Stephanie Manasseh is a quadrilingual Canadian entrepreneur in the arts and curator. Stephanie left her native Canada to settle in Europe in 1997. She has always been passionate about giving a high-end platform to underrepresented artists. Stephanie is the founder of Accessible Art Fair, which offers underrepresented artists an opportunity to network and exhibit their work in upscale environments. Stephanie works with a jury comprising of leaders in the art world to help select the highest caliber of artists. ACAF has been organized in several other cities including Antwerp and Tel Aviv, and she recently launched the fair in New York City.
Stephanie was responsible for developing and implementing the Art & Design Sessions for BMW in Belgium and has featured 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 and recently with the Bicester Shopping Collection. 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. Launching SM Art Advisory over 10 years ago, Stephanie offers her expertise to clients looking for art to suit their commercial or private properties.
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.
“Stephanie can curate an art collection for you to enjoy in your home and workspace. I am delighted with her support to build a cohesive and unique art esthetic for my home.”
Jennifer Cain - Head of Market Access, Region Europe at Roche
As a curator, Stephanie can help clients choose works to suit any environment in a cohesive and comprehensive manner. Stephanie has a pool of hundreds of artists and understands aesthetics to put together a collection that works for the client be it a residential, hotel or commercial environment.
Stephanie's extensive experience working with brands and event organization makes her a perfect project manager for arts and culture projects, large- and small-scale projects.
Stephanie works on a consultancy basis and can help clients choose the perfect works for their environments.