Award winning technology company Arius Technology is thrilled to announce the appointment of Matthew Hockley Smith as Global Curatorial Director. Matthew will oversee the cultural engagement activity for Arius globally, building relationships with artists and major collections in both the public and private sectors.
This appointment also marks the Vancouver based company’s opening of a new office in London, with Matthew leading the formation and management of this new space Matthew brings over 35 years of experience and expertise in the art world to this position and join ed because of his belief in the company’s technological facilities commenting.
“I have been searching for a credible digital application in the art world for some time Arius’ proprietary technology brings a level of data certainty that has been missing in the effective management of art as an asset class As an industry professional, Matthew’s experience has been incredibly varied. He has spent considerable time with prominent organisations in the art world working with Friends of the V&A, The Arts Council of England, Christie’s and Sales Director at Lisson Gallery before starting his own art consultancy agency.
Th is breadth and depth of expertise makes him adept at responding to client needs and anticipating developments in the art sector He will also continue to develop relationships with museums and galleries within the UK and internationally. Arius’ Co-founder and C hairman Patrick Robinson said Matthew’s positioning within the art world makes him a figure who is keenly in tune with the industry and focused on stimulating its growth.
This aligns him with Arius’ goals primarily, the use of innovative technology to support and maintain an art rich culture globally On the London office Matthew comment ed We have decided to open the forward operations of Arius International in London with the formation of Arius UK Ltd which will operate as the client facing function for the group From London we can service both institutional and private clients within Europe, Africa and Asia.”
Patrick added “W e are feeling very positive about our decision to open our business operations in London. The feedback we have had here from the art community has been so positive that it has driven our business strategy in new directions.”
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