Head of Department, Russian Paintings Specialist
Aleksandra joined the Russian Art department at Christie's in 2012 having previously worked for a number of art galleries, museums and auction houses in Russia and England. Aleksandra has a strong background in Restoration and Art History having completed her two MAs in Fine Art and Restoration at the St Petersburg Academy of Art & Design and in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London.
Aleksandra is responsible for securing key consignments for Russian paintings and overseas cataloguing, researching and catalogue production for Russian pictures offered at auction and for private sales across the company. Over the past decade Aleksandra has contributed to the phenomenal success of the Russian Art category at Christie’s and has been instrumental in achieving many world record prices, most notably uncovering Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin’s masterpiece Still life with lilac, which was sold for £9.3 million (London, 2019) to became the most expensive Russian painting ever sold in a Russian sale.
Head of Department, Fabergé and Russian Works of Art
Margo joined Christie’s in 2013. She has a strong background in art history, gaining an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, in addition to fourteen years of commercial gallery and auction house experience. Margo has been instrumental in securing Christie’s leading position on the RussianWorks of Art and Fabergé market.
Margo was involved in the iconic sale of the Important Collection of Masterpieces and Imperial Treasures in November 2017, which included the silver rhinoceros automaton and the model of a sedan chair by Fabergé. Most recently, she oversaw the sale of the Duchess of Abercorn's Fabergé collection and the iconic Fabergé masterpieces from the Harry Woolf collection. Her in-depth research and business getting significantly contributed to Christie's lead in this category.
Vice President, Head of Department
Izabela joins Christie’s with a decade of experience in the art world. She was director of the Jan Krugier Gallery for a period of three years, and worked with the gallery for seven. Having lived in Poland for four years she worked at the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, where she assisted in the preparation of the centenary exhibition Warszawa-Moskwa/Moskwa- Warszawa 1900-2000, initiated by Zacheta’s director Anda Rottenberg, with the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the State Tretyakov Gallery.
Izabela, who has a degree in art history and political science from McGill University, interned during her studies in the Drawings Department of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her former roles include working for the United Nations as a media liaison, and performing a similar role in the Unia & Polska Foundation in Warsaw, a driving force in Poland’s accession to the EU.
Head of Classic Art, Asia Pacific
Georgina is responsible for developing the market and taste for European Classical Art across Asia. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2019, Georgina was in the Old Master Paintings department in London. She is also a global Christie’s Auctioneer, taking flagship sales in Hong Kong, New York and London.
Liaison, Classic Art Group, Asia Pacific
Melody is responsible for expanding the market and interest of Western Classical Art in Asia, focusing on the International highlights tour and educational panels in Hong Kong, Taipei and mainland China. She joined Christie’s through the Graduate Trainee Program in 2018, and officially joined Classic Art Group in 2019. Melody was involved in number of major sales such as the Portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the age of 13 in Verona, Leonardo da Vinci The Head of a Bear, and rare manuscripts by Isaac Newton.