Esther Harrison

Founder | Editor in Chief

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 delineates perfectly the unruly aesthetic charm of her home town.

“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.

Esther Harrison is currently working on her first book that is evolving around the transformational power of leaving one’s comfort zone by using the tools of art & activism.

She has been selected for the RAW program, a two-month Residency for Artists and Writers, which is hosted by the Arts of Africa and the Global South’s research program based in the Fine Art Department at Rhodes University, Makhanda, South Africa in summer 2020. She was also invited to join the prestigious Arctic Circle Residency, an art and science expedition to the High Arctic for their autumn expedition in 2020. The Arctic Circle program aims to empower the creative individual and foster collaboration.

– Text by Tanja Siren | Photo by Linda Troeller

You can reach her at: esther@coeuretart.com