OUR COMMUNITY

We are a community of art and culture professionals focused on ensuring that Future Fair remains committed to the mission of supporting the advancement and sustainability of galleries. 

Our Team

Rachel Mijares Fick,
Co-Founder

Ms. Mijares Fick, an art fair professional, has a proven track record for producing, marketing and scaling international art fairs. She has 12 years of art world experience, the majority of which focusing on art fair clients internationally. Over the course of 18 fairs, she has worked closely with galleries, institutions, artists, and brands.

 

Rebeca Laliberte, 
Co-Founder

Ms. Laliberte is the co-founder and director of Art Browsers, an independent art advisory firm based in New York City that connects a new generation of collectors to the increasingly expansive contemporary art world. Born in Norway and raised in Malaga, Spain, she brings over 11 years of experience in working within the art industry, including a front of house role at Gagosian Gallery London, as Director of Beers London, and Project Manager of Stockholm Art Week.

 

 

 

Polina Gordovich,
Communications and Audience Growth Manager

Gordovich oversees marketing, communications, and content development on Future Fair's digital accounts. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, she is now based in New York City. She has previously worked at Hauser & Wirth and Christie’s. Polina received a BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Classics from Columbia University. She enjoys studying French and playing squash, as well as playtime with her Boston Terrier.

 

Blake Daniels,
Production Manager

Daniels manages fair operations and logistics, coming from a background in art fair production, gallery art fair management, and as an art preparator. An active artist, Daniels has exhibited internationally at Beers London, London, UK; Blank Projects, Cape Town, ZA; Room, Johannesburg, ZA; Canwood Gallery, Herefordshire, UK; Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, USA; Monfai Arts Centre, Chiang Mai, THA and Assembly Room, New York, USA. He is the recipient of the Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received his Masters in Fine Arts through the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He lives and works in the Bronx, NY.

 

Advisory Board

Susan and Michael Hort, based in New York and New Jersey, have been passionate collectors of contemporary art since 1985. They are also the founders of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, an organization which gives grants to emerging artists and support for individuals suffering from cancer so someone is with them during treatment in hospitals. The foundation honors the joyful life of Rema Hort Mann.

Amani Olu is a serial entrepreneur, having founded Olu & Company and IMG SRVR. He is also co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation and Detroit Art Week.

Danny Baéz is a Quisqueya born, NYC-based cultural producer and curator. He is Director of REGULARNORMAL, one-half of the founding duo behind Puerto Rico’s premier art fair MECA, co-founder of ArtNoir, a member of the Young Collectors Council of El Museo del Barrio, and a member of The Independents of ICI (Independent Curators International), and is a external affairs representative for Gavin Brown Enterprise.

Julia Haney Montanez is a design curator, writer and entrepreneur based in New York. Haney Montanez is the Curator At Large for the Architectural Digest Design Show and the co-founder of The Design Release, a design industry resource for finding global art and design events.

Dexter Wimberly is an independent curator and entrepreneur who has organized exhibitions with galleries and institutions throughout the world, including The Third Line in Dubai; Contemporary Art Museum CAM Raleigh in North Carolina; The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco; Koki Arts in Tokyo; and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Wimberly is the Founder & CEO of ART WORLD CONFERENCE.

Steve Shane is an art historian and art lover whose passion for art began as a teenager in a Detroit suburb. His art collection, a side effect of his passion, has led him to be a staple figure in the contemporary art community. Shane is often found visiting galleries, alternative spaces, artists’ studios, art fairs, museums, collectors’ homes and attending and presenting lectures and panel discussions. He frequently hosts art salons a la Gertrude Stein in his home.

Liv Vaisberg is a French born, Rotterdam based leader in the European art world. She is the founder of the performance art platform A Performance Affair, the Brussels design fair Collectible, and was the first director of Independent Brussels. Today she also runs the Liv Vaisberg Office for Art & Design, a cultural agency advising institutional, commercial and private art projects on strategies and development.

Monique Long is a writer and independent curator living in New York City.

Sara Maria Salamone is a photographer and curator based in Queens, NY. Salamone founded Mrs. with her husband, Tyler Lafreniere in September 2016. The gallery showcases contemporary artists, offering a new platform for emerging, under represented and mid career artists.

Emily Davidson is a Brooklyn based artist, curator and associate director for CANADA, an artist-run gallery.

Michael Elmenbeck is a Stockholm based collector and co-founder of CFHILL, Scandinavia’s leading art space and art advisory. He is also the founder of Bon Magazine, co-founder of Stockholm Fashion Week and co-founder of Studio Bon, a global communications agency with clients including H&M, Absolut Vodka and COS.

Allison Rodman, a leader in cultural PR is the principle at Allison Rodman Relations. She is the former head of communications at Gladstone Gallery, MoMA PS1, and The Armory Show.

Deborah Harris, a Lisbon based art patron, has over 30 years of experience in the art world. Most recently she was Deputy Director of The Armory Show art fair in New York. She created the Modern section of the fair in 2009 and helped launch Art Platform Los Angeles in 2011.

Shahdeh Ammadi is the Director of Institute Relations at the Gemological Institute of America. Ammadi’s commitment to arts and design spans over her career as a development professional at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Ammadi is an avid collector of contemporary Middle Eastern art. She currently resides in San Diego, California. 

Chi Hang Wong (B) is a Hong Kong-based collector who has supported many exhibitions in Asia, including Beautiful Girl's Art History (2019) at the National Taipei University of Education Museum and All the Rage (2018) in Taipei. 

 

Design Team

DoThings NYC is a brand experience design company. They partner with clients to help them connect with their audiences through outstanding products, experiences, and environments with unique design “with a point of view” approach. DoThings NYC has worked with a range of high-profile clients across several industries, including Corcoran, Related, Lancôme, L’Oréal Paris, Zac Posen & Zaha Hadid.