About Us

 

 
 

ACAF’s mission is to offer a platform for Self-represented artists and make them accessible to a discerning audience. We offer the opportunity to purchase quality works of art and design and meet the creators behind the work.

All our works are carefully selected and hand picked by a panel of experts and we guarantee the quality of the art presented. We are the place to discover great talent!

Purchasing a work of art might seem daunting to some. At the Accessible Art Fair we strive to make this experience as pleasant as possible by removing the barriers between the buyer and the artist.

 

OUR TEAM 

 

 
 
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Stephanie Manasseh

Director and Founder 

stephanie.manasseh@accessibleartfair.com www.stephaniemanasseh.com

Canadian entrepreneur in the arts and curator, Stephanie Manasseh is the founder and director of the Accessible Art Fair. Stephanie left her native Canada to settle in Europe in 1997. She has always been passionate about giving a voice to under represented artists and by bringing together artists and luxury brands. When she set up the Accessible Art Fair in Belgium in 2004 little did she know that the fair would become a recognizable  brand in the art world. Stephanie organized and directed the ACAF in several other cities including Antwerp, Tel Aviv, and recently launched the fair in New York City. Stephanie was responsible for developing and implementing the Art & Design Sessions for BMW in Belgium. She was contracted to create ten sessions, showcasing renowned artists,  designers and photographers such as Xavier Lust, Terry O'Neill, and the late Marc Lagrange. Her expertise in the art world has brought her ongoing professional partnerships with international brands such as American Express and The New York Times, BMW, Montblanc, Tiffany, Alfa Romeo. Stephanie was invited to speak at The New York Times Art For Tomorrow conference in Doha, Qatar in March 2016. Stephanie also did a Ted X talk and recently directed a film about the art fair. 

 

Hadley Powell

ACAF New York Co-Director

hadley@accessibleartfair.com

Hadley’s experience spans from Old Master prints to Contemporary art. She started her career at Christie’s, New York as a specialist in the Prints & Multiples department where she was a cataloguer. Subsequently in the Impressionist & Modern Art department, she worked on the high profile evening sales, where she advised clients buying and selling at auction and assisted in fine art appraisals. Following Christie’s, she moved to Boston and worked as a Senior Product Manager at Invaluable, the online auction and art gallery marketplace, where she focused on the user experience of the desktop and mobile properties. Hadley launched her art advisory business in 2016, where she advises clients and manages their collections. She serves on the Board of Advisors and is the Chair of the Museum Council at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is a trustee of the Massachusetts State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

 

 SALVATORE COSTANTINO

Project Officer

salvatore.acaf@gmail.com

Cultural Heritage BA and MA graduate in Archaeology at the University of Catania he studied the connections of prehistorical fertility rituals with gender and queer theory.

Always willing to combine past and present, he chose the contemporary art world as main field of his professional interest. He studied Economics and Management of Art and Cultural Heritage at the Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore in Milan.

Salvatore's interests are focused on Communication of Contemporary Art and Design and Social Media. Formerly worked in a Communication and PR agency in Milan as press officer.

 

 

ILARIA AUDITORE

Partnership responsible

ilaria.acaf@gmail.com

MA student in International Relations and Public Policy at ULB in Brussels, BA in political science, her main interest is to combine political issue, with culture and art.

Previous experiences with communication and event planning for the Italian Trade Agency and now collaborating with Kanal Store as assistant for sales and supporting Belgian designers exposing their creations.

Based in Brussels since 2017, Ilaria joined our team for her first experience in the contemporary art environment, determined to pursue her future career within the art world.

 

 

INTERESTED IN Becoming Part of Our Team in Brussels or New York?

We are looking for talented, driven and hard working interns interested to help us to organize both fairs in Brussels and New York for three months minimum. Candidates who are interested in gaining experience in the contemporary art world can contact us at office@accessibleartfair.com