Julie Girard-Meneret

Julie Meneret is a PhD student in Philosophy at Paris VIII University and a contemporary art curator based in New York. Her doctoral research focuses on philosophy of aesthetics. She takes a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses the fields of philosophy, art history, visual arts, sociology, and postcolonial theories. She holds a Master of Science in management from HEC Paris (Grande Ecole) and a Master of Law in International Taxation from University Paris II-Assas.

Before pursuing an academic career, Julie worked as an entrepreneur, first as a gallery director at Julie Meneret Contemporary Art, then as an art advisor, developing an international clientele of art collectors. Her Lower East Side-located gallery represented a roster of international emerging artists. The gallery was dedicated to fostering forms of contemporary art that challenge conventions and offer critical approaches to fundamental issues in our global world. Julie Meneret Contemporary Art’s shows have been featured in top-notch newspapers and art publications including the New York Times, CNN, Al Jazeera, and W Magazine. To carry through with this project of advancing crucial dialogues, the gallery developed collaborations with political and cultural institutions such as The Korea Society and the Cultural Services of the French Consulate in New York.

As a philanthropist, Julie has been supporting New York charities for many years, being very active at the Aperture Foundation, the Carter Burden Center, and Children’s Aid Society. Julie has also been involved in several French political campaigns.