pamela Auchincloss Gallery in Santa Barbara, California, at the age of 23. 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 that is connected to more than 50 associate curators from around the world. 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. Pamela joined the RU board in 2019.
Nathalie Anglès, Secretary
Nathalie Anglès is a founder and Executive Director of Residency Unlimited.
Serge Marquie, Treasurer
Serge Marquie 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. Serge Marquie is a CFO and Co-Founder at SumUp Analytics which helps organizations denoise and understand their text data.
Abhishek Basu is the Executive Trustee of Basu for the Arts Foundation, a family foundation in Kolkota (India) that was created in 1911 to support local talent and which Basu has expanded since 2014 through various international initiatives including residencies in Kolkota and Nou le Morne festival in Mauritius. Basu is an Advisory Board member of Arte Laguna Prize, Berengo Foundation (Venice), Berlin Art Prize, ArtCare Prize (Vienna), Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome and Fondation Fiminco (Romainville, France) among others. A primary aim for Basu is to promote the works of talented Indian artists whose works deserve recognition and introduce them abroad. Abhishek joined the RU board in 2021.
In 2010, Richard Taittinger founded the art consulting company Taittinger Fine Art, to advise art institutions and private collections on their acquisitions. In 2015, Richard opened a 5,000 square foot gallery space at 154 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side (New York). Richard Taittinger Gallery presents work by international mid-career and upcoming artists including Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia.
Onyedika Chuke 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 2021 he exhibited a large installation at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center (LMCC) Art Center on Governors Island as a collaboration with Pioneer Works. From January 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. With a focus on social theory, drawing, painting, and photography as well as sculptural mold-making, Chuke is equally invested in the processes of production and research. He is a graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (2011).
Sharon Phair Fortenbaugh
A seasoned art industry professional, Sharon Phair Fortenbaugh has extensive experience in the media and the arts, including sales management and publisher positions at Andy Warhol’s Interview, Vanity Fair, Forbe’s EGG Magazine, PAPER Publishing, and France Press, LLC. She is currently serving as Sales Director at Richard Taittinger Gallery. She also has diverse experience in the non-profit sector, and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra in New York City.
Chairman of Sotheby’s Switzerland, Caroline Lang is 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 also conducted major marathon auctions in Switzerland, the UK and Germany. Ms Lang is passionate about the non-profit promotion of art and new talent.
Larisa Leventon is an entrepreneur, investor, and imaging technology innovator. 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. She is a Professor in the PRIME STEM-master’s program in the School of Engineering, Brown University.
Previously Head of Investments with Groupe Artemis, Francois Pinault’s Investment holding company, Victoire Newman 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 manages dozens of private and corporate art collections worldwide, collaborating with high profile collectors in helping shape and grow the landscape of contemporary art today. Thomas’ 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. Thomas has also acted as a strategic advisor to numerous art institutions and corporations, including Design Museum Holon, Centro Da Cultura Judaica, Sao Paulo, Halle am Wasser Art Campus, Berlin and Christie’s Americas. Past public speaking engagements include the School of Visual Arts, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Affirmation Arts, Artis, and Artport. As an active patron of the arts, serves as a trustee of the Katonah Museum of Art, NY, and Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. Thomas is also a member of the Middle Eastern North African Acquisitions Committee of Tate Modern and The American Patrons of Tate.
Jérôme Sans has curated over 300 solo and group shows worldwide, in art institutions and outside; He is the former director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing and co-founder of the acclaimed Palais de Tokyo in Paris. In 2012, he created the French cultural magazine L’Officiel Art. Amongst his achievements, he was adjunct curator of the Institute of Visual Arts in Milwaukee from 1996 to 2003, where he presented a series of solo exhibitions of artist shown for the first time in an institution in the US including Maurizio Cattelan, Pierre Huyghe, Erwin Wurm, Kendell Geers, Philippe Parreno, Steve McQueen, Kimsooja, among others.
He is currently Artistic director of a major urban development projects in Europe, the Lyon « Rives de Saône-River Movie », and co-artistic director to the Grand Paris Express project – France’s largest urban redefinition through culture initiative since Haussmann.