Team

 

In 2017, we decided to put our expertise at the service of social commitment. Thanks for Nothing is born out of our desire to link the world of contemporary art and that of engagement but also to take action and stop being only a spectator of the situation and the reality of social inequalities. We wanted to become actors of solidarity and change. With Thanks for Nothing, we want to demonstrate that we all have the means to act and that we can all contribute to the construction of a fairer society.

Management

Credits : Jean Picon/SayWho

Marine Van Schoonbeek

Co-Founder and President
marine@thanksfornothing.fr

 

From 2015 to 2018, Marine was Director of the Gallery Chantal Crousel, overseeing the strategic development of the gallery and managing the relationships and sales to institutions and collectors. From 2012 to 2015, Marine was Director of the VIP and Institutional Relations at FIAC. Over 3 years, she developed the entire program for VIPs, in partnership with 200 institutions, foundations and international private collections. From 2009 to 2012, she was Responsible for Public Relations and Sponsorship at the Centre Pompidou-Metz. She notably put in place the fundraising activities and coordinated the official inauguration of the site, the first major cultural institution to be delocalised in France. In 2008, she was appointed Assistant Curator by Robert Fitzpatrick, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and analysed the structures of American cultural institutions.
Marine lives and works in Paris, France.

Blanche de Lestrange

Co-Founder
Deputy Director at FIAC

 

Since 2010, Blanche has developed and managed the “Hors les Murs” program, including exhibitions of works in the Tuileries Garden, the National Museum of Natural History, the Berges de Seine, the Place Vendôme and, more recently, the Petit Palais or the Maison de la Radio. Nearly sixty artworks are installed in the public space every year, open and free of access to all. As part of the artistic programs of FIAC, she also runs a program of performances, dance, artists’ films and conferences in collaboration with major Parisian institutions such as the Musée du Louvre, the Palais de la Découverte, or the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She also curated the performance programme “À Rebours” at the Silencio and “L’Eveil du Printemps” for the Toulouse International Festival, le Printemps de Septembre.
Blanche lives and works in Paris, France.

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Anaïs de Senneville

Development Director
Patrons’ Program Manager at Museum of Modern Art of Paris

 

Since 2015, Anaïs manages the patrons’ program of the Museum of Modern Art of Paris. She is in charge of the development of individual sponsorships of the museum and partnerships of the Friends Society with institutions and collectors, both nationally and internationally. In 2014, she joined the Galerie Max Hetzler and coordinated their launch in France, from the opening of the gallery to the production of exhibitions and sales. In 2012, she assisted Marie-Laure Bernadac and Pauline Guelaud in the contemporary art department of the Musée du Louvre and worked on exhibitions’ production from 2012 to 2015, most particularly on Michelangelo Pistoletto’s exhibition in 2013. In parallel, Anaïs was involved in different nonprofit cultural organisations as L’Envolée Bleue and OArt, supporting students in building artistic events in Paris. She has developed strong relationships within the cityhall of Paris and founded a public art gallery where she exhibited works of very young artists, such as the students of L’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris (Atelier Tayou).
Anaïs lives and works in Paris, France.

Anne-Sarah Bénichou

Projects director
Founder of Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou

 

Anne-Sarah Bénichou is the director of the eponymous gallery she founded in the Marais in Paris, after a double training in Art History and Literature as well as several experiences in the art market, in auction houses as well as galleries. She represents French and international contemporary artists, both emerging and established. She organizes solo or group exhibitions in partnership with curators, philosophers and writers, which often come with catalogues. She is also a member of the board of the Paris Gallery Week-end and the board of directors of the CPGA.

Bethsabée Attali

Projects director until 2019
 

In 2016, Bethsabée was appointed by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation as associate curator of Jean de Loisy for the exhibition Double JE, handcraft masters and artists at Palais de Tokyo. From 2015 to 2016 she worked at Palais de Tokyo as production manager for more than six exhibitions and artistic projects (Korakrit Arunanondchai, Patrick Neu, Lasco project….). In parallel, she curated a series exhibitions including Beyond 1.1 at Tanja Grunert Gallery in New York. In 2014, Bethsabée joined FIAC and worked in the department of the exhibitor’s relations for the 2014 edition. During her studies, she worked with different nonprofit organizations such as Fondation d’entreprise Ricard and Watermill Foundation (New York). From 2010 to 2011, Betshabée worked for Georges-Philippe et Nathalie Vallois gallery where she organized fairs and outdoor exhibitions.
Bethsabée lives and works in Paris, France.

Charlotte von Stotzingen

Co-founder
Director of the Zurich Art Weekend
Co-founder of Startup Lions

 

Charlotte is currently leading the development and launch of the Zurich Art Weekend. This major cultural event, initiated and organised in collaboration with the most important museums, art centres, and galleries of Zurich, will take place from June 8th until June 10th 2018, the weekend preceding the opening of Art Basel. In 2015, Charlotte co-founded a social impact-focused venture in Turkana (Kenya), one of the poorest and most remote regions of East Africa. It encompasses Learning Lions, a nonprofit coding school, Digital Lions, a fairtrade IT-outsourcing agency and Startups Lions, a social incubator for digital startups. Thanks to her engagement on the field, she developed a first-hand knowledge of sustainable development challenges. She previously worked for 5 years as director of research and exhibitions & external relations manager at Blondeau & Cie, Geneva. This advisory office in impressionist, modern and contemporary art sources historical masterpieces for museums and major collections.
Charlotte lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.

Gaëlle Grivois Porte

Project Manager
 

Gaëlle has been curating and coordinating a research residency at Council since 2019. Prior to that, she was an independent curator with six exhibitions between Paris and New York. From 2011 to 2014, she was the director of the artist Prune Nourry’s studio. With experience at Sotheby’s NY in the Contemporary Art Department from 2005 to 2009, Gaëlle then managed the international exhibition Masterpiece Tour at the Clark Institute in partnership with the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Royal Academy in London and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, among others. She then joined the team of the Korean gallery Kukje in New York as an artist liaison. Gaëlle holds a Master’s degree in Experimental Political Arts SPEAP from the School of Public Affairs of Sciences Po Paris founded by Bruno Latour, and a B.A. in Art History and International Relations from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Jeanne Holsteyn

Project Manager
 

Founder of the art project management agency LUCID. Jeanne supports and accompanies projects with the intention of making others feel and question the world. Until 2017, she materialized her fascination for visual arts, intercultural dialogue, and books in the Parisian bookshop and gallery Library of Arts, co-founded with Maxim Monti. Her sharpened eye is focused on discovering contemporary artists, highlighting current trends and creating social interaction. A committed woman, her projects engage in dialogue with the world to bring out a collective and contemporary lucidity. She currently collaborates with Thanks for Nothing, La Bourse Révélations Emerige and the curator Gaël Charbau.

Aleksis García Fernández

Junior Project Manager
 

Aleksis holds a B.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and an M.A. in Public Affairs from Sciences Po Paris. Aleksis has been interested in the art market since working at the Marian Goodman Gallery and at Heffels Spiegeler, a firm specializing in art management and intellectual property in The Hague. Aleksis has been a project manager at Thanks for Nothing since January 2020.

Aline Knell

Junior Project Manager
 

From Mauritius, Aline is currently completing a Master’s degree with majors in international negotiation and project management at Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. During her Bachelor’s degree she studied and lived in both Germany and the United States, where she completed an internship at the Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence in Miami, Florida. Aline is interested in projects promoting social change through culture and the arts. Aline is a junior project manager at Thanks for Nothing since February 2020.

Agathe Pinet

Junior Project Manager
 

After being top of her class of the Bachelor’s in management at the University of La Rochelle, she integrated the Master’s in art Market Management at ICART (Paris). During this program, she spent 6 months at Christie’s alongside the Director of the Press Department. She also worked for the Nahmad Contemporary gallery during FIAC 2019. She also spent a year in Denmark as an Erasmus student at VIA University College in a class of internationals. Since September 2019, she has been a junior project manager at Thanks for Nothing.

They participated in our projects and we’d like to thank them

Violette Bérard, Louise Conesa, Paula Delaplace, Aurore Garçia, Claire Gonnard, Katarina Jansdottir, Marion José, Clémence Prud’hommes, Lucia Nakamoto and Raphaëlle Sassi.