Michael Findlay was a pioneer of the Soho Gallery scene in New York City, before joining Christies as an art dealer. He then moved to Acquavella Galleries which sells 19th and 20th Century Masters. He wrote a very insightful book called The Value of Art which was published in 2004 and now deals with great artist’s work from Picasso and Matisse to Cy Twombley and Andy Warhol.
Amanda Love is an professional art adviser with offices in New York and in Sydney. She worked as an intellectual property lawyer in Hong Kong, before moving into advising art in the late 90’s. Amanda Love has recently advised the QTHotel Groups on their corporate collection and is working with collectors both corporate and private to acquire museum quality, contemporary art.
Shannan Whitney started collecting art in 2002. He has amassed both a corporate and private collection in the last 15 years which has evolved featuring just Australian artists, to include more international work, from video artists and sculptors, to photographers and installation artists. His vision to align a real estate brand with art has revolutionised his business into a design and lifestyle brand.
Syrian Born artist Ruba Katrib was hired as the curator for SculptureCenter in New York City in early 2012.
This year she has been named curatorial advisor for the Focus section at its annual London fair FREIZE happening in October 2017. In her latest role she is responsible for choosing the emergent artists and emerging galleries to be featured in the art fair’s FOCUS quadrant.
Mehwish Iqbal is an Australian artist. She studied painting at National College of Arts Pakistan, graduating in 2002 and lived in Dubai for three years before moving to Australia to do her Masters of Fine Arts (printmaking) at University of New South Wales. In 2016 she won a residency at Parramatta Artist’s Studio and became a finalist in 64th Blake Prize. She has previously shown work at the Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair and will this year be taken to Art Central Hong Kong ahead of her solo show opening 9 March 2017 at of .M Contemporary who represent her in Australia.