Leadership Team

Amelie von Wedel — Founder & Owner

Before setting up Wedel Art Advisory in 2006, Amelie von Wedel worked for various high-profile art institutions and galleries. Amelie graduated with a double Masters in Art History and Economics from Edinburgh and Berlin Universities. As a curator, art consultant and gallerist, she organized the first UK exhibitions of Sam Gilliam and Theaster Gates, and many critically acclaimed group exhibitions including Dansaekhwa and Impulse: American Abstract Art in the 70s, as well as performance art commissions. Amelie has lectured extensively around the world on contemporary art and co-edited a survey book on Chinese contemporary art published by Dumont. 

Closely engaging with each client’s unique profile, Amelie additionally develops meaningful cultural strategies for institutions and international corporations as well as advises on art strategies for property developments. 

In 2009, Amelie co-founded Intelligence Squared Asia with Yana Peel and since 2011 is co-owner and co-chair of Intelligence Squared Group. 

Pernilla Holmes — Director

An art historian by training, prior to joining Wedel Art Pernilla advised top private collections and worked closely with artists at leading galleries. She has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions of both emerging and established artists at key points in their careers including Frank Bowling, Gutai artists, Laurie Simmons, Faith Ringgold and Oscar Tuazon. Pernilla has an MA from the Courtauld Institute and has written extensively on art in catalogues and for such publications as the Financial Times, Newsweek, World of Interiors and ARTnews, as well as giving lectures at museums and colleges.

Pernilla joined Wedel Art Advisory as Director in 2010 and is passionate about bringing clients and artists together to develop larger projects, which have included a performance by Peter Liversidge at The Whitechapel Gallery, a major performance by Ryan McNamara in Hong Kong and Pedro Reyes in London. In her role as Director, Pernilla is also working on cultural strategies for large corporations and major international property and city developments.

Bodil Bjerkvik Blain — Business Development

Bodil Bjerkvik Blain is a social media and marketing strategist who has successfully launched several start-ups and consumer brands, including CRU Kafe. She has a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and has been extensively involved with the art world for over a decade. At Wedel Art she focuses on creatively advising clients on their living spaces, art and design. Bodil writes a regular column for Wallpaper magazine interviewing leading creative forces.

Eilidh McClafferty — Head of Operations and Registrar

Eilidh joined Wedel Art as Head of Operations & Registar in December 2023. Before joining Wedel Art, Eilidh worked in the commercial gallery sector, specialising in works on paper spanning the 16th to 20th centuries. Eilidh has also worked in art market data analytics, conducting research for a market analysis firm.

Eilidh has a MA in History of Art from the University of Glasgow and a LLM in Art Law from the University of York.

Charlotte Chudy — Sales, Research and Special Projects Manager

Before joining Wedel Art in 2023 as Sales, Research and Special Projects Manager, Charlotte worked across the art and design field, first as an Editorial Assistant focused on the development of large-scale photography books at the Aperture Foundation and then as a Designer at the internationally renowned landscape architecture firm, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA).

Moving to London in 2021, Charlotte completed MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute in London and has carried on her passion for art and design history by serving as an editorial and research consultant for clients such as Hauser & Wirth and LVF Landscape Architects.