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.

Alberto Rigoni — Sales and Exhibitions Assistant

Alberto joined Wedel Art in 2020. Prior to this, he worked as Exhibitions and Fairs Associate at Mazzoleni Art in London. He has independently curated dozens of solo and group shows in public and private galleries around Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

His varied background includes teaching and freelance journalism. Before moving from the Ligurian seaside to London, Alberto served as Communication Manager at Lucca Comics & Games, one of the biggest pop-culture conventions in the world, and co-founded a couple of cinema festivals. He is also a theatre, musical, and opera lover.

Samuel Inwood — Registrar

Before joining Wedel Art in 2020, Sam ‘cut his teeth’ in operations as Registrar Trainee at Hauser & Wirth, London. There he assisted in the shipping and installation of artworks for a range of exhibitions on and off-site. Sam has held internships at Hauser & Wirth and Scotland’s Eleven 41 Gallery. He received his MA in History of Art from the University of Glasgow.

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.