Marcelle Joseph is a London-based independent curator, writer and the director of Marcelle Joseph Projects, a nomadic curatorial platform she founded in 2011. Over the last seven years, Marcelle Joseph Projects has produced and curated 35 exhibitions in the UK and the rest of Europe, featuring the work of over 175 international artists, ranging from the emerging to the super established. In 2014, Marcelle took her company international, staging exhibitions in Istanbul and Athens. In 2017, another international exhibition followed, taking place in Rome. Marcelle's expertise is in early career artists based in the UK but she has also executive edited Korean Art: The Power of Now (Thames & Hudson, 2013), a lusciously-illustrated book surveying the contemporary art scene in South Korea. In 2020, Marcelle will co-curate her first museum exhibition in Los Angeles at the ICA LA. She also collects artworks by female artists under the collecting partnership, GIRLPOWER Collection and more generally under the Marcelle Joseph Collection. Marcelle is currently a trustee of Matt's Gallery, London and a juror of the 2017-2019 Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with Collezione Maramotti and the Whitechapel Gallery.
Marcelle Joseph, an American who has lived in the United Kingdom for over 24 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 and art business, 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, Studio Voltaire and Serpentine Galleries.