Close Encounters

International Media Relations Agency, based in Marseille, France

Nadia Fatnassi, Founder | +33 652 086 908


After collaborating with  press agencies and working for an institution in Paris (Palais de Tokyo), Nadia Fatnassi became Fair Manager and Head of International Relations for ART-O-RAMA art fair in Marseille in 2009, then Head of Press and Public relations for Manifesta 13 Marseille. In parallel, Nadia Fatnassi created in 2017 the Press and Public Relations agency CloseEncounters.

Her clients include art networks (DCA, the French network of art centres), biennials such as Manifesta the European Nomadic Biennial, the Kyiv Biennial, and Prague Biennale Matter of Art, Institutions such as the Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Magasin CNAC, as well as festivals such as the Printemps de l’art contemporain and Les Rencontres à l’Échelle, and many national pavilions at the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (Georgia, North Macedonia, Mongolia, Kosovo, Albania).

Portrait of Nadia Fatnassi. Photo Ulrike Monso