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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.
SM Art Advisory
Stephanie Manasseh created SM Art Advisory as a natural extension of The Accessible Art Fair. Stephanie works with clients seeking artwork for their homes, corporations who are acquiring art for their offices or as an investment vehicle for individual or institutional collections. She has worked on several building projects to source monumental works that embellish the properties and add value to a residential or corporate identity. Stephanie has also worked on several public space projects including two airports. SM Art Advisory draws from a pool of hundreds of artists, from the emerging to the blue chip that she can source from the US, Europe and the Middle East. Based in Brussels and fluent in four languages, Stephanie and her team are available to travel wherever they need to be to help get the job done.