These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, hand picking 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.
Kelly Nyland is a pioneer leader who has introduced emerging tech products to mass market through play. She has launched leading consumer brands in drone, robot, music, and wearable tech categories. Her executive roles span international marketing, sales and experience design.
In her role at Snap Inc (the parent company of Snapchat), Kelly was responsible for the global marketing and sales launch of Snap’s newest consumer product brand, Spectacles. This release championed a playful advertising campaign and temporary pop-up kiosks which garnered international curiosity and was recently awarded 6 Cannes Lions awards at this year’s Cannes Festival.
Currently, Kelly is the CEO & Founder of a new LA-based company, set to launch early 2018.
Graffiti was the first way André Saraiva made his mark on the world. He was born in Sweden and grew up on the outskirts of Paris, tagging his name on the neighborhood’s walls as an urgent declaration of his existence. His works have been shown in museums and contemporary art galleries around the world, with a monumental wall of tiles installed in Lisbon in 2016. Now an established hotelier, restaurateur, and nightlife pioneer, Saraiva has never put away his spray can. In fact, he sees every one of his many ventures as part of the same irreverent lifelong art project. One that he always approaches with a wink—just like his iconic graffitied alter-ego, Mr. A.
Bettina Korek is a Los Angeles-based producer, creative entrepreneur, and founder of ForYourArt. In the spirit of Los Angeles, ForYourArt (FYA) is a nimble, non-hierarchical, and independent public practice. FYA is always evolving, and embraces the freedom that comes with eluding narrow definitions. FYA functions as a fluid platform and network for the production and distribution of artists' work as well as the advancement of a spirit of patronage. FYA is known for its weekly publication, Plan ForYourArt – a trusted resource for discovering art across Los Angeles that covers museums, independent organizations, galleries, lectures, performances, and publications. Korek also has a consulting practice, contributes regularly to art and lifestyle publications, and is the special projects editor of Surface magazine. She is a member of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and serves on advisory boards for SPArt and School of Doodle. Korek is a graduate of Princeton University.