International Director, Private Sales & Business Development - Asia
After studying History of Art in Paris and Berlin, Matthieu Humery was involved with a number projects in the field of contemporary art and photography in association with the Watermill Foundation/Robert Wilson Art Collection (Summer Archive Project, two archive exhibitions in 2005 and 2006), the Magnum agency (Paris Photo 2007), and the Luma Foundation (exhibitions How Soon is Now?, Arles 2011, and To the Moon via the Beach, Arles 2013), among others. More recently, he co-curated the Palazzo Grassi/Pinault foundation exhibition Irving Penn – Resonance, Venice, April – December 2014.
He joined Christie’s New York in 2007, where he was head of the Photographs department, before moving to the Paris offices in 2010 as Photography Specialist. He was recently appointed International head of private sales and of business development in Asia.
With Benjamin Millepied he also cofounded the ‘Los Angeles Dance Project’, an artist collective that aims to present dance in all its forms by establishing links between choreographers, artists, musicians, and contemporary authors. This new artistic platform’s first projects were presented in 2012 in Los Angeles at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and, more recently, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.