About

Private Collection

About Michèle Gardère Frisch: Curator and Guardian of Haitian Art Heritage

Michèle Gardère Frisch is a distinguished curator, collector, and a central figure in the Haitian art scene, celebrated for her pivotal role in promoting Haitian culture and heritage. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 26, 1955, she cultivated her expertise in Art and Interior Architecture at Madrid’s Escuela de Artes Decorativos and furthered her education in Philosophy and Letters at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Her academic journey continued at the New England School of Art in Boston, Massachusetts.

Upon her return to Haiti in 1975, Michèle co-founded the Galerie Marassa, a seminal space in Haitian art, and embarked on a lifelong mission to elevate and globalize Haitian art. Her tenure as the General Director of the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH) was marked by significant contributions to cultural preservation and education, overseeing important restoration projects and curating impactful exhibitions that showcased Haitian art on the world stage.

Michèle has served in various esteemed roles, including as President of the Fondation Culture Création Haiti and Executive Secretary of ICOM-Haiti, significantly influencing Haiti’s cultural tourism landscape. Her efforts have extended beyond Haiti, with notable exhibitions like “Haiti au Toit de la Grande Arche” in Paris and the Haitian Heritage Month in Miami, making her a global ambassador for Haitian art.

50 Years of

Saint Soleil Movement

ARTISTS

Meet the Artists

GIANNI ACRA

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OLIVER BERTONI

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Sully

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RSVP