Young Visionaries volunteering at the GFAA Award Ceremony Mar 8, 2018
(L to R) Connor Wright, Megan Wright, Alexandra Stanco, Ryan Murphy
Young Visionaries enjoying their premier event – the Official After-Party for the GFAA Award Ceremony Mar 8, 2018
(L to R) Co-Chair Ryan Murphy, Co-Chair Remi Koukou, Benjamin Nadareski
Young Visionaries (“YV”) Mission & Goals
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Remi is the Digital Marketing Manager at Lévy Gorvy gallery in New York. Previously, she was the Events Coordinator at The National Arts Club, where she managed a wide variety of events including lectures, gallery openings, talks, screenings, and cocktail parties for the twelve arts committees. She graduated from Boston University with a degree in Art History concentrating in Modern and Contemporary Art. She has worked in other cultural institutions including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston as well as MoMA PS1.
Jiachen (Chloe) Lu, GFAA Young Visionaries Co-Chair and member of the Marketing Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Lu was born and raised in China. She holds her BBA degree in French language and literature from Southwestern University. As part of her studies, she lived in London and France, and traveled throughout Europe. For the past two years, she has worked with premier galleries, artists and art fairs in New York, and is completing her Master’s degree at Sotheby’s Art Institute. Ms. Lu recently completed an internship at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in their Membership Department.
Ryan manages Corporate Partnerships for Ollie, a national all-inclusive co-living community. After volunteering at the 2017 GFAAs, she was inspired to become more involved in the organization. She is grateful to have combined Ollie and GFAA at the 2018 Gala with Ollie becoming a Cultural Collaborator for the Young Visionaries After Party. With a Theater Studies degree from Duke University and a professional background in event planning, coordinating and execution, she is excited to put her skills, and love of all forms of art, to work within the YV Committee and GFAA community at large.
Nikki Nita Ramirez, GFAA Young Visionaries and Marketing Committees
Nikki Ramirez, a native New Yorker, is currently working as a Development and Global Partnerships, Institutional Giving intern at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). She recently completed internships with The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Cyrus Capital Partners, investment adviser with offices in New York and London, where she assisted with Investor Relations and research.
She studied and worked in Italy as a social media correspondent and art and conservation blogger. Ms. Ramirez is trilingual with English, Spanish and Italian, and is also knowledgeable in French and Arabic.
Ms. Ramirez received her Bachelor of Science in Art Conservation from the Marist College (Florence, Italy), and her Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University, with a double major in Art History and Physics.
Marta Nowakowski was born in Poland and raised in Germany. She is an attorney at BMW, responsible for Trademarks, Design and Legal Issues related to Intellectual Property Law. Previously, Ms. Nowakowski worked for an international London-based law firm focused on Intellectual Property. She clerked in Berlin with several internships in public broadcasting, art law and publishing. Contact: Marta Nowakowski, martanowakowski
A native of Hungary, Ms. Szanto is a Master’s candidate in Arts and Culture Management at King’s College London. She received her BA in Art History and Comparative Literature student at the University of St. Andrews, where among other activities, she was a columnist for the school magazine and contributing writer for their art publication.
As part of her studies, she spent time abroad at Leiden University in the Netherlands, within various departments from Documentary film to Southeast Asian art.
She has volunteer and had internship experience at Christies’ London, the Scottish National Trust and St. Andrews Preservation Trust Museum.
Alexandra Stanco, Young Visionaries Committee
Alexandra Stanco is a recent graduate of Florida Southern College where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a minor in Art History. Since her graduation she moved back to New York to actively pursue her dreams within the fine art world. Alexandra’s interests also include many social political issues that take place within the world today.
Combining her interests of art and politics she wants to have an impact on society and bring attention to important issues facing us today. During Alexandra’s senior thesis, at Florida Southern College, she earned second place with her three nine feet oil paintings. These paintings mimicked billboard advertisements that displayed women in an over sexualized manner, and further altered these women who, in the end, became the product themselves. Alexandra continues to work with oil paint and create paintings relating to today’s conflicts.