Simon de Pury and Kenny Schachter at the Kunsthalle Zurich, June 8, during Zurich Art Weekend talking about new models in the art world, including Accessible Art Fair. Stephanie Manasseh, ACAF founder and director was present at the event.
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 emerging 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.