Co-founder and director of Galerie Atena
Nidal was born into a family of antique dealers and art experts. Her studies in Art History were an obvious choice: her professional orientation had long since been chosen.
She has an in-depth knowledge of 18th and 19th century French Decorative Arts, but a real predilection for the Charles X period.
Co-founder and manager of Galerie Atena
Frédéric's career path was the complete opposite of his wife's: after studying at theESCP business school, he left for the United States to obtain an MBA, before becoming a trader on the financial markets between Paris and Tokyo.
After fifteen years of excitement, adrenalin and above all stress, he decided to leave it all behind, to embrace the world of Art and its emotions.
Digital Catalog Manager
Eléa is an art history and art market student at IESA, Institut d'études supérieures des arts, training students for the art and culture market. A keen researcher, she specializes in painting and graphic art, followed by furniture and objets d'art from the 16th to the 20th century.
To complete her apprenticeship, Éléa joins the Atena gallery team to carry out in-depth research into thehistory of the works and to bring her own perspective to the collection.
Video content manager
Emma holds a Master's degree from the Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique, which she completed in Pune, India, where she spent 2 years criss-crossing the country, meeting art artisans.
She is passionate about craftsmanship. During her time at Fabrique Nomade, she worked with several artisans on marquetry, embroidery and jewelry projects. Working with materials was an obvious choice. After working as a Restoration Workshop Manager, she turned her attention to video creation.
Restoration and Packaging Workshop Manager
Herbert trained as a civil engineer. After several years in public infrastructure design, he worked as a cabinetmaker. He moved to France from his native Philippines, and in 2016 became manager of Atena's restoration and packaging workshop.
Today, he is capable of restoring most of the objects in the gallery: from cabinetmaking and gilding to carpentry, polishing bronzes, varnishing wood and electrifying lighting fixtures.
Restoration and packaging workshop craftsman
Zamen was born in Afghanistan. At an early age, he moved to Iran, where he began working as a cabinetmaker. He worked for 12 years as a workshop manager, making gondolas and customized stands for various structures and events, as well as furniture for private customers.
He arrives in France in November 2018 and joins Atena's restoration team. He is in charge of cabinetmaking and restoring antique furniture, as well as preparing wooden crates for heavy and fragile objects.
Amane is studying ornamental gilding at La Bonne Graine in Paris. La Bonne Graine is a furniture apprentice training center (CFA) that trains students in over 13 trades dedicated to decorative arts techniques. In parallel with her studies, Amane is working at the Atena gallery, which specializes in gold leaf gilding. Fascinated by the world of furnishings, and particularly by restoration, she turned to the art world.
Curious, committed and motivated, Amane prepares, primes and applies gold leaf. A high-level sportswoman in ultimat Frisbee, she successfully combines her artistic training with her sporting competitions.