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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Introducing Jamie Ford, our newly-appointed Managing Director of Asia Pacific.

By Aimee Morris | 28 Nov 2018

Jamie Ford is our newly-appointed Managing Director of Asia Pacific and she'll be leading Rise Art's expansion into Asia. Jamie has extensive experience in cross-cultural, interdisciplinary management and cultivation. She has spearheaded strategic initiatives in both the US and Greater China. 


Our new Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Jamie Ford.


Jamie's appointment comes as Rise Art looks to expand internationally. Over the last two years, we've hosted a handful of pop-ups and events in Hong Kong. Now we'll be doubling the size of our operations and customer service team to support this growth. 


Matthew presenting a talk on collecting art in the 21st Century. 


Earlier this month, Rise Art CEO Scott Phillips and Curatorial Director Matthew Hockley Smith (above) joined Jamie in Hong Kong to host a number of events focused on the rise of digital platforms and China's place in the global art market.


Discussion during one of the Rise Art events at KEF Music Gallery.


Multiple investors in Rise Art are now based in Asia, including Hong Kong based Entrepreneur and Art Collector Vicky Xu, as well as Derek Collins, Dean of Arts at Hong Kong University. Over the next 12 months, we'll be ramping up acitivties in the Hong Kong region and growing a local team around Jamie. Asia here we come...

Jamie at one of the Rise Art events in Hong Kong earlier this month.


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