About

A boutique company focusing on equal parts collaboration and strategy. Our mission is to produce an interactive platform for artists, businesses and collectors to engage and motivate each other through curating and advising.

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Team

Modou Dieng | Curator

Modou Dieng was born in Saint-Louis, Senegal. He is a multidisciplinary artist and curator exploring the symbolic and mythological power of pop culture icons through mixed media and hybrid materials. His work constructs a mural of archetypal cultural imagery filtered through the perspective of a split identity between Blackness and Western Philosophy. Dieng has exhibited internationally and is the co-founder of Blackpuffin a curatorial team based in Chicago. Dieng holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

 

Dorte Bjerregaard | Director

Dorte was born and raised in Denmark. She moved to St. Louis in the 90’s and worked for Nancy Sachs Gallery from 1995-1999. Dorte has over 10 years of experience creating events for art institutions and holds a masters degree in art history and art criticism. She has served on several boards including, the board of Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, the Board of Directors at the Arts and Education Council and is currently on the board of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Dorte worked as executive producer for barrett barrera’s art fairs and curatorial projects in addition to being founding director of its projects+gallery.

Douglas Filiak | Designer

Doug is a graphic designer based in the Pacific Northwest since 2014. Prior to that he spent 14yrs between New York, London, and Los Angeles and continues to collaborate with museums and cultural institutions such as The New York Times, MoMA, The Ford Foundation, and Smithsonian Institute as well as commercial clients: Calvin Klein, MTV, and Virgin. He’s served on the board of directors for the American Institute of Graphic Arts - New York (AIGA/NY) and has a BFA from Michigan State University.

Jesse Siegel | Editor

Jesse Siegel was born in Cancun, Mexico. He is an artist and technologist currently based in the Netherlands. He has interest in language and culture and worked as editor and curator with art projects in the San Francisco and Portland. Prior to that Jesse spent 8 years as program manager and linguist for Sony PlayStation within a global team in Japan, United States and Europe. He has a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and is currently a Master Artistic Research candidate at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

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Consulting

Building, maintaining and growing private/public art collections.
Providing digital inventory base for collections.
Experience in packing, crating, shipping and insuring high end works of art.
Customs clearance work.
Estate management of private collections.
Designing and printing of catalogs and other publications.

Curating

Curating and execution of exhibitions.
Project management, ranging from initial logistics to opening of exhibitions.

 
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