About us


In an age of speed, coeur et art brings you back to the essence of art by slowing down. We offer you a little respite from the hectic art bubble so that you can ‘read’ art up close, reflect on it and be in the moment.
coeur et art means heart and art in unison: two words expressing (e)motion, art that moves us.

High-grade slow-art for mind and soul underpins this magazine:
our interviews invite you to hear from artists first-hand; our feature articles gravitate around issues affecting us all such as climate change and activism in the arts, in our specials we speak to the people behind emerging art, fashion and design ventures alongside all kinds of other projects.

Trilingual with selected texts to choose from in English, French or German, and personalised with carefully curated content, coeur et art reflects our belief in empowering artists.

We connect the creative scenes of London, Berlin and Paris; showcase art, artists and institutions that are cutting-edge ; and above all, we highlight art related projects, biennals, artist residencies and artists working at the periphery, across the globe, by telling their stories.

Through this commitment to contemporary art, we strive to support authors, curators and writers alike, to keep coeur et art authentic, eclectic and always visually enticing for you!


Alexandra Etienne

Alexandra Etienne

Editor | Photography, Young Artists & China

‘Arty linguist’ Alexandra Etienne combines her love of languages with her dedication to art.

French-Australian, fluent in German and Chinese, she was born in Paris but spent most of her life overseas.

London is now her ville de coeur and base when she is not exploring other art scenes in Europe -eclectic Brussels, Madrid, Ljubljana to name a few of her favourites.

For coeur et art’s ‘coup de coeur’ section, she will draw attention to young talent, quirky art spaces and off -the-radar events alongside special features on Buddhist art and China.

It was Zhao Wu Ji’s solo show at the Jeu de Paume in 2003 that sparked her fascination for Chinese art for the first time. The calligraphy of the Chinese script inspired her to study the language, which took her to Beijing for 2 years before her MA in Buddhist art at The Courtauld where she could refine her knowledge of East and South Asian aesthetics.

Since curating exhibitions in Venice last year and further experience at Sotheby’s, she is currently teaching and leading art tours that reflect her commitment to art as intrinsically public and reachable.


You can reach her at: alexandra@coeuretart.com

Martin Peterdamm

Martin Peterdamm


The Berlin portrait and fine art photographer Martin Peterdamm, born in the late 70s, studied in Bremen but following graduation moved his focus to his creative side.  His love of play and interest in self-expression brought him to photography, which has determined every facet of his life ever since. His portraits, including those of well-known artists, are highly aesthetic and breathe authenticity and the directness typical of his work – a balancing act that makes his photographs unique.

In 2016 Martin Peterdamm was instrumental in building up the MagicBeans Gallery, a noted up-and-coming Berlin gallery mainly concerned with paintings by young artists. It was there that Martin first crossed paths with Coeur et Art founder Esther Harrison, who was in search of a photographer for painstakingly produced interviews in her work as chief editor of the contemporary art platform ARTBerlin. This marked the start of a collaboration and friendship that lasts to this day. 

Martin supports Coeur et Art with an eye that misses nothing, and succinct aesthetics united with energy. His photo series play a vital role in special interviews, features and artist portraits.    

Martin also conveys the analogue element – the experience of the artist’s studio or gallery – on Coeur et Art’s online showing. 

He can always be counted on to provide tasteful entertainment at the set, and is a proud corgi-mum. 

Martin can be reached at martin.peterdamm@gmail.com 

His Website/Portfolio: martin-peterdamm.com




Artist whisperer Esther Harrison — the founder of Coeur et Art  — thinks that art is the true global language.

The German-born English art writer has gained her first grounds barefoot in the pathless woods in Bavaria, squatting and raving through the ’90s in Berlin and, more recently, during several stays on the hills of the Favelas in Rio de Janeiro. When in Brazil she also picked up her abiding passion for contemporary Latin American art, notably the Carioca art scene in Rio de Janeiro.

Known for her empowering sense of self-expression reminiscent of her time promoting in the music industry in the 2000s years she perfectly delineates the unruly aesthetic charm of her hometown.

“Authenticity is always my top priority.”

As a natural communicator, she creates an honest and open environment in which relationships between contemporary artists, organisations, and art lovers may flourish. Regardless if she works for a large company as in the past for DEAG, a leading provider of live entertainment in Europe, or as more recently with individual artists and as the former Editor-in-Chief of ARTBerlin, her work approach is always characterised by passion, empathy, and joy.

– Text by Tanja Siren | Photo by Linda Troeller

You can reach her at: esther@coeuretart.com

Inga Nelli

Inga Nelli

Editor | Asian art, Activism & Female Identity

For Inga Nelli art is the highest form of hope. In her art, writings and projects, Inga Nelli mainly draws upon her roles as artist, wife, and mother to reflect on the ambiguity of manifold identities that each of us embodies.

She is very interested in in-between spaces, transitional moments where nothing is fixed and everything is possible.

Before coming back to Berlin in 2018, Inga lived in Hong Kong for five years. That experience profoundly changed her perception of our world. She especially fell in love with the aesthetics of Korean Art and the school of mono-ha, the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi and for sure Asian food.

Having a great concern for our planet, Inga curated art exhibitions and fundraising events that rose awareness for socially relevant topics like plastic pollution, marine debris and blindness.

For Coeur et Art, she will share everything that touches femininity and motherhood in art, in-between spaces and activism in art.

You can reach her at: inga@coeuretart.com