These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, handpicking every exhibiting artist from the hundreds of applications received and ensuring the fair's visitors can buy with the confidence that they are investing in the best of emerging talent.
Mary Rozell is the Global Head UBS Art Collection. A recognized expert on art collecting, she has been an advisor to collectors, artists and estates on strategic and legal issues relating to the acquisition, management and deaccessioning of private art collections.
Donald Johnson Montenegro is a director of the Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, where he handles sales and works closely with a number of the gallery’s artists, including the estates of the Brazilian artists Lygia Clark and Tunga.
Joey Lico is The Cultivist's Chief Curator and Sr. Director of Programming for the Americas. Lico is a Co-Chair of the Executive Committee for the Whitney Museum of American Art and remains on the Advisory Board for NYFA.
Joanne McNeil is a writer interested in the ways that technology is shaping art, politics, and society. She was a fellow at the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, receiving the inaugural Arts Writing Fellowship Award for an emerging digital arts writer.
Peter MacGill is the president of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, which was founded in 1983 by Arnold Glimcher of Pace Gallery, Richard Solomon of Pace Editions, and Peter MacGill. The gallery represents the Estates of Richard Avedon, Harry Callahan, William Christenberry, Peter Hujar, Irving Penn and Garry Winogrand, as well as the work of Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, David Goldblatt, Emmet Gowin, Paul Graham, Josef Koudelka, Richard Learoyd, Richard Misrach, Michal Rovner and Kiki Smith, among others.
Pace/MacGill Gallery strives to disseminate the work of its artists to museums, private collectors and corporate collections worldwide, and has become the leading organizer of transactions to place major private collections and/or archives into public institutions.
MacGill was the director of LIGHT Gallery, New York, and graduated with a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1974 and an MFA from the University of Arizona in 1977, where he was the first student to graduate from the MFA Photography program.
Elizabeth Ferrer is Vice President, Contemporary Art at BRIC, a not-for-profit cross disciplinary organization based in downtown Brooklyn that presents diverse cultural programming while also providing substantial support to artists and media makers. Its contemporary art program is the oldest in Brooklyn. At BRIC since 2007, she has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions, primarily of emerging and mid-career Brooklyn-based artists. In 2014 she launched a major exhibition initiative, the BRIC Biennial, which recently had its second edition in 2016, focusing on Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights-based artists.
In addition to her work at BRIC, she is a leading specialist of Latino art and photography who has curated shows seen at such venues as the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., at El Museo del Barrio and UBS Art Gallery in NY, and at museums across the United States. She has authored books and catalogues published by the Aperture Foundation, the University of Texas Press, and other publishers. Ferrer frequently serves on panels for public commissions of artworks and for artist residencies and grants. www.bricartsmedia.org
With more than 15 years of experience at the intersection of arts, culture, and community development in the public realm, Solana Chehtman is currently the Associate Director of Public Engagement at Friends of the High Line, the conservancy that maintains, operates and programs the High Line park. There, she is responsible for cultivating and engaging New Yorkers through curating and producing free, unique, dialogue-initiating cultural experiences, reflective of diverse voices, and relevant to different publics.
Throughout her career, Solana has worked with different organizations, both in her country of origin, Argentina, and in New York -including Creative Time, the New Museum's Ideas City Festival, Tribeca Film Institute, among others- with the ultimate goal of advancing cultural equity.