Client: Owner/ Confidential
Year: 2017 – 19
Project: Private Members Club
Location: Athens, Greece
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist / client
Scope of work:
_Logistic / Artist Management
_Installation on site
_Text / PR / Event Management
The brief was to develop a concept that enables unique art encounters for HNWI members. They wanted the work of locally based artists to enhance the experience for members and provide the club with the opportunity to host private art encounters and tours.
Art Advisor Anna Chatzinannou, has sourced and curated a variety of locally emerging and established artists to incorporate within the concept of the private members club located in the heart of Athens, Greece.
The addition of the art concept resulted in press coverage for the private members club, increased awareness within the local community, and crucially the bringing together of club members and artists.
Anna Chatzinassiou founded Ach Art Advisory in 2007, identifying the need for a discreet and professional art advisory service, regarding works of modern and contemporary art, for institutional, private and corporate clients. In the framework of Frieze London, Frieze Masters and Frieze NY VIP programme, she coordinates art trips for collectors to the art fairs, including a wide variety of visits to private collections, artists’ studios, museums and galleries. She is also working as an art journalist for the Greek edition of Artnews. Since 2010, she is the chief curator at the members club Salon de Bricolage (Athens). She was responsible for Art Athina‘s (International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens) VIP Guest Relations for international collectors (2015 & 2016).
In addition, Anna Chatzinassiou has curated a number of art exhibitions in art institutions and galleries with more recent: the group exhibition titled “Daybreak” at Art Athina 2018, the group exhibition titled “Creatures of a Day” during Art Athina 2016, the photography and video group exhibition titled “Final Destination” at the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (October 2015 – January 2016), the group exhibition titled “No More Tricks” during Art Athina 2015, the photography exhibition titled “Crossings: Panos Kokkinias – Nikos Markou – Yiorgis Yerolymbos” at the Municipal Art Gallery of Hania, Crete (April – June 2015) and the group exhibition titled “Staging the Domestic” at the Hospital Club, London, UK (October – December 2014), which was inaugurated parallel to the Frieze Art Fair.
Anna Chatzinassiou organized the major part of Costa Navarino’s private art collection in Messinia (2010 – 2011). Furthermore, she was a lecturer in History of Modern and Contemporary Art at Theocharakis Foundation (Athens, Greece) and was the official advisor to the President of the Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Athens (2007 – 2009).Prior to founding Ach Art Advisory, Anna Chatzinassiou worked for several years at Xippas Gallery (Athens – Paris) where she advised a number of private and institutional collectors. Furthermore, she was responsible for VIP Guest Relations at Dakis Ioannou exhibition titled “Monument to Now“, which was held in Athens, Greece (2004). Previously she was part of Sotheby’s 19th Century European Paintings & Greek Art Sales team (London, UK). Her training was gained at the Louvre Museum and the Musée d’ Orsay in Paris where she held various positions.
Anna Chatzinassiou holds a master’s degree in Arts Management from City University (London, UK) and a bachelors degree in Art History from AUP and Sorbonne-Paris VI (Paris, France). She now manages, all VELVENOIR enquiries within Greece and supports clients through the entire art concierge process in collaboration with the global VELVENOIR team.