Origins - Governance


BAD+ is the fruit of a meeting in May 2020 between Jean-Daniel Compain, who has long wished to bestow his hometown, Bordeaux, with an event worthy of the city's history and its place on the international scene and Bordeaux Events And More - BEAM. They were joined by Adrien de Rochebouët and the Steering Committee.

JEAN-DANIEL COMPAIN - Commissioner-General of BAD+

General Manager of the Culture, Luxury and Leisure division of the Reed Group for 20 years, Jean-Daniel Compain developed and managed some the Group’s key events for the general public.

Among them: The FIAC, currently among the world’s top three contemporary art fairs. Paris Photo, the world's leading photography fair, and Paris Photo Los Angeles, launched at the iconic Paramount Studios in West Hollywood.

The French Biennial of Antique Dealers and Fine Jewellery (Biennale des Antiquaires et de la Haute Joaillerie), the Paris Book Fair, the Paris Boat Show and the Cannes Yachting Festival, etc.

Founder of the WAL - The World Art Lounge

Bordeaux Events And More - BEAM - Producer 

A key player in business tourism in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Two activities: the hosting of events at its 4 venues (Bordeaux Exhibition Centre, Bordeaux Congress Centre, Hangar 14 and the Cité Mondial Congress Centre) and the production of events (general public, professional and sporting).

A professional company boasting more than 100 talented people working to promote regional activity sectors, managed by Stéphane Kintzig.


Governance in line with the context, open and actively involving all stakeholders


The committee is composed of the organiser, gallery owners and figures from the world of art.

*Members involved in the selection of galleries

Jean-Daniel Compain (Paris)


Albert Baronian * (Belgique)

Gallery owner

Albert Baronian is a Belgian gallery owner who specializes in contemporary art. He opened his first gallery in 1973 in Brussels. In 2002, he teamed up with Edmond Francey to open a space under the name «Baronian-Francey».  Albert Baronian was also secretary and then president of the Association des Galeries d'Art Actuel de Belgique which launched the Foire d'Art Actuel de Bruxelles, now ArtBrussels. In 2013, Albert Baronian, art smuggler (sic), celebrates the 40th anniversary of his gallery and he is a major asset in securing the legitimacy of this first edition of the Salon BAD+.

Adrien de Rochebouët * (France)

Art Advisor

After finishing his studies in London at the University of UCL, Adrien de Rochebouët joined the sales house PIASA in 2014 as a Post-War & Contemporary specialist.  He participated in the development of the department as well as the creation of the department of African Contemporary Art.

In 2017, he joined the Nathalie Obadia gallery in Paris where he held the role of associate director and then director until February 2020. Since April 2020, Adrien has been advising collectors with its Art Advisory AMA Collection structure

Anne-Sarah Benichou * (Paris)

Gallery owner

Elisa Hernando * (Madrid)

CEO & Founder Arte Global & Red Collectors


PhD in Economic and Business Sciences as well as Art History from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. CEO and founder of the company Arte Global (2003) and the start-up Red Collectors (2017). Previously she worked at Citibank, The Bank of New York, and as director of Elba Benitez Gallery and Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Elisa Hernando is Professor in Art Economy and Art Appraisal at Universidad Nebrija. She has published her research in the International Journal of Arts Management. Regular international lecturer on market and art collecting in institutions such as the University of Applied Sciences for Business, Vienna; Juan March Foundation, Madrid, among others. She has curated exhibitions in Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid; MUSAC, Leon; among others. Elisa Hernando is an art collector and member of the board of the Collectors Association 9915. 

Christian Berst * (Paris)

Gallery owner

Hadrien de Montferrand * (London / Beijing / Hangzhou)

Gallery owner

Vincent Sator * (Paris)

Gallery owner

Stéphane Kintzig (Bordeaux)

Bordeaux Events And More - BEAM


The presence and close relationship of cultural institutions with BAD+ is one of the decisive factors in the success of the event and carving out a foothold on the national and international scenes.

The Committee of Honour is composed of local and regional institutions and renowned personalities from the world of culture and art.

The members of the Committee of Honour are ambassadors, the project-holders of BAD+ within their networks and audiences, and they will play a supportive role in the event.

Members of the Committee of Honour 2023:

  • Dimitri Boutleux : Deputy Mayor of Bordeaux in charge of creation and cultural expressions 
  • Catherine Dupraz : Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Bordeaux
  • Lilian Sally : Deputy Director of Cultural Programming for the City of Bordeaux
  • Sandra Patron : Director of the CAPC
  • Bernard de Monferrand : President of FRAC Nouvell-Aquitaine MECA
  • Claire Jacquet : Director of FRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine MECA
  • Constance Rubini : Director of the Bordeaux Design Museum (Musée des Arts Décoratifs et du Design)
  • Sophie Barthélémy : Director of the Bordeaux Fine Arts Museum (Musée des Beaux-Arts)
  • Dominique Pasqualini : Director of the Bordeaux Fine Arts School (École des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux)
  • Régine de Boussac : President of the Friends of the CAPC
  • Christian Pallatier : President of BAC - Bordeaux Contemporary Art

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