Meet Artfinder’s Curatorial Board, an advisory board to shape the future of Artfinder and of the art world.
What will the board do?
Our Curatorial Board is a body of 11 brilliant and diverse art market professionals, reflecting the global nature of Artfinder and here to shape its future. They include our in-house curators Alice Phillimore and Helen Buckley and 9 fine art experts with different expertise in the art world, from gallery owners and curators, to art consultants and art historians. First formed in 2019, the board has continued to develop and grow to better serve our worldwide customer base and artist community.
The board will help support and spotlight more of our wonderful artists through regular curated collections and content, as well as providing mentoring opportunities for artists. At the same time, ensuring we maintain the standards of quality Artfinder is known for and meet the needs of our growing and diverse customer base by introducing new emerging artists as well as showcasing established talent.
Meet our curators
When selecting the board the team carefully considered the needs of our community - artist and customer - and it was important that they supported and reflected our values, mission and everything we are trying to achieve as a b-corp.
Alice joined Artfinder in 2018 as Lead Curator. She has worked with artists, contemporary galleries and online platforms for over 14 years and is passionate about supporting artists. She has a BA in History of Art from Nottingham University and an MA in Arts Management and Policy from Birkbeck, University of London.
Before joining Artfinder as an in-house Curator in 2021, Helen worked as an art consultant for over a decade, advising hundreds of artists and curating art collections for corporations, property developers and luxury hotel brands throughout the world. Previously to her career in art consultancy, Helen worked in the photographic industry and holds a degree in Photography.
Varuna Kollanethu is the Founder and Curator of Ruup & Form, a curated collection of effortless contemporary objects that collaborates with emerging and established makers. Ruup & Form has presented thematically organised group exhibitions for London Design Biennale, Collect International Art Fair, London Craft Week, London Design Festival and London Art Fair. Varuna holds a MA Curating Contemporary Design from Kingston University and a MA Journalism and Public Relations from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.
Alex Heath is the non-executive chairman of Artfinder. He studied History of Art at St Andrews and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has owned and run International Art Consultants since 2006 and has led numerous corporate, private and public art projects both in the UK and abroad. He is co-author of Making Art Work in the Workplace.
Dr Matthew Eve
Dr Matthew Eve is a design curator, writer, historian and illustrator, with a Doctorate of Philosophy focused in History of Art from Christ Church, University of Oxford. He's also a member of the Art Workers Guild, chairman of The Wilfred Josephs Society, and has sat on the committees of both The Children's Books History Society and Imaginative Book Illustration Society.
Juliana and Debra
Juliana Cavaliero met her business partner Debra Finn at university. Ever since, they have been working together to showcase the finest works from emerging, mid-career and established contemporary artists and makers. Cavaliero Finn doesn’t follow fashion or design trends in their selection of work; the emphasis is on originality and craftsmanship of the highest standard.
Richard Kalman is the founder of the Crane Kalman Brighton gallery. The gallery provides a platform to showcase the work of up-and-coming, young British and international artists. Richard also works with emerging young photographers through the annually held Cream Graduate Showcase exhibition, as well as lecturing at universities.
Beulah Van Rensburg
Beulah is the Founder of Van Rensburg Galleries in Hong Kong and Australia, as well as the Artistic Director at The Chateau d'Orquevaux Artist Residency in France. A practising artist herself, Beulah opened a small gallery in Hong Kong and started exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair, which grew locally and internationally into New York art fairs, and then to a second gallery in Milton, Australia.
Krista Scenna is an independent curator and online gallery owner based in Brooklyn, NY. Krista has worked for the ICA in Philadelphia, the Queens Museum, and the New Museum. She is a member of AWAD (the Association of Women Art Dealers) and recently served as a juror for the 11th Biennial Alexander Rutsch Award, the Art Fair14C: The Juried Show, and as guest curator for the Ely Center for Contemporary Art.
International curator and founder of 11:Eleven gallery in Washington DC, Nicola began her early career in the Relationship Management team at Christies Auctioneers in London, before moving on to work in Professional Services for many years before eventually taking the plunge and re-joining the art world. Since then, Nicola has gained her Curating certification at the prestigious Sotheby’s Education.