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.
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.
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.
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.