Origins - Governance

Governance adapted to the challenges, open and involving all stakeholders.


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 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, 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.

Certified ISO20121, ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 14001-2015, BEAM has been committed for several years to a Social and Environmental Responsibility (SER) approach, with the objective of permanently improving the satisfaction of interested parties as well as the continuous improvement of sustainable development values and performances, applied to event activities.



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)

Founder and Commissioner-General of BAD+ 

Portrait photo de Jean-Daniel Compain, fondateur et commissaire général de BAD+ international art fair.

Jean-Daniel Compain

Haily Grenet * (Paris)

Associate Commissioner

Marie Maertens * (Paris)

©Jean Picon

Trained as an art historian, Marie Maertens is an independent curator, art critic and journalist. Most recently, she was in charge of the resident artists at the Fiminco Foundation, which led to the Odyssées Urbaines exhibition. In 2022, she organized the exhibition Power Flower, at 109, as part of the Nice Biennale, and In this world, I'm a stranger, at Hiflow, Geneva. In 2020, she conceived the exhibition American Women, the Infinite Journey at the Patinoire Royale in Brussels, about American women artists, and in 2018, she developed The Surface of the East Coast - initiated at the 109 in Nice, summer 2017 - then developed in five Manhattan galleries and a talk at the French Embassy in New York. She regularly collaborates with the media Connaissance des arts or Projets Media, on critical texts or interviews with artists, gallerists and curators, as well as videos and podcasts with visual artists or art market players. Previously, she contributed to the magazines Art Press, Le Journal des arts, L'Officiel Art... She is also the author of texts and interviews published in various catalogs and magazines. You can also read her writings on her website:

Anne-Sarah Benichou * (Paris)

Gallery owner

Portrait photo d’Anne-Sarah Benichou, galeriste et membre du comité de pilotage de BAD+ international art fair.

Anne-Sarah Benichou

Valérie Bach * (Bruxelles)
Portrait photo de Valérie Bach, membre du comité de pilotage de BAD+ international art fair.

Valérie Bach

Hadrien de Montferrand * (London / Beijing / Hangzhou)

Gallery owner

Portrait photo d’Hadrien de Montferrand, galeriste et membre du comité de pilotage de BAD+ international art fair.

Hadrien de Montferrand

Elisa Hernando * (Madrid)

CEO & Founder Arte Global & Red Collectors

Portrait photo d’Elisa Hernando, présidente fondatrice Arte Global et Red Collectors, membre du comité de pilotage de BAD+ international art fair.

Elisa Hernando


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. 

Ferran Josa * (Barcelone)

Gallery owner

Portrait photo de Ferran Josa, galeriste et membre du comité de pilotage de BAD+ international art fair.

Ferran Josa - © La fotografica

Mia Karlova * (Amsterdam)

Gallery owner

Portrait photo de Mia Karlova, galeriste et membre du comité de pilotage de BAD+ international art fair.

Mia Karlova

Mia Karlova is a design expert, curator, gallery owner and director of the Mia Karlova Gallery in Amsterdam. The Mia Karlova Gallery highlights functional sculpture, bringing together a fascinating array of international artists whose experimental practices propose a different way of creating. Focused on sustainability and the desire to provoke new emotions, the act of creation becomes conscious and deliberate. Founded in 2020 by interior architect and curator Mia Karlova, the eponymous gallery seeks to establish a dialogue between works of different genres through a common, sensitive and poetic language. Mia Karlova Gallery enthusiastically explores the ever-changing interdisciplinary possibilities of contemporary art and design. | @miakarlovagalerie

Stéphane Kintzig (Bordeaux)

Bordeaux Events And More - BEAM

Portrait photo de Stéphane Kintzig, directeur général de Bordeaux Events and More et membre du comité de pilotage de BAD+ international Art Fair.

Stéphane Kintzig

Léa Leclair (Bordeaux)

Bordeaux Events And More - BEAM

Portrait photo de Léa Leclair, responsable événementiel à Bordeaux Events And More et membre du comité de pilotage de BAD+ international Art Fair.

Léa Leclair


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 play a supportive role in the event.

Members of the Committee of Honour 2024:

  • Dimitri Boutleux : Deputy Mayor of Bordeaux in charge of creation and cultural expressions 
  • Catherine Dupraz : Director of Cultural Affairs 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)
  • Audry Liseron-Monfils : Director of the Bordeaux Fine Arts School (École des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux)
  • Lilian Saly : Development and Sponsorship Manager - CAPC Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux
  • Pascale Rousseau-Dewambrechies : President of the Friends of the CAPC
  • Lina Singer et Jean de Giacinto: Co-President of BAC – Bordeaux Art Contemporain


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