Pauline Foessel is the curator and entrepreneur behind Artpool whose extensive work as director at art institutions, galleries and studios has shaped her understanding of the art landscape globally. Formerly known as Art Curator Grid, Artpool is the first social network to build an international community of curators, and grows from its matrix to further Foessel’s mission of connecting artists, art organizations and collectors. Artpool simplifies fundraising by harnessing blockchain technology coupled with a playful and inclusive user experience.
Beyond shaping the art tech space, Foessel’s work as co-director at Underdogs Gallery and her previous directorship of Alexandre Farto's Vhils Studio placed Lisbon on the global map of contemporary public art while promoting a generation of urban artists. In addition to her work in Lisbon, Foessel, a native of Grenoble, France, has held management and development positions at Galerie Magda Danysz in Paris and Shanghai and at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation.