Five Minutes with Marine Tanguy of MTart

Words by
Sphere Editors

10th October 2022

SPHERE meets the unstoppable Marine Tanguy, founder and CEO of MTArt Agency, and the Rosewood London's new PlaceMaker in time for Frieze. Marine has curated a series of art experiences in and around the hotel rooted in her love of public art while highlighting London as a cultural destination.


My personal style signature is… A long floaty dress and no handbag.

The spaces I’ve curated as Rosewood  London’s PlaceMaker are...  in the iconic courtyard at the hotel with an installation of the sculpture ‘GIVE’ by our artist Lorenzo Quinn to launch Frieze week. Inside there’s an exhibition by our artist David Aiu Servan Schreiber on the marble staircase. 

The artists I’m most excited about seeing at Frieze this year include... oh, there’s so many of them!!! I love love love the monumental steel sculpture Curvae in Curvae by Beverly Pepper at Frieze Sculpture Park.  

My most treasured possession is...  the very first piece of artwork I owned is by the artist Delphine Diallo, a woman full of strength with a touch of Peter Beard in the way it was photographed. 

The best meal I’ve ever eaten in London...  It was at Delamina. I am obsessed with this melange of Lebanese and Tel Aviv cuisine. 

Lorenzo Quinn's 'Give' sculpture at Rosewood London

Marine Tanguy's curation as PlaceMaker at Rosewood London

'Give' by Lorenzo Quinn at Rosewood London, curated by Marine Tanguy

The highlight of my career so far has to be.. Every single day and that’s why I love building the talent agency MTArt Agency. It’s a joy, a challenge and a learning curve all at the same time. 

The fashion accessory/ies/tech I am never without is… My phone.

The podcast/music/book I last downloaded… Positioning, the Battle for your Mind by Jack Trout is really incredible. 

The beauty/make-up staple I never leave home without is... I always carry the Petit Remède balm from l’Occitane.

If I could collect one artist it would be... Louise Bourgeois.

The advice I’d give my younger self is... Nope, none of it. My mistakes have made me who I am today. 

The upcoming project I’m most excited about is... The World Cup. It’s the very first time the World Cup will open up with art and we are the ones behind it with the artist Lorenzo Quinn. I’m so proud!  And of course joining Rosewood London as their PlaceMaker. I can wait for everyone to see the works.

Discover Marine Tanguy of MTArt’s PlaceMaker curation throughout October at Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, London WC1