Meet Our Selection Committee in Brussels



Stephanie Manasseh

Founding Director Accessible Art & Curator BMW Art and Design Sessions Born and raised in Montreal, Stéphanie received her degree from McGill university and went on to study at Sotheby’s in London. In 1997 she left Canada to live in Europe and in 2007 she set up the Accessible Art Fair with the mission to give a platform to talented emerging and established artists to sell their work to an art buying public. For further information click on the link below:







CarinaCarina De Becker

From Antwerp to Montreal via Amsterdam back to Belgium, Carina has had the pleasure to work with some of the most visionary creative teams within the arts & entertainment industry over the past 20 years. Her favourite creative projects she encountered when she was responsible for the artist support program at Cirque du Soleil but then again, steering the marketing strategies for the Royal Ballet of Flanders definitely got her into 6th gear. Recently she founded Over Here and as marketing specialist she now works to develop the paths of known and soon-to-be known artists and creative companies on the global marketplace. For further information click on the link below: OVERHERE_logo





KSKathryn Smith

Managing director Ampersand House

Originally from Australia where she took her first degrees in Fine Art and Law, Kathryn Smith subsequently moved to the United Kingdom where she took her PhD in Law from Cambridge university. She moved to Brussels in 2011. Kathryn is a qualified art historian and lawyer working as a curator and private adviser to corporate collectors and investors with a focus on art and design. With her husband Ike Udechuku she created Ampersand House in 2011 – a private home and gallery where mid-century design meets contemporary art and creativity. For further information click on the link below: ampersand-house-572







Sophie Clauwaert

Managing director of ArtExpert

Sophie Clauwaert received her degree in Art History from ULB and went on to study Fine and Decorative Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She is now the Managing Director of ArtExpert, a private Art Consultancy company who assists people in the research, valuation, acquisition and selling process of their fine art and antiques. ArtExpert also organizes cultural activities and has a research and consulting service covering all the domains of art. For further information click on the link below:







Antonio Amendola

Founder and President of Shoot4Change (S4C)

Shoot4Change is a nonprofit organization made out of (both pros and amateurs) photographers, designers, artists and other visual communication experts who share part of their time  for shooting  humanitarian reportages for NGOs and raise public awareness on social issues. As a photographer, Antonio Amendola has featured his reportages in many international and Italian exhibitions as well as in many newspapers and online media outlets. For further information click on the link below:

John Volleman

John has been active for a while in the world of arts. He worked for different auction houses in Leiden and Amsterdam and the National Museum for Antiquities (RMO) in Leiden, where he developed an eye for quality and inspiration. He is not unfamiliar to the art market and collects for example contemporary art, Scandinavian design, antique furniture and archaeological objects. Recently John has started in Brussels his own business in art, antiques and design. For a growing group of clients he scans the global art market for works of art, objects, design pieces and antiques. To make a collection more accessible and livable, John provides bespoke solutions in interior design; art and beautiful pieces should be part of your daily life.

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