Category Archives: Private Advisory

Markus Mueller

Clients of BUREAU MUELLER include the Museum fur Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt, the Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop, the internet magazine Contemporary And (C&), the ars viva – price of the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V. (Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries) , RAY Photographie Projekte, Frankfurt, Haus der Kunst, MOnchen, the Deutsche Sparkassen- und Giroverband (German Association of Saving Banks), Kunsthalle Wien, and the German Pavillon at the 5ih International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale 2017, and Haus Modrath – Rliume fur Kunst.

Mueller has been part of the team of the Artistic Director Okwui Enwezor at the 561 International Art Exhibition Venice Biannale. Former clients include the German Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennial in 2013 (Ai, Karmakar, Mofukeng, Singh), the German Pavilion at the 541h Venice Biennial in 2011 (Christoph Schlingensief , Golden Lion), The Museum of Modern Art, New York , the National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kiev), the Julia

Stoschek Collection, DOsseldorf, the Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam, the Villa Romana, Florence, Meeting Points 6 (Beirut, Brussels, Berlin), the About Change, Collection, Berlin, the Galerie fur zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig, La Triennale 2012 (Paris), Documenta (13), the Gwangju Biennale Foundation, South-Korea, The Walther Collection, New York , Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, and Jarla Partilager, Stockholm, Berlin.

Before founding BUREAU MUELLER in 2007 MOiier was the Deputy Director and Head of Communication of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. MOiier has been Director of Communications for Documenta11, Kassel, Germany and was responsible for organizing the first four platforms of Documenta11 in Vienna, New Delhi, Berlin, St. Lucia and Lagos (1999 – 2002) . He was also responsible for the overall communicative strategy , the development of the corporate design, and the internet presence of Documenta11. He has worked as Director of Communications for the 3’d and 4th Berlin Biennial (2004 and 2006) as well as Sculpture. Projects in Munster 1997, and the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 1993 (Hans Haacke and Nam Jun Paik). From 1995 till 2002 he was Head of Communication and Curator for Contemporary Art at the Westflilische Landesmuseum in Munster.

Markus MOiier has curated a small number of exhibitions, among others ECM A Cultural Archeology (together with Okwui Enwezor) , Haus der Kunst, Munich 2012/2013, Throbbing Gristle, TG@KW Annual Industrial Report, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 2005, General Idea, General Ideas Editions , 1967 – 1995, KW, 2006, Psychotopes (with Bill Burns, Robyn Collier, Germanine Koh, Benny Nemerowsky Ramsay, Scott Lyall a.o.), YYZ, Toronto, 2003, Gordon Matta-Clark, Food, Westfalisches Landesmuseum Munster, Germany, 1999, Heimo Zobernig, The Catalogue, Westfalisches Landesmuseum Monster, Germany, 1998, Platos Cave, the museum and electronic media, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Hagen, 1994, and as part of the non-for-profit branch of BUREAU MUELLER, solo exhibitions with Fischli/Weiss, Heimo Zobernig, Agnes Martin, Stan Douglas, Jenny Holzer, Peter Roehr, Gunter Fruhtrunk, Michaela Meise, Birgit Hein, Terre Thaemlitz , William Eggleston, Perlon Records, Bettina Allamoda, Albert Oehlen, Ursula Boeckler, and Thomas Scheibitz (2007-2017) .

He has recently co-curated I got Rhythm, Jazz and the Visual Arts at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart running till March 2016 and is working on Improvise NOW!!! a series of concerts , performances, lectures, symposia and an exhibition at Haus der Kunst that run from April 2016 to August 2017 . Mueller is working on Free Music Production (FMP): The Living Music which will take place at Haus der Kunst and Akademie der KOnste in 2017/2018 .

He has published extensively on music and contemporary art, for example interviews with (among others) Mike Kelley, Dan Graham, Renee Green, Christian Marclay, Martin Creed, Greil Marcus, Alex Katz, Jutta Koether, Douglas Gordon, Tobias Rehberger in Make it Funky, Strategies between Avantgarde and Pop in Visual Arts and Music, Cologne, 1999, and interviews (among others) with Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Glenn Branca, Tony Oursler , Jeff Wall and Dan Graham in Dan Graham Works 1965 2000, DOsseldorf, 2002. From 1999 – 2012 he was a regular contributor to Texte zur Kunst, Bertin.

Since 2003 he is a lecturer at the postgraduate Institute for Art in Context at the Universitat der KOnste, Berlin.

This is info on the exhibition of the record label FMP.

These are the books that were mentioned in the interview; Cixin Liu: Death’s End and John Corbett: Microgroove

Pearl Albino

Pearl & CaryAfter graduating from Mary Baldwin College with an Art History / Arts Management degree in 1993, I moved to New York to attend grad school at NYU, with the goal of working at a gallery.  In 1994 I started at Stux Gallery, as the lone recession-special employee, and stayed on for seven years as the gallery wound down the SoHo space, shifted to secondary market artwork sales, and then re-opened in Chelsea.  After that I worked for Peter Freeman, who was privately dealing Minimalist and Pop masterworks at the time, and then became a director of Dee/Glasoe when they opened a ground floor space in Chelsea.  But by 2002, I was ready to work for myself as a private dealer / art advisor — the only way that I could still work in the art world, properly support myself, and lead a sane life.

So for the last 14 years I’ve been helping collectors with whatever they need, buying and selling artworks for them, offering advice and research, being an overall support system.  Most collectors already have relationships with galleries, so it doesn’t make sense for me to insert myself in the middle of their primary market purchases, so I generally concentrate on secondary market works that I’ve privately sourced.  I love working with artist friends directly, but usually only do so when they’re in between gallery representation…  I think of what I do as match-making, and I know that I’ve done my job right when everyone and everything is happy: the buyer, the seller, and the artwork!

My favorite collectors buy art to express themselves, they have a point of view and a visceral response to the artworks — I like it when they’re inspired to learn everything there is to know about the artist, when they are secure in their taste.  I look for that in artists too, it’s a joy when they are comfortable with their obsessions and everything is seen through their personal filter, versus being clever and correct and tasteful.  I’m grateful that I’m able to enjoy a large cross-section of creative people and the patrons that appreciate them.  It’s all I ever wanted growing up as a nerdy little superfan from NJ!


Felix Gonzalez-Torres “Untitled (Last Light)” 1993 24 light bulbs, extension cord, plastic light sockets, dimmer switch Overall dimensions vary with installation Edition of 24


Bridget Riley “Breathe” 1966 Emulsion on canvas 82 x 117 inches

Harald Falckenberg

haroldHarald Falckenberg, born 1943, is President of the Kunstverein in Hamburg since 1998. He has studied law in Freiburg, Berlin and Hamburg and worked since 1979 until 2014 as CEO, now as board member for a company in the petrol business. Since 1987 he is honorary judge at the Hamburg Constitutional Court. His worldwide renowned collection of contemporary art which comprises over 2000 works, e.g. by John Baldessari, Richard Prince, Martin Kippenberger and Thomas Hirschhorn, is shown on 62,000 square feet in a former factory building in Hamburg. In 2008 Falckenberg was appointed professor for art theory at the Academy of Art in Hamburg. Since 2011 the collection is shown in partnership with the recommended exhibition house Deichtorhallen Hamburg. Falckenberg has written numerous essays on art and artists which are collected in the anthologies „Ziviler Ungehorsam“ (Civil Disobedience), 2002, and „Aus dem Maschinenraum der Kunst“ (From the Engine Room of Art), 2007. He was honoured with the Art-Cologne-Preis (2009) and the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award (2011).

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The Falckenberg Collection building , located in Hamburg-Harburg.


Jon Kessler´s “The Palace at 4 A.M.“, 2005/2006


Jonathan Meese´s “Das goldene Skelett; (Der Sektenmensch starb) Koma/Roulette / oder Casino Royal (Goldenes Skelett)“, 2000.

INVISIBLE-EXPORTS / Risa Needleman / Benjamin Tischer


INVISIBLE-EXPORTS was founded by Risa Needleman and Benjamin Tischer in 2008 on New York’s Lower East Side, with over 30 years in the art world between them. 

Located on 89 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002. Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 6pm or by appointment

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CL Install 1

Jessica Backus

2015-10-jessica-backusJessica Backus is the Director of Learning and The Art Genome Project at Artsy. The Art Genome Project is an ongoing study mapping the characteristics that connect the world’s artists and artworks. There are over 1,000 of these characteristics, including art-historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities. The Art Genome Project is used by collectors, art advisors, curators, writers, students, teachers and the general public to learn about, discover and collect art. Artsy makes these categories available via an open access github repository and at

Prior to joining Artsy in 2011, Jessica worked in special projects and client services at Phillips in New York, a boutique auction house specializing in modern and contemporary art. From 2006 to 2010 she served as associate director of the gallery Peres Projects in Berlin. Jessica holds a B.A in comparative literature and society from Columbia University and an M.A. in art history from Hunter College, where her research focused on post-war German art. She has written, translated or edited publications for the Neue Galerie, the Fondation Beyeler, Steidl Verlag, The New German Review (forthcoming), and many others. Recent talks include “‘Real Modern Art’: Werner Tübke and the Question of Modernism,” Reassessing East German Art: 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Iowa State University, Ames IA, September 2014; and “Postmodernism, Allegory and Vergangenheitsbewältigung in Werner Tübke’s Life Memories of Dr. of Law Schulze,” College Arts Association 102nd Annual Conference, Chicago, February 2014.


A sample of categories in The Art Genome Project on


A page for gestural art on, generated by The Art Genome Project

Edward Tyler Nahem


photo: Wolfgang Wesener

Edward Tyler Nahem is a New York City based art dealer, theater and film producer.

His eponymous gallery is located on West 57th Street in New York City and specializes in Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary art. Originally founded more than thirty years ago, the gallery has developed an international reputation for exceptional monographic and thematic exhibitions.

The gallery’s profile has been further honed by its annual participation in prestigious international art fairs: Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Frieze Masters London, ARCO Madrid, Abu Dhabi Art, and beginning in 2015, Art Basel Hong Kong.

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine At was originally located in a townhouse on East 66th street in Manhattan and it was in this location that Nahem first became associated with presenting singular artworks by well known artists such as de Kooning, Lichtenstein, Mitchell, Picasso, Richter, and Ruscha, among many others. This reputation has only grown over the past three decades. The gallery has also presented a wide array of exhibitions of work by Contemporary artists and works with Erik Benson, iROZEALb, Andres Serrano, Jose Maria Sicilia, as well as others. According to Nahem “Our role as gallerists is that of stewards of the creative world. Through close client relationships, we are proud to have played an instrumental role in helping build important collections around the globe.”

Nahem is as passionate about his work in the art world as he is about his extra-curricular activities, which are many. For him this means constantly deepening his connection to African and African-American culture, music and social issues.

“From the first moment I heard the unique and beautiful music streaming from coming out of various countries in primarily West Africa, I have had an unquenchable love affair with the region. I have been listening to the music and following the career of Youssou NDour for well over 25 years,” Nahem says. In 2008, he produced the documentary Youssou NDour: I Bring What I Love which traced the Senegalese superstar’s musical career. Nahem has long supported the singer’s decades of activism in fighting malaria (through Malaria No More), speaking out on social issues, and promoting the culture of Africa. A new documentary, Incorruptible, to be released in 2015, chronicles the controversial and at times violent 2011 campaign for the Senagalese presidency with a score and title song by the pop star Akon, who himself has deep roots in Senegal.

Nahem was also a lead producer of Fela!, the Tony Award winning Broadway show and Royal National Theatre hit. After seeing an off-Broadway production of the musical about the Nigerian singer and activist Fela Kuti, Nahem actively worked to help bring the show to Broadway and London. Fela! ran for fourteen months on Broadway, receiving eleven Tony nominations and winning three Tony awards. A love affair with Fela’s irresistible music and courageous story for over thirty years lead to this extraordinary and life-changing experience. “For me Fela was to music what Picasso was to art. With his need to put his art out there at any cost –beatings and arrests included. He was an avatar.” Nahem was instrumental in bringing Fela! to Lagos, Nigeria in April 2011, to Kuti’s people, in an emotional and historic homecoming.

Nahem has strong relationships within both the African diaspora in New York, as well as within the African- American community. With close ties to artists, musicians and cultural figures, he is currently working on several national and international cultural projects. Among these is the afore-mentioned documentary as well as a film based on the New York Times best-selling book Monster by Walter Dean Myers.


Courtesy of Fela! On Broadway, Sahr Ngaujah as Fela Kuti in Fela! On Broadway.

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Courtesy of Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, The Exhibition Joan Mitchell: At The Harbor and In The Grand Vallée at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art

Candace Worth

photo_candaceCandace Worth established Worth Art Advisory in 2001 to bridge the gap between new art collectors and the art world establishment. In the last fifteen years, Worth Art Advisory has developed into a leading, internationally-recognized contemporary art advisory service representing a growing group of diverse art collectors.

Prior to establishing Worth Art Advisory, Worth worked in the Contemporary Art Department at Christie’s auction house, followed by positions at a blue-chip gallery in New York City and an internet-based art consultancy. She has participated in panel discussions and lectures related to the contemporary art market at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Drawing Center, Art Dealers Association of America, and, most recently, at TEDxChelsea.

Worth is a member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors and currently serves on the board of the Drawing Center, the only fine arts institution in the United States to focus solely on the exhibition of drawings. In 2010, she initiated an artist residency program in upstate New York, offering NYC-based artists a unique opportunity to work for extended periods in a spacious, rural environment.

Worth received her bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and studied at the graduate school of Art History at Columbia University. Recently acquired works are pictured below.

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Mary Heilmann, Geometric Left, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 ½ inches

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Chris Martin, Untitled tree painting, 2014-15, Acrylic on oil on canvas, 58 x 49 inches

Suzanne Deal Booth

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Suzanne Deal Booth

Suzanne Deal Booth, a philanthropist, arts advisor and collector, has long been committed to the recognition, preservation and conservation of visual arts and cultural heritage.

A native of Texas, Deal Booth graduated cum laude with a degree in art history from Rice University followed by a Master of Arts in art history and conservation from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and Conservation Center.  As a work/study student at Rice and NYU, she had the opportunity to work directly under the tutelage of art collector and philanthropist Dominique de Menil. This marked the beginning of a meaningful exposure to sophisticated cultural patronage, and has served as an ongoing inspiration throughout Deal Booth’s career and life. While in NYC, she worked with the artist James Turrell on his Skyspace at MoMA’s PS1, and later assisted on his installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Deal Booth has worked at several notable institutions including les Monuments Historiques, France, The Kimbell Art Museum, The Menil Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museums of New Mexico.  Her post-graduate fellowship, funded by the Kress Foundation, took place at Centre Pompidou, Paris, where she restored important 20th century paintings for the museum’s permanent collection.

Suzanne Deal Booth is the Founder of The Friends of Heritage Preservation (FOHP) and has served as Director since 1998. The charitable organization has successfully participated and contributed to 60 preservation and conservation projects around the world.

Deal Booth currently serves on boards of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Menil Collection, Centre Pompidou Foundation, Ballroom Marfa and The Contemporary in Austin, TX. She is also a member on the Museum Council at The Blanton Museum of Art Museum and the Art Committee of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Deal Booth also served as a gubernatorial appointee on the board of the California Cultural and Historical Endowment for the State of California. In 2001, she and her family established the Booth Family Rome Prize Fellowship for Historic Preservation and Conservation at the American Academy in Rome.

Through Suzanne Deal Booth’s patronage, a Skyspace by James Turrell, Twilight Epiphany, was realized in 2012 on Rice University’s campus in Houston, Texas.

Deal Booth runs the family vineyard, Booth Bella Oaks, in Rutherford CA.

FOHP project Abbey di Cerratte 2014

Friends of Heritage Preservation project: Frescoes of Abbazia di Cerrate, Lecce, Italy 2014

Bella Oaks Bob Irwin 2015

Site Specific installation by Robert Irwin 2015, Booth Bella Oaks , Rutherford, CA.

Stefan Simchowitz


Stefan Simchowitz (born in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 8, 1970) is a Los Angeles-based art collector, art curator, and art advisor. He is a vocal proponent of social media as a legitimate vector for discovering, distributing, and popularizing the fine arts, primarily using Facebook and Instagram as platforms for self-promotion, discovering new artists, and endorsing those he already manages.

Simchowitz believes that conversations on social media hold a degree of influence over the artworld comparable to other canonical forums for artistic discussion and legitimization, including art reviews written by critics for key publications. Supporters see his method as concerned with diversifying the number of systems which recognize and produce credible artists. A number of them, including, but not limited to Sterling Ruby, Oscar Murillo, Lucien Smith, Petra Cortright, Zachary Armstrong, Kour Pour, Jon Rafman, and Mark Horowitz have all been advised by Stefan Simchowitz. In November 2015, he was ranked #95 in Art Review Magazine’s POWER 100, a list of 2015’s “most influential people in the contemporary artworld.”

Princess Alia Al-Senussi

Portrait ShotPrincess Alia Al-Senussi graduated Brown University Magna Cum Laude in 2003 with a double concentration in International Relations (honors) and Middle East Studies. Alia holds an MA in Political Science from Brown University (2004) and an MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society from the London School of Economics (2005). Alia is studying towards her PhD with Professor Charles Tripp at SOAS (London) in the field of Middle East politics, focusing on the nexus of politics, national identity and art & culture.

Alia is an active member of the contemporary art world, with a special focus on arts and culture in the Middle East, holding a variety of non-profit board and committee positions as well as taking an active role in promoting young patronage of the arts in London, and collecting in the Middle East. The majority of the philanthropic work Alia does is through chairing/ founding/ running museum patrons groups.

Alia is Chairman of the Tate Young Patrons (and representative to the Tate Patrons board), co-chair of the Parasol Future Unit and founding International Co-Chair of the Chinati Foundation Contemporaries Council as well as a member of the Committee for the Serpentine Gallery Future Contemporaries group. Alia is a founding member of the Tate Committee for Middle Eastern and North African Acquisitions, the Board of Patrons of Art Dubai, the Board of 1:54 The African Art Fair, and the Middle East Circle of the Guggenheim. Alia is a member of the board of trustees (the Council) of the Institute of Contemporary Arts London. Alia sits on the Board of Trustees for the Global Heritage Fund as well as their partner organization in the UK. Amongst Alia’s professional commitments, Alia works as the VIP Relations for the Middle East for Art Basel and an Executive at Generation Three Family Partners, a multi-family office based in London and Zug, Switzerland, as well as a liaison to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars for their art and sponsorship activities in the Middle East and an ambassador to Farfetch.


Manal Al Dowayan: I had no wings Dubai 2015.


The new space for the Delfina Foundation in London’s Victoria, conceived by local architecture practice Studio Octopi and Cairo-based Shahira Fahmy

Cornelia Lauf


photo by by Fritz von der Schulenberg.

Cornelia Lauf completed her doctorate in art history at Columbia University, and was on the curatorial team of the Guggenheim Museum before departing on a now thirty-year career as an independent curator and art historian.  Her specialty is artists’s contracts, the artist’s book, custom commissions, and the relation of art to craft. 

She has founded organizations such as Material Culture, Décor, Camera Oscura, Three Star Books, GoldenRuler, and,

Lauf has recently completed a 2-year stint for the European Union/Creative Europe Grant, working on the interface between artisanal glass and design and art practices,  She is married (twice!), and has two daughters. 


Kenneth Lum, Maze, 2015, Study for Carpets Designed by Artists/ Goldenruler for Equator Studios


Water glass, Gianni Seguso for Tristano Di Robilant / Glassware

Karen Boyer

boyer_headshotAs an aesthetic pursuit or as an investment, art collecting is an adventure. Elements in Play and its founder, Karen Boyer, specialize in Post-War and contemporary art, collaborating with clients at all levels of experience to make exploring and collecting fine art as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

Educating, inspiring, demystifying and guiding are all a part of the Elements in Play experience, and Karen’s approach is highly personal. She is eager to introduce novice collectors to the art world through private consultations and gallery tours, or to help those who are more experienced refine their collections, search more efficiently and care for their artworks meticulously.

As she educates clients about today’s art market, Karen encourages them to find works and styles they respond to. And as their tastes refine, she researches and explores their areas of interest to bring them together with art they love and can collect with confidence.

Karen’s lifelong love of art has given her an extensive and varied network of connections, from galleries and museums to artists and other collectors, offering clients increased access to top-quality and rare artworks worldwide. She stays at the forefront of her field through regular attendance at national and international art fairs, including major shows in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London, Paris and Basel, Switzerland. And her days involve regular conversations and interactions with galleries, auction houses and top art world professionals.

Karen has assisted clients in buying or selling works by promising emerging artists and by many well-known artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Sol LeWitt, Takashi Murakami, Ghada Amer, Fred Tomaselli, Yayoi Kusama and Marilyn Minter.

Barry N. Neuman


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Barry N. Neuman is an art dealer, writer, lecturer, and independent curator, based in New York.

He is the director of Modern Culture, a visual arts enterprise, specializing in the exhibition and sale of works by a selection of contemporary artists on the primary market and the sale of works, produced from 1956 to the present, on the secondary market.  Mr. Neuman also had been associate director and registrar of O. K. Harris Works Of Art, New York, and gallery director of Pietrasanta Fine Art, New York.

Mr. Neuman had been the New York editor of the online edition and an associate editor of the hard copy edition of “Boiler,” an art/fashion/culture magazine that had been based in Milan.  Works of his published in “Boiler” include interviews with Matthew Antezzo, Carles Congost, Christian Flamm, Graham Little, Victor Rodriguez, Lisa Ruyter, and Gordon Terry; a review of a Marilyn Minter exhibition; an article about the inauguration of Dia:Beacon; and a remembrance of the late Colin De Land.

Additional published works by Mr. Neuman include a museum exhibition catalogue essay for Lance Richbourg, Butler Institute Of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; gallery exhibition catalogue essays for Daze and Victor Rodriguez; articles in “powerHouse” Magazine; an essay for the newspaper of MiArt, the Milan art fair; and a pictorial report for “ Magazine.”

Mr. Neuman has delivered guest lectures at studio art and visual arts administration courses at New York University, as well as lectures at Norton Center For the Arts, Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, and Nielsen & Bainbridge’s framing industry conference, Atlanta.  He has, as well,  guest-curated group exhibitions at Team Gallery, New York, and La Panadería, Mexico City.

Mr. Neuman had participated in the Internet Committee of the”I ❤ New York” benefit project, and he has helped to organize visual-arts-related events for Binghamton University alumni in New York.

Mr. Neuman received a M. A. in visual arts administration from New York University and a B. A. in biological sciences from the State University Of New York At Binghamton.

Sue Stoffel

sue-200x300Knowledgeable and articulate, Sue Stoffel brings twenty-five years of professional art experience and market expertise to the contemporary art world. She is deeply qualified to engage participants in experiences by which they gain deeper knowledge of contemporary art, discover trends in the art market, and develop the understanding of art in an historical context as well as in terms of its relevance to today’s world.

Sue Stoffel has long been involved with a broad range of New York’s visual arts institutions in a variety of roles:  patron, trustee, event planner, fund raiser, docent, educator and board development consultant. True to her belief that Individual, Corporate Sponsorships, Foundation Grants and Government Funding are the four cornerstones of successful fundraising, her board memberships have included the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Creative Time. She has also been a longstanding member of the Contemporary Art Council of the Museum of Modern Art in NY. Sue holds an MA in Arts Management from Columbia University and was curator of a corporate collection focused on photography from 2005-2008. In March 2010 Sue curated a show on photography and mental illness called “Eye of the Mind” at the Fountain Gallery. In 2011 she served as Auction Director of the Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art and as the Administrative Director of the UNTITLED art fair in Miami Beach in 2015. She was also a guest lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, specializing in Minimalism, Donald Judd and Marfa.

Since 2005 Stoffel, has been working extensively with private collectors from all over the world in acquisition, sales and collections management.

Fluent in German and French, Sue has a global interest in emerging artists and  passionately supports their work. She is a respected figure in the contemporary art world and remains current with the ever-evolving venues for new art. Sue lived in Europe for  twenty years, before returning to NY in 1998. While there she founded the Contemporary Art Council at the Kunsthaus Zurich in 1995, which offered a select group of art collectors guided tours through the contemporary art fairs in Europe and the UK , such as Frieze, Basel, ARCO, and Berlin.  Members also were introduced to many private collections throughout Switzerland. Other trips offered by her council included the opening festivities at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Beyeler Museum in Basel. Learn more by visiting her website here.

Robert VanderBerg


Robert VanderBerg’s primary interest in the arts is to engage the broadest possible audience by presenting artworks in public, often unexpected, places. He has had the opportunity to do this through roles at Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity; Pearl VanderBerg Wagner, a public art consulting firm; Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau; and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada, where he is the Archivist/Curator. Robert has produced over 40 exhibitions since graduating from York University’s Graduate Programme in Art History in 2007. These projects have been presented in iconic places such as the Winter Garden in New York and in Toronto in the Allen Lambert Galleria, Union Station, TD Centre, Trinity Bellwoods Park, and many hidden alleys. The audience he sought to engage in those places was not one that would choose to go to a gallery, but rather one composed of people travelling their typical, everyday paths. Robert is committed to using unique venues for presenting art and forming new models for funding its creation.

Now at the National Arts Centre, Robert has the unique opportunity to meld his art world experience with the information management training he received through the Master of Information program at the University of Toronto. In the role of the archivist, he manages a varied collection of costumes, props, production materials, and corporate records. As the curator, he oversees a works of fine art that were commissioned for the opening of the Centre in 1969 and then collected over the years following. Currently, the National Arts Centre is undergoing a major architectural rejuvenation that will see it reoriented towards the city and become more welcoming to the public during all hours of the day. This new future for the Centre offers many possibilities for Robert to utilize his approach to presenting art projects to a broad audience. See more on the follwoing links – David Rokeby, Long Wave, Toronto, Heather Nicol, Soft Spin, Toronto and New York, Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau, National Arts Centre, Ottawa.

Interview conducted by Kristen Fahrig for Lives of the Artists.