Marcelle Joseph is an independent curator and author based in London. She founded Marcelle Joseph Projects, a roving contemporary art projects company in early 2011. The company stages four to five significant exhibitions each year, highlighting a range of important emerging to established artists working across a variety of media. The company presents works of art in an array of unique spaces and pop-up galleries across the United Kingdom and seeks to tailor the exhibition venue to the specific works on display. In 2014, Marcelle will take her company international, staging exhibitions in Istanbul and Athens.
As the founder and director of this nomadic curatorial platform, Marcelle has produced and curated an impressive oeuvre of exhibitions since 2011 at a variety of locations from the Gallery Café at the Royal Academy of Arts, London to pop-up galleries in the East End of London. For the last four years, Marcelle has been the in-house curator at Great Fosters Hotel, the former royal hunting lodge of King Henry VIII in Egham, Surrey. Since 2011, she has curated six shows in the house and grounds of this magnificent, historic Grade I-listed property that dates back to 1550. Marcelle is also the executive editor of Korean Art: The Power of Now(Thames & Hudson, 2013), a survey of Korean contemporary art showcasing 120 artists, museum and gallery directors, curators and collectors from Korea.
Ms. Joseph, an American who has lived in the United Kingdom for over 20 years, has been a student and collector of art since her university studies in the US, which included a substantial concentration in art history. After completing degrees at Cornell University, NYU Law School and Brasenose College at Oxford University, Ms. Joseph practiced corporate law for over ten years at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and London, while also becoming actively involved in a number of charitable and arts-related organizations, including the Royal Academy of Art, Tate, Contemporary Art Society and Serpentine Gallery. During this period, she also deepened further her arts education by completing additional study programmes in contemporary art and art business, including a certificate course in art business at Christie’s Education in London in 2010.