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.
For three years Gabriel studied Literature in both French and English, and History, in Avignon where he discovered a great interest in theatrical art performance. He is now studying political science in the IEP of Aix-en-Provence. In this school, he wants to pursue his studies with a Master’s degree in Cultural Politics and Patronage in order to work in the cultural area in France, specifically in a museum or an art gallery.
Maryam Ghoreishi is an independent artist, curator, and arts administrator based in Brooklyn. She received her B.F.A and M.F.A in Iran and her M.A in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. As an artist, she participated in various solo and group exhibitions in Iran, Lebanon, Italy, England, Canada, and the U.S. She worked as a Project Manager for Asia Contemporary Art Week and organized Open Studios, in New York and FIELD MEETING Take 6: Thinking Collections, in Dubai. Most recently Ghoreishi curated Out of Sight, Beyond Touch, at the Center for Book Arts, New York, 2021. Other curated shows include Who Really Cares, Cathouse Proper, Brooklyn, 2019. She also co-curated Pop-up Exhibitions, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, 2019 and MAPPING OUT A FIELD, Zanbeel Art, Los Angeles, 2020. She was featured in Special Week of Shows-within-a-Show on Art at a Time Like This online platform in 2020.
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.
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.