PARIS.- After creating artparis some twelve years ago, Caroline Clough-Lacoste is now leaving the organization of this modern and contemporary art fair in order to launch two others in the Autumn of 2010. From 9 to 11 October, the Marrakech Art Fair is getting ready to bring design and modern and contemporary art galleries together in Morocco , while Paris Art Picture will celebrate video and digital images from 18 to 21 November 2010.
And thus starts a new chapter in the career of Caroline Clough-Lacoste
A look at the major stages of her career
Caroline Clough-Lacoste started her career in 1982 as a press agent for French fashion and luxury brand names: Ungaro, Perc Spook, Torrente , Rochas, Canovas, etc.
With a passion for plastic arts and especially modern and contemporary art, she participated in the organization of several Parisian fairs starting in 1992, such as the FIAC (international contemporary art fair), SAGA (international engravings show), and DECOUVERTES (international show for young artists).
At the same time as these activities, she put in charge of contemporary art at the Pfizer Foundation and the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation.
In 1999, in order to support French galleries and their artists, Caroline Clough-Lacoste decided, together with Alain Lamaignère, to create a new modern art and contemporary creation fair at the Louvre Carrousel under the label of "artparis". When the Grand Palais reopened in 2006, artparis was the first fair to inhabit the venue, with 110 international exhibitors. Impassioned with a strong interest in the modern and contemporary art of emerging markets, she turned her attention in 2007 to the United Arab Emirates and launched artparis-abudhabi.
To support the international development of her activities, in 2008 Caroline Clough-Lacoste partnered with the LUXRULE Group, which specializes in the organization of trade shows and events for the general public.
In 2010, Caroline Clough-Lacoste was declared a Knight of the National Order of Merit on the President's List.
Currently, Caroline Clough-Lacoste is actively preparing to meet two new challenges with her associate Henri Jobbé-Duval and their company called IFM (International Fair Makers): the launch of the Marrakech Art Fair in October and Paris Art Picture in November 2010.