Marguerite Courtel is working on art and circular economy. She is specialized in contemporary art and is a strong believer that artists can have a crucial role in the ecological transition.
She has worked in collaborations with museums, foundations and galleries in New York, London, Istanbul and Paris and was in charge of collection and exhibitions management. In 2015, she joined a communication agency and for 2 years, she assisted art galleries and artists in France and abroad in their development strategies.
In the meantime and, fascinated by the innovative energy and the visionary spirit of sustainable development, she collaborated for Art of change 21, an association between art and sustainable development. After more than two years, she decided to launch an art exhibition about upcycling in contemporary art and aims to create bridges between industries and creative. Marguerite Courtel has a double Bachelor in history and history of art and a master degree in curation from Sorbonne University.
MOTIVATION FOR AND COMMITMENT TO CREATING A BETTER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE PLANET
Working in contemporary art for a long time, I have always considered artists catalysts of change. Thus, they must be included in the process. My professional commitment for a more sustainable planet started in 2016 when I joined the non-profit organisation Art of change 21. I believe that incorporating art to sustainable development and innovation can have a positive outcome when it comes to climate action.
After two years dedicated to Art of change 21, I am launching a new project focused on circular economy and artistic creation. It aims to create bridges between the creative communities and companies through artistic reusing. Artists and designers have the skills to transform waste into valuables by upcycling. Companies, mostly in the industrial sector, have issues with their waste management. This project aims to create the space for an exchange of knowledge that will enrich all sectors and companies involved.