These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, ensuring you can buy from our artists with the confidence that you are investing in the best of emerging talent.
Rebecca Wilson is Chief Curator and Director, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art. She was formerly a Director at the Saatchi Gallery, London, where she was instrumental in the launch of the gallery's online presence. In 2007 she created New Sensations, a prize for art students which identifies and supports the most exciting emerging artists in the UK. Prior to joining the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca worked for 14 years in book and art magazine publishing: she was editor of ArtReview, and before that deputy editor of Modern Painters. She has over 10 years of experience working with emerging artists.
Kate Bryan is an arts broadcaster, writing and presenting television programmes for BBC, Sky Arts and Sky Arte Italia. She has written and presented programmes on a vast array of subjects including Hogarth, Turner, Caravaggio, Dante, French Impressionism and Chinese Art. In addition to broadcasting, Bryan has experience working as a contemporary art dealer. She is now Head of Collections for the Soho House Group.
In 2007 she left her position at the British Museum and relocated to Hong Kong to direct The Cat Street Gallery. Upon returning to London she was appointed as a Director of the Fine Art Society, London’s oldest commercial dealership on New Bond Street. She later led the global contemporary art fair Art15 in London. A regular contributor for The Huffington Post, Bryan has written for the Guardian Newspaper, Time Out London and has published many articles as a freelance writer in Asia. In 2014 she won the Arts and Culture category in the Women of the Future Awards and is now a mentor for young women in the arts.
Lulu Guinness is a luxury British accessory brand founded in 1989, when its then 29 year old creative director and founder produced a forward-thinking briefcase for women.
Since then she has been awarded an OBE by the Queen in 2006 and has seen stores thrive in the UK, Asia and the USA.
Her creations have become cult classics, with her iconic Rose Basket Handbag becoming a permanent exhibition piece in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
British artist Jonathan Yeo (born 1970), lives and works in London and is internationally recognised for his portraiture. He is known for his depictions of iconic figures including Dennis Hopper, Nicole Kidman, Damien Hirst, Malala Yousafzai, and Tony Blair, amongst others.
Rising to prominence in the 2000s as a contemporary portraitist, Yeo became renowned for his paintings of important cultural and political figures. Widely celebrated for both traditional and experimental figurative art, he has explored more conceptual themes in his plastic surgery series and porn collages. He is currently exploring the ways in which developing technology is shaping how we understand and create portraits.
Jonathan Yeo’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, Royal Collection Trust, Clarence House, The Parliamentary Art Collection and The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark.
Elizabeth Fullerton is an art critic and writer. She is an editor-at-large at the cultural quarterly Elephant, a regular contributor to the art magazines ARTnews and Art in America and has written articles for a range of publications including the Financial Times, The Independent and The Guardian. Her first book Artrage! The Story of the BritArt Revolution, the first independent history of BritArt, was published by Thames and Hudson in 2016 and she has contributed texts to several books on art and design, most recently Body of Art (2015) and The Art of the Erotic (scheduled for October 2017), both published by Phaidon.
She previously worked as a journalist for Reuters, where she held a variety of posts, among them foreign correspondent in Mexico and Central America, reporting on culture, politics, human rights and the environment.