About

Marcelle Joseph is a London-based independent curator. In 2011, Joseph founded Marcelle Joseph Projects, a nomadic curatorial platform that has produced 38 exhibitions in the UK and the rest of Europe, featuring the work of over 200 international artists. Joseph's expertise is in early career artists based in the UK, in particular, female-identifying and non-binary artists, and has an academic specialization in feminist art practice after completing an MA in Art History with Distinction from Birkbeck, University of London. In 2013, she executive edited Korean Art: The Power of Now (Thames & Hudson), a survey of the contemporary art scene in South Korea. Additionally, Joseph is a trustee of Matt’s Gallery, London and served on the jury of the 2017-2019 Max Mara Art Prize for Women, in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti, and the Mother Art Prize 2018. She also collects artworks by female-identifying artists under the collecting partnership, GIRLPOWER Collection, as well as more generally as part of the Marcelle Joseph Collection. Throughout 2020, Joseph acted as Curatorial Consultant for Lychee One, a commercial gallery located in East London. The group exhibition 'Dancing at the Edge of the World' that she curated at the Sara Zanin Gallery in Rome in 2020 was reviewed by ArtForum in their July/August 2020 ediiton.

 

Marcelle Joseph, an American who has lived in the United Kingdom for over 26 years, has been a student  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. During this period, she also deepened further her arts education by completing additional study programmes in contemporary art, including a certificate course in art business at Christie’s Education in London in 2010 and a master's degree in art history at Birkbeck, University of London in 2017-18. She currently supports as patron the Royal Academy Schools, Matt's Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery and the UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.