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Kirstine Roepstorff is a visual artist, living and working in Berlin, Germany. Originally from Denmark. she studied at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark (1994-2001) and Rutgers University, Mason School of Fine Art (MFA), USA (2000).
She mainly works with collages and sculptures. The collages are often large using different material like fabrics, photocopies, cuttings, foils, brass, wood and paper.
Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe and America, including solo exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, CH; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO; The Drawing Center, New York City, US; MUSAC, Museo Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, ESP; Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, AT; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK; Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, DK.
Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO; The Royal Museum of Fine Art, Copenhagen, DK, among others.
Matthias Weischer was born in 1973 in Rheine, West Germany, and is a painter living in Leipzig. Weischer’s works oscillate between abstract and figurative painting. His paintings depict deserted interiors like stage settings that are infused with abstract elements. Furniture, everyday objects and large-scale ornaments stylistically refer to the 1950s and 1960s, and in their collage-like appearance they establish a complex and ambiguous relationship. Since 2007 he has been focusing on drawings and studies of nature and landscape.
Weischer is considered to be part of the New Leipzig School. He studied painting from 1995 to 2001 and received his MA in 2003 from Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB) in Leipzig. In 2002, he was co-founder of the artist-initiated gallery LIGA in Berlin that was run by eleven former HGB students, among them Christoph Ruckhäberle, Tim Eitel, David Schnell and Tom Fabritius. LIGA was closed after two years in 2004. Weischer is represented by Galerie EIGEN + ART (Leipzig/Berlin).
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Director Saatchi Gallery, London
Rebecca Wilson is a Director at the Saatchi Gallery, London. In May 2006 she brought her expertise from 14 years in book and art magazine publishing to the Saatchi Gallery, where she was instrumental in the launch of the gallery's online presence. In 2007 she created New Sensations, a prize for art students which identifies and supports the most exciting emerging artists. The prize is run in the UK with Channel 4. Prior to joining The Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca was editor of ArtReview, and before that deputy editor of Modern Painters.
CEO, Saatchi Online
An innovative digital executive and entrepreneur, Margo is Saatchi Online’s CEO. Responsible for overseeing the vision, growth and direction of the company, she also runs the day-to-day operations.
Margo began her career in the West Wing of the White House where, as a member of the President’s staff, she was responsible for executing everything from Oval Office meetings to Rose Garden ceremonies.
After Washington, Margo spent nearly 15 years as a marketing and business development executive in NYC launching and growing venture backed consumer internet companies as well as working with lifestyle and luxury brands to help develop digital growth strategies.
Most recently Margo was VP, Marketing & Business Development at pingg.com, a Martha Stewart funded venture where she was responsible for development, launch and global roll out of the company. Prior to that, Margo was Vice President of Marketing at CSTV Networks Inc. when it was acquired by CBS for $325 million.
The daughter of one of the pioneers of the fine arts photography business, Margo’s deep appreciation for art and keen eye were shaped by childhood visits to the studios of photographic luminaries including Ansel Adams. The great Yousuf Karsh, George Tice and Paul Caponigro were also among many of the icons she had the great fortune of knowing. It’s no surprise that Margo developed a keen eye and passion for art, something she combines with her digital marketing expertise to lead the growth of Saatchi Online.
Margo holds a BA in Political Science and French Studies from Smith College. She is an inquisitive adventurer, off the beaten path traveler, book worm, tech, art and design lover among other things.