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.

Will Stein — Operations Director

Will joined Wedel Art as Operations Director in June 2022. He has been involved in art-world operations for two decades having previously worked for Christie’s auction house, Momart art handlers, Faggionato Gallery, and most recently at David Zwirner London where he was leading the Registrar team.

Will has an MFA in Fine Art Painting from the Slade School of Art, and a BA in Animation from Manchester. He maintains his practice alongside his operations work and is represented by Frestonian Gallery and Canopy Collections.

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.