Intimate Learning from Top Art World Insiders

Designed for artists, collectors, curators, art lovers, and everyone in between.

Collecting, Art Making,
Art Market & Art History

Divided into four themes, Collecteurs Academy's online courses are taught by instructors who are all high-profile figures in their respective fields.

What You'll Learn at Collecteurs Academy

  • The A to Zs of collecting
  • Concepts of creativity and art making
  • Skills for maneuvering in the art market
  • Principles of art history toward appreciating art in galleries and museums
Collecteurs Academy

Meet Our Instructors

Armando Cabral

Collector & Founder, Rialto6
Portuguese art collector and founder of Rialto6, Armando Cabral has been building his collection for the past 15 years.

RoseLee Goldberg

Founder & Director, Performa
Renowned art historian, author, critic, and curator of performance art, RoseLee Goldberg has five decades of experience in the art world. She also teaches at New York University.

Ellie Rines

Owner, 56 Henry Gallery
Ellie Rines has a reputation for discovering emerging artists and placing them on the path to international stardom through her New York City gallery.

Isabelle Graw

Founder & Publisher, Texte zur Kunst
Isabelle Graw is an art historian, critic, and professor of art history and art theory at the Städelschule. Her books include The Love of Painting: Genealogy of a Success Medium and High Price: Art Between the Market and Celebrity Culture.

Fernanda Brenner

Founder, Pivô
São Paulo-based independent curator and writer Fernanda Brenner serves as artistic director for the non-profit art space Pivô.

Isabelle Paagman

Senior Director at Sotheby's
The European Head of Private Sales at Sotheby's, Isabelle Paagman is a key figure in securing international clientele for the auction house.

Andrew Renton

Writer & Curator
Professor of Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London, Andrew Renton has extensive experience and research in contemporary collecting practices.

Tino Sehgal

Artist
Berlin-based artist Tino Sehgal represented Germany at the 51st Venice Biennale and has had solo exhibitions at the ICA London, Stedelijk Museum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst.

Kris Martin

Conceptual Artist
Belgian conceptual artist Kris Martin's creative practice often deals with matters of human existence and its contradictions.

Kathryn Andrews

Visual Artist
American artist Kathryn Andrews creates sculptural works that question the excesses of capitalism and the established art market.

Esther Schipper

Founder, Esther Schipper Gallery
Esther Schipper has run her eponymous Berlin gallery for over 30 years, currently representing 40+ artists such as Pierre Huyghe, Ugo Rondinone, and the work of Hito Steyerl.

Jack Kirkland

Art Collector & Philanthropist
British collector and philanthropist Jack Kirkland serves as Co-Chair of Tate Museum's Photography Acquisitions Committee, and a Trustee of the Bridget Riley Art Foundation.

Hank Willis Thomas

Conceptual Artist
Hank Willis Thomas is an award-winning conceptual artist and a founder of For Freedoms, an anti-partisan platform for creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action through arts.

Lisa Schiff

Founder, SFA Advisory
Art advisor Lisa Schiff's clients range from individuals to corporations, foundations, and institutions. She has advised high-profile clients, including Leonardo DiCaprio.

Ana Sokoloff

Founding Partner, sokoloff + associates
Founding partner at the art advisory firm sokoloff + associates, Ana Sokoloff's high-profile clients collect Latin American and contemporary art.

Daniel Birnbaum

Curator & Art Critic
Curator and art critic Daniel Birnbaum is the director of London's Acute Art and a professor of philosophy at the Städelschule in Frankfurt.

Simon Fujiwara

Artist
Berlin-based artist Simon Fujiwara's works deftly navigate culturally potent topics with enigmatic and surprising approaches.

Mario Ybarra, Jr

Artist, Founding Member of Slanguage
Mario Ybarra, Jr. is a co-founder of Slanguage, an artist-run space in LA that hosts exhibitions, residencies, and programming for the local community.

Kim Gordon

Artist, Musician
Kim Gordon is a visual artist, writer, actor and a founding member of the post punk experimental rock band Sonic Youth. 

Federico Herrero

Artist
Federico Herrero is one of today’s leading Central American artists. His work is strongly influenced by the changing relationship between the landscape and urban structures.

Kenny Schachter

Art Writer, Curator & Dealer
Kenny Schachter is an artist, writer, curator and dealer. Schachter writes a regular column at Artnet, covering the art market and most recently NFTs.

Candace Worth

Founder, Worth Art Advisory
Expert art advisor Candace Worth specializes in bridging the gap between newcomer collectors and the established art market. 

Walead Beshty

Artist
Walead Beshty works with a variety of media to explore the social context of artistic production; how images are created, transported and perceived in the contemporary art environment.

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Curator, Critic and Historian
Hans Ulrich Obrist, the artistic director of Serpentine Gallery, is a highly influential curator who has twice been named "the most powerful person in art" by ArtReview. 

Massimiliano Gioni

Curator, Art Critic, Artistic Director at the New Museum
Gioni is the artistic director of the New Museum and the Nicola Trussardi Foundation. He was the youngest curator of the Venice Biennale in 2013.