Jean-Daniel Compain

Founder - Chairman

Jean-Daniel Compain was previously the Senior Vice President of Culture and Luxury at Reed Exhibitions / RELX Group. With 15 years of experience in advertising and international trade consultancy, he was at the helm of major shows and fairs for the last 20 years including FIAC, Paris Photo (Paris, LA), Paris Book Fair, Nautic Boat Show, Cannes Yachting Festival, and Biennale of Paris (Antiques & High Jewelry).

Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts

Strategic director

Gallerist for over three decades in New York, London and Paris: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Partner 2005-12; LISSON, London, Managing Director 1995-2005; John Gibson Gallery, New York, Director 1979-89. Founder 2013, JSVC/projects London an arts agency working with international artists, galleries and museums.

Cheryl Ho

Director of gallery relations

Cheryl Ho has 20 years of experience as an advisor to international art collectors
based between Asia, Europe and the USA, while also focused on arts management
projects with the goal of encouraging dynamic and meaningful engagement between
artists, collectors and institutions. She has organized, curated and collaborated on
more than 50 modern and contemporary exhibitions including special projects in
Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Sophie Money

Communications director, press & public relations

Sophie Money is the founder and managing director of Money+Art Ltd, a leading London-based public relations firm specializing in fine art and cultural events in the UK and abroad. Money+Art represents major galleries and artists and continues to work on projects for public and private institutions. Director Sophie Money has worked as a specialist at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips, where she was Director of Fine Art; she has spent the past 10 years building successful publicity campaigns for clients in the UK and in Europe.

Clément Pontal

VP operations & logistics

After spending more than 5 years between Africa, China and France in the import- export of medical devices and the treatment and production of drinking water, he took over the platform in 2014, a company specialized in the rental and management of event spaces and ephemeral properties. Since its launch, the platform has supported many luxury brands during the Parisian Fashion Weeks.

Cyril Troubetzkoy

Artistic advisor

Art advisor for international art collectors, Cyrille Troubetzkoy has over 15 years of experience as gallery owner in Paris, at the helm of a unique gallery concept called La Blanchisserie, combining music, food, and contemporary art, taking his artists around the world from Volta NY, FIAC Paris to Art Brussels and others. Troubetzkoy has also been involved in multiple innovative art initiatives in collaboration with curator Nicolas Bourriaud and the founding team at Palais de Tokyo (Paris). He also created and curated the Veuve Clicquot Champagne collection (LVMH).

Jean-Christophe Harel

Strategic advisor

Jean-Christophe Harel has over 20 years of experience in business, marketing, art and culture. Former cultural attache for France in the US, he also developed the Paris Photo Los Angeles art fair at the Paramount studios, and then worked at Christie’s as Head of Marketing for the Post-War and Contemporary Art department. He was on the Advisory Board of Art Program at SXSW in 2017 and 2018.

Patrick Le Lay

Strategic advisor

After 15 years in Construction and Public Works, he joined the Bouygues Group in 1981 as Secretary General and then as Development and Diversification General Manager. In 1987, Bouygues became the operator of the newly privatized TF1 Group. Patrick Le Lay served as chairman of TF1 for 20 years until 2008. Patrick Le Lay then created the Serendipity Investment Fund and the Nominoë consulting firm. He is also Senior Adviser of the L.F.P.I. Group.

Georges-François Hirsch

Strategic advisor

A major player of the French cultural life, he held numerous management positions in the public and private sectors: Paris Opera, Orchestre de Paris, Théâtre des Champs Elysées. Member of the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel, he was also director of Music, Theatre, dance and entertainment at the Ministry of Culture & Communication. On January 13, 2010, he became the first Director General of Artistic Creation at the same ministry.

Curators circle

Nicolas Bourriaud

Art director and writer

He is currently director of the Centre d'Art La Panacée in Montpellier and of the future Centre d'Art Contemporain. He was Director of the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris from 2011 to 2015. In 2010, he headed the Studies Department at the Ministry of Culture in France, was curator for the Gulbenkian exhibition at the Tate Britain in London (2007/2010). He also founded and co-directed the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, between 1999 and 2006. Nicolas will be in charge of The WAL events and special projects.

Samy Abraham

Art historian

An art historian by training, a graduate of Sciences-Po Bordeaux, the École du Louvre and the Sorbonne, Samy Abraham organizes various exhibition series before opening his own gallery in 2011 in the Belleville district. Samy Abraham is also participating in the creation of the Paris International Fair in 2015, with the idea of proposing a new model for the fair and cooperation between galleries.

Vincent Pécoil


Historian, art critic, exhibition organizer. He was artistic director of the Salle de Bains in Lyon and directed the Triple V gallery in Paris for ten years. Author of numerous exhibition catalogues in France and around the world, he has also contributed, among other publications, to Art Monthly (London), Art & Text (Los Angeles), Contemporary (London), Les Cahiers du MNAM (Paris), Parkett (Zürich), Tate (London), etc...

Tara Londi


Curator living between London, Italy and France, her production work includes the organization of exhibitions, cultural programs and documentary film festivals. She is the curator of the exhibition "Mademoiselle" at the Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain (Sète) and prepares in London the exhibitions "1000 Miles an Hour" for the organization Client Earth and "Tell Them I Said No". Previously, she worked at Tate Britain, Wellcome Trust, Saatchi Gallery and others.