Christine Lee is the Founder and Managing Principal of OPENART and Christine Lee Art Advisory, art advisories for private collectors, and corporate and hospitality clients. She has over 10 years of experience in the art industry in various roles including gallery director, curator, senior art advisor, senior project manager, and Vice President of an art consulting firm based in NYC, working on art collections and projects for residential, corporate and hospitality clients. Furthermore, she trained and held numerous positions in international art galleries such as Haunch of Venison of Christie's, Arario Gallery, Martos Gallery, and SUN Contemporary which allowed her to gain in-depth knowledge of the global art market.
She is also an art journalist covering international art news to 3 publications; Art Radar, The Culture Trip and Forbes, writing about contemporary art, Asian contemporary art & investing in art. She holds a Masters in Design from Pratt institute, BA in Comparative Literature, and studied Modern and Contemporary Art, Connoisseurship and History of the Art Market from Christie’s in New York, and Curating from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Dr Thomas Flynn
Dr Tom Flynn is a graduate of the University of Sussex and the Royal College of Art, completing his doctorate at the University of Sussex in 1998. From 1998-2000 Tom was Henry Moore Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, organising an international exhibition on Rodin’s connections with the United Kingdom.
A former journalist at The Art Newspaper, his writing has appeared in numerous international art market publications. He has held board positions with art price data company Invaluable and the contemporary print retailer Eyestorm. He has published widely on the global art market, contemporary sculpture, museology, and art and design history and is an accredited lecturer with The Arts Society.
He was Senior Lecturer at Kingston College of Art from 2010-2017, directing the RICS-Accredited MA in Art Appraisal (Professional Practice) and has taught at Sussex University; IESA (Paris and London); and Richmond, the American University in London.
In 2017 he co-founded with Angelina Giovani the art provenance research agency Flynn & Giovani (FlynnGiovani.com), of which he is non-Executive director.
Frédéric Gonand (PhD, PhD, Hdr, CNU Pr) is a French economist with extensive experience in advising public authorities in different countries and in art economics. From 2007 to 2011, he was economic advisor to Mrs Christine Lagarde, then Minister of the Economy in France (now President of the ECB). Since 2013, he's been professor of economics at University Paris Dauphine-PSL (world ranking: 21st in CRWU, 38th in Shangaï, 1st young university on the world in the Times Higher Education ranking). Academic activities (publications in academic journals, PhD advisor) and consulting activities. Director of 3 Master degrees and 1 Executive MBA. Apart from his PhD in economics, Frédéric also holds a PhD in History of Art (Ecole du Louvre - EPHE), cofounded in 2020 the Executive Master Art Wealth Management and is professor of "Art Markets" at Ecole du Louvre.
Geoff Lowsley has been the Collection Manager for the private art collections of Mr Valentino Garavani and Mr Giancarlo Giammetti (founders of the fashion house“Valentino”) since 2013, managing their significant collection of fine art and antiques across 10 properties globally. He studied Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Durham before starting his professional career working in two London auction houses. He has specialised in collections management through roles in the National Trust, training staff in the London and South East region in inventory work, and at the Courtauld Gallery managing the digital collection and the art gallery’s collection system. He has been a regular contributor to the archaeology magazine “Minerva”, given talks and panel discussions and has provided consultancy for a number of museums, trusts and private collections.
Nico Epstein is a curator, art historian and art advisor with a career-long involvement in art tech. He is a partner and COO of Artvisor, a London based contemporary art consultancy; having worked in the online art space for the past 10 years. Epstein has helped to arrange more than 20 exhibitions of contemporary art throughout Europe, New York and Hong Kong, focussing mostly on artists of his generation. He is currently overseeing the expansion of Artvisor’s technology and the formation of the art collection for the new W Hotel opening in Rome this autumn. Epstein also acts as a consultant for Frieze, organizing bespoke tours for their VIP clients. He has lectured on contemporary art and its markets at Bocconi, The Courtauld, and University College London among other leading universities. His most recent book, an analysis of Susan Sontag’s On Photography, was published on Routledge in 2018. His last course at Christie's Education was New Dynamics: The Digital Contemporary Art World.
Piero Tomassoni is a curator and art critic who works closely with institutions, artists, and collectors. He is an advisor to multiple artists’ estates and foundations. He is the collection trustee and a member of the board of the Fondazione Morra, and acts as sector expert on art and culture for Strategy& PwC. He has curated over thirty exhibitions, regularly gives lectures at universities across Europe, and has authored and contributed to several publications. He holds degrees in Philosophy & Economics and in Law, and he is an English qualified lawyer.
Born in Paris in 1976, Aliki Braine studied at The Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford, The Slade School of Fine Art, London and The Courtauld Institute where she was awarded a distinction for her masters in 17th century painting. Aliki has been a regular lecturer at the National Gallery since 2001 and also teaches at the Wallace Collection, Courtauld Gallery and for The Arts Society. She is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Fine Art Photography for the University of the Arts London. Aliki is also a practicing artist who regularly exhibits her photographic work internationally.
Ben Street is an art historian and writer. He has been a lecturer for the National Gallery, Tate, the Royal Academy, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Christie's Education, among other institutions. He is the author of numerous books for general readers, most recently 'How to Enjoy Art' (Yale University Press, released September 2021) and a contributing writer on contemporary art for Apollo, Art Review and the Times Literary Supplement.
A lecturer in art history and observation, Karly Allen uses drawing and mindfulness approaches to foster close looking and engagement with art. She studied at the Ruskin School of Art (University of Oxford) and SOAS (University of London), where she received a masters with distinction in the art of Japan. Karly worked for the National Gallery for 18 years and was formerly Education Manager for the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace. She has lectured widely for UK museum collections for the past 20 years, including the Royal Academy, Courtauld Gallery, Wallace Collection and the V&A. As co-director of Limina Collective, Karly works with an international team of specialists in art-viewing with mindfulness.
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