Julien is a cultural curator and producer. He started his career in the arts at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York and published a successful internet magazine, KultureFlash, in London.
He currently represents several artists and has helped raise their profiles as an agent and strategist. Additionally, Julien is a consultant and has founded several digital and art-based start-ups. Past brands and clients Julien has worked with are, among others, Brunswick Arts, Burberry, Christie’s, Collector IQ, Nike and s[edition]. Julien also works with individuals and companies as an art advisor.
One of Julien’s principal interests is community engagement through public art. He is interested in creating live experiences vs virtual ones (which are so prevalent today). As “experience” finds more of a place in the commercial marketplace, Julien sees a need for venues to enhance their cultural experiences.
Julien was born in Tokyo, is French and English and tri-cultural (French, English and American). He has lived and worked in Europe, America and Asia and is a global citizen and Adult Third Culture Kid leveraging a commercial and visual network around the world to bring various art and design narratives to private and public spaces.
Spring/Break Art Show @ The Stalls at Skylight ROW DTLA, Los Angeles - February 2019
Presented three artists during Spring/Break’s inaugural Los Angeles fair (in conjunction with the launch of Frieze LA); which included a solo presentation of Blase (his first show in the US) and a joint presentation of Clara Montoya and Nicholas Woods.
Nicholas Woods @ The Draycott, Los Angeles - September 2018
Commissioned and curated artworks by Nicholas Woods for The Draycott restaurant in Pacific Palisades.
Syri-Arts: Saving A Generation Through Education @ Christie’s, London - March 2018
Organised by Friends of Kayany in aid of building schools for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
Our Time @ Burberry, London - Feburary 2018
Our Time, a massive, immersive installation by United Visual Artists, originally commissioned and acquired by MONA in Australia, and loaned to Burberry for Christopher Bailey’s last runaway show for the label.
Black Moon @ Tim Sheward Projects, London - June 2013
Nicholas Woods’ first solo exhibition in London comprising of his Black Moon series of works on paper.
The Ruins of Detroit @ Tristan Hoare Gallery, London - Feburary 2012
Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre’s first solo show in London comprising of their five-year photographic project on the city of Detroit. The exhibition was programmed shortly after the release by Steidl of Marchand & Meffre’s highly acclaimed monograph, The Ruins of Detroit.