ACAF’s mission is to offer a platform for artists and designers 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.
Director and Founder
After completing her degree at McGill University, Stephanie left her native Montreal and has been living in various European countries for almost 20 years. She settled in Belgium in 2004 which is where the concept of the Accessible Art Fair was born. Her idea was to give a high end showcase to unknown artists and make them accessible to a discerning audience. Now in its 11th year, Stephanie is proud of how it has developed into a recognisable brand while still offering opportunities to international artists and art buyers. Stephanie has also curated for luxury brands - BMW, Montblanc, American Express - to name a few. Stephanie has also recently been an invited speaker at the International New York Times "Art For Tomorrow" conference, sharing a stage with Marina Abramovic and Jeff Koons, and has participated in a TedX talk.
Co-Director ACAF NY
Madelaine is a leader in the application of quantitative investing methodologies to the art market. A specialist in the intersection of fine art and technology, Madelaine founded Arthena to bridge the gap between traditional art advisors and the next generation of great investors and collectors. Madelaine holds a BA in Finance and a Master’s Degree from Harvard, where she collaborated on her thesis with the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a certified appraiser, she is experienced in art valuation, collector behaviour, and analysis of global art market dynamics, and she has worked with the Directors of the Guggenheim, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Smithsonian Institution
Project Manager BE
Alina started working for the Accessible Art Fair more than a year ago and she is pursuing a professional path in the art world. Cultural Management MA graduate at ULB, Brussels, former scholarship-holder in France and her other MA and BA degrees completed in Romania, she is academically shaped in the field of Communication, Media and Cultural Studies. With a background in the film industry and art market research, she is building her career with devotion, creativity and passion. Always seeking knowledge, she finds that learning from the right people and loving what you do can be truly enlightening.
CAROLINE VAN CAUWENBERGE
Project assistant NY
Caroline has recently graduated a MA with honors from the prestigious Courtauld Institute of Art in London. After completing multiple degrees in Business Economics and History of Art in Leuven, Turin, Rotterdam and London, she’s now based in New York. As a trilingual graduate, Caroline has kickstarted her professional career interning for Christie’s and Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, working as an assistant for David Tunick and Mireille Mosler and co-leading the Ithaka arts festival in Leuven. With her internationally shaped background in both arts and business she is eagerly making an entry in the art world, following her passion and learning from the best.
With eight years experience in corporate partnership building and strategic business development, Clarissa has acquired skills in research, strategy, partnerships and networking. With a BA in Communications and a Masters degree in New Media, Clarissa’s academic background has played a pivotal role in her ability to communicate to partners and foster enduring professional relationships. Working in the Financial Services Sector, she assisted SimArch in expanding its markets and reach globally by fostering partnerships with local players in Singapore, New York, South Africa, and Western Europe. SHe has also worked for UNICEF. Combining her business skills and passion for the arts, Clarissa has joined the ACAF team. With a firm belief in the power of partnerships, she is ambitious in her role to assist the Accessible Art Fair to reach it’s goals through solid, long-lasting partnerships that are both innovative and inspiring.
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 organise 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 firstname.lastname@example.org