Faculty / 课程师资
Faculty / 课程师资
Adjunct Faculty, MA, New York and Online Premier
Maria brings over 25 years of international experience in the art world, first at museums – National Museum of Catalan Art, MNAC, in Barcelona and at the Louvre in Paris- then at Sotheby’s Auction House in London. During her time at Sotheby’s, she gained experience in all aspects of the auction world with a focus on business and client development. She has participated in numerous auctions and worked closely with all Sotheby’s European offices. Maria has given lectures on art market trends at the London and New York Sotheby’s Institute and is a regular contributor to the “Giornale dell’Arte”, the Italian edition of the Art newspaper. She is involved with art charitable organizations and is the co-chair of ArtTable DC chapter since June 2019.
玛丽亚老师在艺术界长期深耕，拥有超过25年的国际行业经验。她起初在博物馆（巴塞罗那的加泰罗尼亚国家艺术博物馆（MNAC）和巴黎的卢浮宫）工作，后来加入了伦敦的苏富比拍卖行。在苏富比工作期间，她收获了拍卖界各领域的工作经验，尤其擅长业务和客户拓展。她参加过数场拍卖会，并与苏富比的所有欧洲办事处保持紧密合作的关系。玛丽亚曾在苏富比艺术学院的伦敦和纽约校区就艺术市场趋势主题进行授课，并定期为意大利版的艺术资讯 "Giornale dell'Arte "撰稿。与此同时，她投身于艺术慈善组织，并从2019年6月起担任ArtTable DC分会的联合主席。
Felix Kwok （郭东杰）
Director, Department of Modern Art in Asia, Sotheby’s
Since joining Sotheby’s in 2012, Felix Kwok has played an instrumental role in promoting modern art across Asia and contributing to the growth of the Hong Kong art market.
In his early years at Sotheby’s, Mr. Kwok was an integral part of milestone events such as Sotheby’s Hong Kong 40th anniversary evening sale, and Sotheby’s Beijing Modern and Contemporary Art sale in 2013.Since 2015, he has spearheaded and curated a number of highly successful themed sales, including “Ineffable Beauty: Sanyu Figure Drawings”, “Movimento Punto”, “Postwar Asian Art”, “Modern Vision”, and more. At the same time, Mr. Kwok also pioneered the Asian art market with works from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Bernard Buffet, Georges Mathieu and Enrico Castellani
When he took the helm in 2020, he refocused the department as “Modern Art, Asia” in line with the vision of officially integrating Western art into Asia, and positioning Sotheby’s Hong Kong onto the global stage of international modern art. This is evidenced by the success of the rebranded Modern Art Auctions which topped the record for Pablo Picasso in Asia and set the world auction record for Chu Teh-Chun and any Vietnamese modern art. Under his leadership, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Modern Art sales in 2021 reached HK$2 billion, leading all auction houses in Asia;
Felix is also an auctioneer of Sotheby’s, taking the rostrum at the 2019 UCCA Gala Charity Auction, and notably in 2022 presiding over the sale of Landscape after Wang Ximeng, an extraordinarily rare work that ultimately selling for the records of Zhang Daqian and any Sotheby’s Chinese paintings at HK$370.5 million.
Felix graduated from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong with degrees in Chinese History and Chinese Literature. Felix is also a regular speaker at educational institutions, including the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Beijing Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and the Hong Kong Tsz Shan Monastery Buddhist Art Museum.