M. Michel Giraud started his art dealer career in 1985 in the city of Lyon. Since then, his consuming curiosity and interest for various aesthetic grounds got him involved in other artistic fields to gradually extend his activities to the fireworks, furniture’s, sculptures and paintings. In 1998, he settled permanently in Paris. Since 2016, he has opened a new space in Luxembourg to counsel art collectors, funds and family offices.
In 2020 he created the “Compagnie des Beaux Arts”, to help collectors to choose the right artwork in regard to their test.
Very much involved in the field of the art expertise, he became Expert, as a member of the French “Compagnie Nationale des Experts” (CNE) in 2001. He also has been graduated in law and scientific expertise of artworks at the Assas university of Paris in 2012. Beside this, he is also an Art book editor and author.
He is a permanent Member of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) since 2009. He has been elected treasurer of the SNA since 2019. He is also a member of the French association Institut Art & Droit.
Dr. Eric Perru is a Partner at Pinsent Masons Luxembourg, where he heads the Dispute Resolution & Litigation Practice Group. Member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2009, Eric has extensive experience in civil, banking and business litigation. He deals with complex affairs in civil and commercial matters and has a vast expertise in contract law, enforcement procedures and debt collection.
As a passionate art enthusiast, Eric negotiates, litigates, and advises clients on the full spectrum of legal issues that can arise when dealing with the art world. His forte is representing artists and collectors – private and institutional – and of course the galleries, dealers and experts, auction houses and museums. Since 2022, Eric is a member of the Luxembourg Commission for the Circulation of Cultural Property.
About Pinsent Masons Luxembourg
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David Arendt is a Partner of The Directors’ Office, the leading practice of independent Directors in Luxembourg, which he joined in May 2017.
David is certified as a Director by L’Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA) and INSEAD. David, whose career spans nearly 40 years, has worked in Europe and the US in law, finance and business.
David sits on the board of directors and board committees of a number of Luxembourg based regulated entities, operating companies and general partners of alternative investment funds, as well as the Luxembourg Export Credit Agency and Automobile Club. He also sits on the Federal Board of Handicap International, a leading NGO.
Prior to his activity as an independent director, David was Managing Director of Le Freeport Luxembourg (rebranded Luxembourg high security hub), a high tech/highly secure facility for storing and handling valuable goods and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cargolux, the all-cargo carrier based in Luxembourg. David is a lawyer by education and practiced law close to 10 years in Luxembourg, New York and Paris.
Alex Reding a d’abord suivi des études d’art à l’université de Paris I avant de s’engager à l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Düsseldorf. En 2001, il ouvre, ensemble avec Véronique Nosbaum, l’Alimentation Générale, une galerie d’art contemporain, place de Strasbourg à Luxembourg-Gare.
À la fin de l’année 2006, la galerie change à la fois de nom et d’emplacement. Deux espaces d’exposition au cœur du centre historique de Luxembourg-Ville, Place du Marché-aux-poissons permettent depuis lors à Nosbaum Reding de décliner à la fois son programme de jeunes talents, avec l’espaces Projects et de montrer des artistes de renommée internationale, dans la galerie principale.
En 2015, Alex Reding fonde Luxembourg Art Week, la première foire internationale d’art contemporain du Luxembourg, dont la 7e édition se déroulera en novembre 2021.
En septembre 2021, pour le 20e anniversaire de la galerie, une première succursale est ouverte à Bruxelles, au cœur du quartier d’Ixelles.
En parralllèle de ses activités de galeriste et de CEO de la Luxembourg Art Week, Alex Reding est aussi commissaire d’exposition et continue de soutenir la scène luxembourgeoise via de nombreuse autres initiatives.
Alex Reding first studied art at the University of Paris I before joining the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf. In 2001 he opened, together with Véronique Nosbaum, l’Alimentation Générale, a contemporary art gallery on the Place de Strasbourg in Luxembourg-Gare.
At the end of 2006, the gallery changed both its name and its location. Two exhibition spaces in the heart of the historical center of Luxembourg-City, Place du Marché-aux-poissons, allow Nosbaum Reding to present both its young talents program, with the Projects space, and to show internationally renowned artists, in the main gallery.
In 2015, Alex Reding founded Luxembourg Art Week, the first international contemporary art fair in Luxembourg, whose 7th edition will take place in November 2021.
In September 2021, for the 20th anniversary of the gallery, a first branch is opened in Brussels, in the heart of the Ixelles district.
In addition to his activities as a gallery owner and CEO of the Luxembourg Art Week, Alex Reding is also a curator and continues to support the Luxembourg art scene through numerous other initiatives.
Mathilde is coordination and communications officer at Luxembourg Art Week, the leading international contemporary art fair in Luxembourg, since 2018. She has always been very much involved in the contemporary art and design field as evidenced by her professional experiences as a gallery assistant at Galerie Hussenot, as an auction sale assistant within the Artcurial Design department and as a sector manager for three consecutive years at the Biennale Paris.
Degree-qualified in art history with major course in contemporary art at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in 2015, she also has been graduated a master degree in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London since 2017.
Alexandre is the founder of ACTech Consulting and PrestaPlanning. He has a Master in Information Security Management System (ISMS) from University of Luxembourg. He starts his career in 2000 in the banking sector in Luxembourg, Italy, and Switzerland for IMI Bank, KBL/ KBS bank, Banque of Luxembourg.
Alexandre specializes in applying expertise and market knowledge, to help Company to drive growth by converting his businesses to digital ones like web organisation. He currently is working at the European Parliament at the Standard and Methodology department.
In addition to being an active volunteer in association like Kindernothilfe charities or Volley ball club of Lorentzweiler.
Historienne de l’art et archéologue, accompagné d’un diplôme d’expert antiquaire et négociant en œuvre d’art Stéphanie Breydel de Groeninghe dispose d’une double expertise en art ancien et en art contemporain. Elle a collaboré avec des galeristes avant d’intégrer AXA Art, puis Hiscox pour la Clientèle Privée et Art pour l’Europe.
Forte de son expérience en art collection management, elle a créé la collection AXA Luxembourg et collaboré à la gestion de la collection d’art d’autres entreprises de la place de Luxembourg. Dans ces différentes fonctions, Stéphanie a organisé de nombreux évènements privés et publics ainsi que de nombreuses visites guidées pour des entreprises et leurs clients lors des grandes foires d’art internationales. Elle accompagne également les Family Office et banques privées internationales afin d’offrir un service à leurs clientèles privées dans l’accompagnement et la gestion de leur collection.
Co-Fondatrice de Ts’Art
Art historian and archaeologist, accompanied by a diploma as an antiques expert and art dealer Stéphanie Breydel de Groeninghe has dual expertise in ancient and contemporary art. She worked with gallery owners before joining AXA Art, then Hiscox for private clients and Art for Europe.
With her experience in art collection management, she created the AXA Luxembourg collection and collaborated in the management of the art collection of other companies in Luxembourg. In these different positions, Stéphanie organized numerous private and public events as well as numerous guided tours for companies and their clients at major international art fairs. It also supports Family Offices and international private banks in order to offer a service to their private customers in the support and management of their collection.