Meet our Art Insiders
We work with independent art experts around the world
Head of Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary
Sarah Martin is Head of Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary in Margate. Over the 10 years she's been with Turner Contemporary, Sarah has worked on projects, exhibitions and commissions with renowned artists, including Daniel Buren, Alex Katz, Edmund de Waal and Laura Ford. Sarah has also worked for Camden Arts Centre and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
Artist, Turner Prize Nominee
Richard Wilson is one of Britain’s most renowned sculptors. He has been nominated twice for the Turner Prize and has represented Britain in the Sydney, Sao Paulo, Venice and Aperto Biennial, plus the Yokohama and Aichi Triennal. Richard has exhibited widely nationally and internationally for over 40 years and has made major museum exhibitions and public works in countries as diverse as Japan, China, Hong Kong USA, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Australia and Iraq. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 2006.
Director and Chief Curator of the David Roberts Art Foundation
Fatoş Üstek is a London-based curator and writer. She has previously curated miart Talks 2018, Milano; Art Night 2017, East London; and fig-2, 50 projects in 50 weeks, 2015, ICA Studio, London. Üstek is chief-juror for the Celeste Prize 2017, jury for the sculpture section at the 2017 Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice. She is founding member of Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA); Art Nights Trustee, member of Block Universe Advisory Board, member of AICA UK, and ICI Alumni. She curates, lectures and publishes internationally.
Deputy Editor of the Financial Times How To Spend It
Beatrice Hodgkin is Deputy Editor of the Financial Times How To Spend It magazine. She joined How To Spend It after a 4-year stint as Culture Editor at Conde Nast's Easy Living magazine. Beatrice has also published several books, the most recent being 'Affordable Contemporary Art: a Guide to Buying and Collecting'.
Artist, YBA Group
Gavin Turk is a British born, international artist. He's pioneered many forms of contemporary British sculpture now taken for granted, including the painted bronze, the waxwork, the recycled art-historical icon and the use of rubbish in art.
Antony Micallef is a British artist who’s recognised as one of the finest painters in contemporary art today. He was tutored by the great landscape painter John Virtue, who was taught by renowned post war painter Frank Auerbach. Antony has exhibited in group shows at the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy and Tate Britain. His work is held in collections around the world.
Editor in Chief and Founder of After Nyne Magazine
Claire Meadows is Editor in Chief and Founder of After Nyne Magazine, one of the UK’s best-regarded coffee table arts publications. She is a regular commentator on BBC Radio Oxford and writes on arts/social issues for the Huffington Post. She’s also a published poet.
Touria El Glaoui
Founding Director of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Touria El Glaoui is Founding Director of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, which takes place in London, New York and Marrakech every year. She has been named one of Forbes’ 100 most powerful women in Africa, and by New African as one of the most influential Africans in business. She has spoken widely on contemporary African art and women in leadership around the world.
Director of the School of Fine Art and Photography Research Centre at the University for the Creative Arts, London
Jean Wainwright is Director of the School of Fine Art and Photography Research Centre at the University for the Creative Arts in London. She’s an art historian, critic and curator. Plus, she’s an expert on Andy Warhol. Jean regularly publishes books and catalogues, and she’s often interviewed about her work on radio and TV.
Founder of Z Agency and Z Photographic
Ziggi Golding is the Founder of Z Agency and Z Photographic. Her agencies have helped to develop artistic talent across the arts industries since the 80s. Ziggi has worked across art, film, fashion and music - as a creative director for record labels, as an executive producer on films, and as an exhibition curator.
Founder and CEO of Areteos Family Office
Vicky Xu is Founder and CEO of Areteos Family Office, an independent consultancy based in Hong Kong. As a connoisseur of modern and contemporary art, Vicky regularly advises clients in China and elsewhere on art investment. She is a specialist in the acquisition of rare art and masterpieces.
Artist, Turner Prize Nominee
Fiona Banner’s work centres on the problems and possibilities of language, both written and metaphorical. Her work encompasses text, sculpture, drawing, film and installation. Fiona became known for her early written transcriptions of Hollywood war films such as Top Gun and Apocalypse Now. Publishing, in the broadest sense, is at the heart of her practice. In 1997 she started working under the title of The Vanity Press. She has published books, objects, and performances - often deploying a playful attitude and bringing pseudo grandeur to the act of publishing.