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), Secretary, 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.
Richard Taittinger (elected in 2016) founded the art consulting company Taittinger Fine Art in 2010 to advise art institutions and private collections on acquisitions. In 2015, he opened a 5,000 square foot gallery space at 154 Ludlow street in the Lower East Side, New York. The Gallery represents a diverse roster of diverse mid career and emerging international artists from Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia.
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 (https://www.artelagunaprize.com/art-residencies/basu- foundation). 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) 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.
Jérôme Sans (elected in 2018) is internationally renown as a curator for his pioneering and cross-disciplinary approach to cultural institutions and exhibitions, continually challenging established norms to further connect life to creation. He is the co-founder with Nicolas Bourriaud of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and from 2008 to 2012 he was director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing. In 2022, Sans was nominated to serve as the inaugural creative director of the cultural center Lago/Algo, which opened in February 2022 in Mexico City, which occupies a restored 1964 lakefront pavilion in Chapultepec Park. Algo will serve as a “vibrant laboratory for new social and cultural models enlightened by the most radical contemporary practices.”