I am an independent consultant for Gurr Johns, one of the largest, oldest, and most trusted independent advisory and appraisal firms in the world.
I hold a MA with Distinction in Art History and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, with specialization in Contemporary Art, from the University of Genoa, and a MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute, London. My dissertation “The Black Atlantic: Contemporary African Art Diaspora”, a market analysis of mid-career artists with Afro origins, including Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, Yinka Shonibare CBE, and Kara Walker, was published, as an article, on Cultural and Organisation Journal, Routledge, Taylor & Francis group. I completed academic courses in Emerging Art Markets and Marketing the Visual Arts.
Before focusing my activity on art advisory, I co-founded and directed Brand New Gallery in Milan, listed in the best 500 galleries worldwide as per Modern Painters Magazine. In addition to my role of Sales Director, I curated exhibitions of established and emerging artists, including Nina Chanel Abney, John Currin, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Firelei Baez, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Oscar Murillo, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Jonas Wood, Rose Wylie, Lisa Yuskavage, Allison Zuckerman.
During my years working as a gallerist, I have created and developed an art management software for galleries, collectors and institutions.