THE DIRECTOR

Press release

Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin

Art historian, Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin graduated from the School of the Louvre with the Superior Studies Degree and a specialty in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. She has a Master and a Master 2 from the Sorbonne University with a specialty in Contemporary Art and prepared a PhD in Art History on a French-American sculptor.

From 2003 to 2010, she was the Director of important modern and contemporary art galleries in New York (Spike Gallery, Peter Freeman, Inc. and Parker’s Box), contributed regularly to an art and fashion magazine, Whitewall Magazine and also was a independant curator. Her exhibitions have been discussed as much by the New York Times, Art in America, Le Monde or New York Magazine. She represented varied artists such as Joyce Pensato, Edith Dekyndt, Bruno Peinado, Virginie Barré, Simon Faithfull, Mel Bochner, Alex Hay or Helen Mirra.

From 2011 to 2016, she was the Exhibitions Coordinator of the Pinacothèque de Paris both in Paris and in Singapore. She organized major exhibitions as much about ancient art: The Romanovs and the Esterhazy, Van Gogh, Hiroshige, Leonardo da Vinci; about archeology: The Jade Masks of the Mayas, the Kamasutra ; or about modern and contemporary art: Expressionnismus: Brücke vs. der Blaue Reiter, Giacometti and the Etruscans, Graffiti Art (Pressionnism).

Since 2001, she has curated, organized or participated in over 80 exhibitions, advised institutions and collectors whether private or public, worked with over 400 living artists, musicians, dancers and international curators and has worked with hundreds of museums and private collectors in the United States, Canada, Europe, India and Africa.

Photo credits: Théodore Berg Boy