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International network of art consultants – VELVENOIR

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ASIA REGION

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Jules Lambe runs is an independent Art|Design Consultancy Firm based in Hong Kong & Greater Asian Region. She works with various art and design consultants together to curate, source, budgets, design – develop & facilitate bespoke public art programmes including lighting & tile installation,Studies @ Sothebys Institute London covering 20th Century Design. She curates more than 30% of her annual workload such as Venice Biennale 2013, 2015. Furthermore, Jules sits on board MOCA Museum Beijing. In decorative Arts she has a strong interest & work with NGO‘ & Artisans to contemporize traditional Crafts within sustainable development. Jules brings over 14 years of experience as an Art & Design professional throughout the Asia Pacific Region & America and has developed strong relationships with other art professionals including Art Law to assist Corporate & private clients.

Jules Lambe
Art Consultant Hong Kong

NEW YORK / LA

Art Consultant Nicole Bray

Founder at Mercer Contemporary – based in New York. Nicole Bray follows 12 years of working with corporations such as Apple and Visa Inc. in the Creative Arts, Nicole received her Masters in Contemporary Art (Hons.) from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York. She was the recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Emerging Curator Fellowship 2015, and has worked at both an Auction House and for a distinguished private family’s collection.

Nicole Bray
Art Consultant & Ambassador New York

EUROPE / MIDDLE EAST

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Alexandra Schafer, the driving force behind VELVENOIR and the international network, brings her passion for contemporary art and hospitality into the company. Her exposure to richly diverse cultures informs her entire approach and unique ability to translate each client´s desire into a tailored art collection proposed by her and her team. She gained invaluable experiences and insights throughout her years living in London and Sydney and brings those unique elements and inspirations within her work today. Throughout the years, she worked for companies such as Four Seasons, David Jones, Merivale, HSBC, Sportsworld, The Star Sydney and many other boutique hotels.

Alexandra Schafer
Managing Director / Art Consultant

London & Toronto

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Ariane Belisle

Ariane is a Canadian London-based art advisor specializing in post-war and contemporary art. She established AIB Art Advisory after her many years of first-hand experience in the primary and secondary art markets. Ariane has worked closely with several major private art collectors, corporate collections and foundations, advising on their acquisition and consignment strategies. Since receiving her MA from the Courtauld, Ariane has curated projects for Haus der Kunst, Hillary Clinton Action Fund, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Ingram Art Foundation, The Marrakech Museum of Photography and Visual Arts, Sotheby’s, Tate, V&A and The Courtauld Gallery.

Ariane Belisle
Art Consultant & Advisor London & Toronto

Spain & France

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Claire Alliot Soto

Claire Alliot Soto has collaborated with different recognized contemporary art centres, galleries and cultural magazines since 2010. She gained her consultancy experience at Laurence Dreyfus Art Consulting in Paris, managing a number of high profile private collections and dealing with blue chip galleries and established artists. Now based between France and Mallorca, she established her own art consultancy: Paris Palma art advisory. With a focus in contemporary and emerging art, Claire sources unique artworks for her private and corporate clients. In Mallorca, she collaborates with Swedish real estate and interior company Palma Markets, and introduces exclusive artworks to the brand’s unique interior projects.
Claire Alliot Soto
Art consultant & Advisor

Toronto

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MARLA WASSER

With three decades of collecting experience, Marla is passionate about its rewards and sensitive to its complexities. As an art specialist, Marla’s expertise is wide-ranging, having curated museum exhibitions ranging from POP – ‘The Art, Inspiration, and Appropriation of Andy Warhol,’ to celebrating the pioneers of new media art in ‘RAM: Rethinking Art and Machine.’ She also shares perspectives and an in-depth analysis of contemporary art as an arts contributor at the Canadian publication the ‚Bay St Bull.‘ Marla was recently invited to join the prestigious Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA).

MARLA WASSER
Independent Museum Curator and Art Advisor

Paris

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Karolina Blasiak

Karolina is an independent art consultant and advisor based in Paris, working collectively with team members and clients in strategizing, growing and supporting their existing collections and helping constitute new ones. Graduated magna cum laude from Adam Mickiewicz University with a Master  of Arts in linguistics and art history. She also has a Masters in Business Administration from the Montpellier Business School. Her prior research focused on art market pricing in relation to artist’s branding. Capitalizing on her past experience with contemporary and modern art galleries in New York and Paris she is focusing on expanding advisory services for artists, estates and foundations as well as luxury hotels and private clients. Karolina speaks fluently French, German, English, Polish and Russian.

Karolina Blasiak
Art Consultant & Advisor Blue Chip Art - Europe

Shanghai

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Cultarture was founded by Henrietta (Heni) Y. Xie. From Budapest to Shanghai, Heni is Chinese-Hungarian who holds an MA from Durham University, United Kingdom and has completed her studies at Sotheby’s Institute of Art (New York) on art collection management and art history. She specialises in Modern/Contemporary art and has her own perspective on the contemporary art market of the two worlds – the East and the West. Heni can speak English, Hungarian, Chinese, conversational Korean and French.

Henrietta Xie
Art Consultant Shanghai

KIEV & BEIJING

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Myroslava Hartmond

Myroslava’s unique approach fuses art business and academia. With a strong background in international relations, Myroslava recognizes the potential art has to shape identity and build dialogue across borders and cultures. Her international art dealership, based on her family’s extensive collection of paintings, brings Eastern European fine art into a global context. Her experience includes shaping collections for high-net-worth individuals in China, consulting government agencies in Ukraine, and working on international cultural projects with embassies and NGOs.  Myroslava is a Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford (UK), and a Cultural Leader with the EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme.

Myroslava Hartmond
Gallerist, Art Consultant Eastern Europe and Asia

San Francisco / LA

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Alexandra Ray

Alex Ray gained a BA Honors Degree in Fine Art at Central St. Martin’s in London, England, and an MA in contemporary art at Sotheby’s Institute in London. Alex, began to focus on projects that would integrate contemporary art into both corporate and residential spaces. She has been responsible for contemporary art acquisitions for numerous corporate art collections and individual purchases of blue chip and emerging works, both in Europe and the USA. Having relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, she set up Five Senses Art Consultancy on the West Coast, focusing primarily on European Contemporary art and emerging American art. 2016 saw the change of her consultancy name to Alexandra Ray Art Advisory.

Alexandra Ray
Art Consultant & Advisor

Netherlands

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Joy van der Splinter is a partner in Dutch Luxury Design and manages the portfolio of outstanding artworks. Joy loves to have personal contact with the artists and does her utmost to represents their interests. She enjoys being a part of a team participating at international fairs and events were to experience original pieces of art. Dutch Luxury Design works exclusively for the interior design branch in Europe with Velvenoir. Joy supports the team of Velvenoir by answering questions and handling logistics for all enquiries related for the Dutch artists represented. As a young girl she moved from Holland to Spain and speaks Dutch, Spanish and English fluently.

Joy van der Splinter
Art Consultant Netherlands

London / MIDDLE EAST

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Rebecca has more than 10 years corporate sales experience and has worked in London, New York and Dubai. Her passion for art stems from her studies in BA (Hons) Art History and MA Philosophy of Art which led her to pursue a career in the art world. Partnering with individuals and interior designers to consult, source and commission artwork for specific projects, Rebecca is experienced in placing art and sculpture in hospitality, corporate and residential projects around the world.

Rebecca Hamlin
Art Consultant London, UK

New York

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Liz Yisun Kwon

Liz Yisun Kwon is a curator and writer based in New York. She is a Founder / Director of LYK Art Projects LLC, a curatorial agency working for public and private sector clients on a variety of international art and design projects. Liz holds Master’s degrees in Art Theory from Seoul National University, and in Arts and Cultural Management from the Pratt Institute. She has developed many research projects on art museums and has gained experience in both the curatorial and management areas of art organizations. Working as a gallery director in Chelsea NY for the past years, she organized numerous exhibitions and educational programs. In addition to consulting the private and corporate collections, she is an avid art writer whose publications include Museums make New York Peculiar. Liz is also currently on the board of uJung Art Center and uJung Foundation.

Liz Yisun Kwon
Art Consultant / Curator NY

LONDON

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Harry Seymour

Harry Seymour is a London-based art historian, curator, writer and consultant who works with commercial and public galleries, museums, private collectors, non-profits, and charities, and writes for several global magazines and newspapers. After completing an MA at The Courtauld Institute, Harry managed old and modern master blue chip galleries in Mayfair before establishing his own consultancy. His work often focuses on building collections that have a strong grounding in art history, and which use art to build narratives, connect people and inspire conversations. He also teaches history of art and has written several published books sold worldwide.

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Art Historian and Curator ,

Cote d´Azur, France

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Emilie Janda

Emilie was born in Prague, has lived mainly in Copenhagen, a couple of years in Rome and she is now based in Cote d´Azur, France. Since 2012, Galerie OSCAR has evolved from a Fine Art Gallery in Nice, to the host of unique events in living spaces and Art sourcing service for property development projects. Emilie’s vision and mission are to offer an intimate and memorable Art experience in inspiring architectural estates and luxury venues for her international clients.

Emilie Janda
Art & Interior Design Consultant

Brussels

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After completing her degree at  McGill University Stephanie left her native Montreal and has been living in various European countries for almost 20 years. She settled in Belgium in 2004 which is where the concept of the Accessible Art Fair was born. Her idea was to give a high end showcase to unknown artists and make them accessible to a discerning audience. Now in its 10th year, Stephanie is proud of how it has developed into a recognisable brand while still offering opportunities to international artists and art buyers. Stephanie is also an art consultant for corporate clients has also curated for luxury brands.-  BMW, Montblanc, American Express, to name a few.

Stephanie Manasseh
Art Consultant / Advisor Brussels, Toronto, NY

Netherlands

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Ruud has a passion for art and loves to support Dutch artists to bring their artwork to professionals in the international luxury marketplace. He studied physics and business administration and became an entrepreneur after he worked for Philips and Unilever. Ruud also participates in Dutch technology companies where he supports management with business development. From this he got in contact with Dutch Design and Art. He gained experience and insights in how to develop Art projects together with professionals like: project developers, gallerists and interiors for private as well as public projects. He specialized in Dutch art and art consultancy to select the best art for the project at hand.

Ruud van der Splinter
Art Consultant Netherlands

London

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Stefanie Bergot, arTbridge co-founder and director has over 15 years experience in the art world in London. Starting her career as sales director at Waterhouse & Dodd on the notorious Cork Street, then further expending her knowledge at the Halcyon Galleries, she started her own consultancy practice in 2006 sourcing art for her clients between London and Paris. Combining her love of interiors, architecture and art, she co-founded arTbridge in 2010. Using her unique combination of flair, expertise and resources, Stefanie, with the help of her team, will deliver the transformational power of art wherever you are.

Stefanie Bergot
Brand Ambassador London / Founder at ArtBridge

Sydney

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Juliet Rosser

Juliet Rosser, founder of Platform72 in Sydney, has over 10 years experience in the arts. Juliet runs her own art consultancy firm that provides curatorial services to interior designers, property developers and councils across Australia.  Through her firm, she represents more than 60 contemporary Australian artists working across various mediums.  Her passion for supporting the professional development of artists has led her to offer a tailored mentoring program and gallery space for hire. Juliet has a Masters in Sculpture and Installation Art, Art History & Theory from the University of Sydney.  Her studies in installation art inform her understanding of how art works in space and she is particularly passionate about site-specific artworks.  She has curated numerous art exhibitions, art events and public art projects for local governments and corporate clients. Juliet’s ethos is that life is better with art.

Juliet Rosser
Art Consultant Sydney

PARIS

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De Roussan Art Projects

De Roussan Art Projects relies on their sharp experience and significant curatorial skills as art gallery directors to offer a strong perspective and coherent artistic atmosphere to their clients´ living or/and working spaces.Based on a wide international network, DRAP provides a broad range of artworks in accordance with your budget and cultural aspiration.Living with art is a way to support creation. DRAP ensures the best of their expertise to develop « tailor made » concepts for your company: strategy of collection, artistic ograming etc… Because working alongside artworks allows your company to anchor in the present, each project is unique and reflects your company’s vision. Whether you wish to create a personal atmosphere, involve your employees or offer an engaging experience to your clients, we build together the perfect strategy

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Art advisors & consultants on hospitality projects

Finnland

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Tiina Koivulahti

Tiina Koivulahti, our partner for RECENART®, the European art research center in Finland. She and her team offer unique on-site, as well as portable, analytical services for the art world. RECENTART built on the infrastructure of the University of Jyväskylä, RECENART® has its foundation in the synergy of experienced art historians and innovative scientists. We provide concrete and unbiased research results about works of art, ceramics and archaeological objects.

Tiina Koivulahti
ART RESEARCH PARTNER - RECENART

New York City

Jody Britt

Jody Britt

Experienced art sales consultant and business driver, responsible for the launch of two fine art photography companies and two private businesses. Motivated, connected and personable, I’m a proven curator in fine art photography developing relationships with over 200 photographers worldwide including leading photographers Terry O’Neill, Mick Rock and Art Kane. My first hand knowledge of the artistic process helps me bring a passion and strong appreciation for all artwork, which translates as enthusiasm and commitment to all I collaborate with. I’ve been able to work closely with the best pop culture photographers worldwide and enjoy marrying their great work with a broad clientele base.

Jody Britt
Art Advisor - Fine art photography

Köln / Düsseldorf

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Desislava Eick

Desislava is an independent art advisor and consultant for tailor-made solutions for art collecting and placement. Her multicultural background and dedication to contemporary art destinations have paved the way for her involvement in creating and promoting innovative international collaborations for the next generation such as interdisciplinary art projects and exhibitions, institutional cooperations, city sister ships, artist residencies and public – private partnerships in the arts sector. Desislava holds a Magistra Artium degree in art history, media science and modern Japanology from Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and brings over 20 years of international experience and networking in the art world.

Desislava Eick
Art Consultant & Advisor

Melbourne

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Catherine Asquith

Catherine Asquith is a highly educated and experienced arts professional. A former Melbourne-based gallerist, Catherine has an academic background in Art History, extensive international travel and residency and, in excess of 20 years working within the Australian art market, and more recently, the Asian art market, across both the primary and secondary sectors. Catherine has curated exhibitions, nationally and internationally; published catalogues; has been invited as a guest speaker for gallery exhibition openings, as well as exclusive corporate events; provided reportage on international art fairs; collaborated with auction houses on selected exhibitions; and has placed numerous artworks with significant institutional and corporate art collections, in addition to private art collections located, across the globe. A former member of the Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA) throughout the tenure of her eponymous commercial art gallery, (appointed State Chair 2010), Catherine is currently a Board Member for the Sydney Art Zone and a member of the Art Consulting Association of Australia (ACAA). Providing bespoke art advisory services, Catherine remains a passionate advocate for bridging the gap between the Australian arts sector and the global art market.

Catherine Asquith
Art Advisor & Consultant Melbourne

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