BECAUSE WE CARE

ART ADVISORS. CURATORS. ART CONSULTANTS. APPRAISER.

The people behind VELVENOIR consist of art curators, art advisors and consultants specialized in different fields –sharing resources, expertise and long-built relationships with artists, galleries, framers, art handlers and conservation professionals worldwide. 

 

GOBALLY VETTED FINE-ART PROFESSIONALS

Network

Managing Director | Founder

Alexandra Schafer

ART HISTORIAN

Veronika Korbei

Office & Art Research Support

Lünchen

Communication / Marketing Expert

Margot Heinrici

JulesLambe_Gaffer HK
Hospitality Art Consultant

Jules Lambe

InesValle_ArtCurator
Art Curator & Writer

Inês Valle

Catherine Asquith_Art Advisor
Art Valuer | Art Advisor, B.A., B.Litt.(Hons.)

Catherine Asquith

GOBALLY VETTED FINE-ART PROFESSIONALS

Network

Managing Director | Founder

Alexandra Schafer

Alexandra founded VELVENOIR in 2014 and has consulted internationally for over 10 years. By combining her expertise in the hospitality industry with a love of contemporary art and collaboration with like-minded professionals, she has built up an impressive portfolio of private and public art collections. Her passion for contemporary art coupled with her commitment creates unique offerings tailored specifically to each client’s needs while maintaining their own personal style. Through her distinctive perspective and cross-disciplinary approach, she has curated spaces with powerful stories to tell. She is passionate about collaborating on projects which raise awareness of contemporary artists and the power of art to impact our lives. She has built collections for private collectors from all around the world while curating meaningful art collections for hotels and corporations.

– Founded: 2014
– From Salzburg, Austria
– BA in Business, Hospitality & Marketing;
– 15 years of experience within the hospitality industry;
– 8 years of project management experience within commercial projects and events;
– 8 years working within the global primary art market

ART HISTORIAN

Veronika Korbei

Veronika is a trained archivist and art history expert who has worked in both Germany as well as Austria for Sotheby’s, dealing with many valuable pieces from collections all over Europe. She now works as a writer, researcher, and fine-art framer. Since 2018, she advises and collaborates with us on all aspects of framing, conservation, and restoration.

Office & Art Research Support

Lünchen

Communication / Marketing Expert

Margot Heinrici

passionate about contemporary art and communication supports us with her know-how on the communication aspect, to bring our art concepts in all our projects to fruition.

– Joined Sept 2021
– From: Salzburg, Austria
– MA Hons. in Marketing, Controlling, Entrepreneurship
– worked for clients such as BMW; Red Bull, Allianz, Palmers, L’Oréal Austria and McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

JulesLambe_Gaffer HK

Hospitality Art Consultant

Jules Lambe

passionate about sourcing and visiting local artists and artisans to find the perfect art, and accessories for all our hospitality projects since 2017.

– Joined: 2017
– From Bangkok
– 10 years in hospitality with a focus on sustainable art commissions, accessories, and art sourcing from artists and artisans;
– 17 years of commercial art consultancy,
– 55 completed international; hotel brands
– Expert in sourcing local artists and accessories for hospitality brands and clients

InesValle_ArtCurator

Art Curator & Writer

Inês Valle

passionate about curation and bringing emerging talents and established artists from indigenous cultures to all our projects.

– Joined: 2017
– From Lisbon,Portugal
– MA Honours in Curatorial Studies;
– 15 years of experience within the art market (Internationally)
– Production & Art Communication Strategies
– Artist’s management;
– Curator for museums, art biennials, commercial art galleries, and hospitality

Catherine Asquith_Art Advisor

Art Valuer | Art Advisor, B.A., B.Litt.(Hons.)

Catherine Asquith

passionate art advisor and valuer from Melbourne, Australia with international know-how and 25 years of art market expertise in the primary and secondary market.

– Joined 2018
– From Melbourne, Australia
– Art Curation
– Project Management of large-scale art installations
– Procurement Specialist
– Art Historian
– Member of AOAA
– Certified Art Valuer