Bien Vu brings together the complementary experience of its principals: Anaïs Lellouche, former Curator at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, the Centre Pompidou-Metz (Metz, France) and Sotheby’s (New York), who brings international expertise and networks; Eunsun Nightingale, former General Manager at Art Partners (New York, London, Paris), who offers outstanding business acumen and artists management; and Kathryn Kiely, former Registrar and Project Manager of major exhibitions for leading galleries in Australia, such as the State Library of Victoria and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Our founding partners, Mireille Bourgeois, Marion Ritter and Anaïs Lellouche are graduates from the program of excellence for curators, Bard College’s Centre for Curatorial Studies (NY, USA). Our network is enriched by Emily Bates, art historian and formally at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
Anaïs Lellouche’s experience spans across institutional and commercial art contexts. She led the esteemed Anna Schwartz Gallery in Melbourne where she oversaw the gallery’s operations and managed 30 artists. She also curated a major exhibition on Victor Hugo at the State Library of Victoria.
As a member of the founding team of the Centre Pompidou in Metz, France she organized exhibitions of pioneering artists Daniel Buren and Sol LeWitt. She also oversaw large-scale public art events for Nuit Blanche, Paris, White Night Melbourne and Creative Time, New York.
She is dedicated to developing international cultural ties by connecting art scenes.
Eunsun Nightingale brings over 15 years of creative and business experience, working directly with artists and clients in the arts, fashion and beauty space. She has worked on the development of major international campaigns and launches for clients such as Calvin Klein, Estee Lauder and Gucci as well as art-world clients including Artnet and Phillips.
Eunsun’s global work experience and network spans across Los Angeles, New York, Paris, S. Korea and is now based in the UK.
Her work now focuses on bridging the creative arts and commercial worlds fostering the works of emerging artists to help reach international scale.
Kathryn Kiely has spent 20 years facilitating fine art exhibitions gaining curatorial, registration and project management experience. She provides logistical, shipping and handling expertise, together with extensive collection management experience.
Since 2012 she has expanded her expertise contracting for various cultural institutions in Melbourne including the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and Arts Centre Melbourne.
Previously she held registration posts at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and was Assistant Curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. Kathryn has a BA in art history and a Post Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies from the University of Melbourne.
Emily Bates is a New York-based art historian and curator. Recently, she co-curated Open Experience, a selection of early performance work by David Lamelas and Carlos D'Alessio in New York, as well as Los Impolíticos, a survey of contemporary Latin American art at the Palazzo delle Arti in Naples, Italy.
In 2013, she joined the pioneer New York gallery, Gavin Brown's enterprise, where she works with a roster of over 30 internationally renowned visual artists, as well as advising major private and public collections worldwide.
Previously, she held posts with the Brooklyn Museum, Bitforms Gallery, and the Department of Media and Performance Art at New York's MoMA, Museum of Modern Art.
Mireille Bourgeois is an expert in media art. She has published widely for Visual Arts News, Creative Times Press, C-Magazine, Border Crossings, the Canadian Film Institute, and Incite Journal of Experimental Media. She has independently curated throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Bourgeois’ career includes, Director of the Centre for Art Tapes, a media art production and exhibition space; National President of the Independent Media Arts Alliance, and is currently Curator at Nova Scotia Provincial Art Bank. Mireille Bourgeois has an MA from the Centre for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
Marion Ritter is a Cologne-based critic, curator and editor. She is founder and editor of Artblog Cologne (artblogcologne.com), a website on art for the wider Cologne region (Bonn, Düsseldorf, Essen, the BeNeLux). The site brings together the region’s most important art critics, authors as well as curated artist projects. Artblog Cologne also collaborates with institutions such as museums and archives.
As a freelance curator, Ritter has been realising various exhibitions with the artspace OG2 (such as at Kölnischer Kunstverein), Columns at Galerie Desaga, and projects in the framework of ‘Die beste aller Welten’. She has been editor of a series of magazines for Skulptur Projekte Münster 07 and worked as a publishing assistant at Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.
She holds a Master degree in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, New York.