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Pivot to the Future: Selling Art in a Virtual World

19 January 2022


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In this digital age of instantaneous gratification & ever-decreasing attention span, digital art has seen an exponential growth. How does one transact remotely and discuss artworks without being able to see the artworks in person?  What are the new best practices for buyers and sellers alike? What are the emerging digital artforms like NFT-based artworks that only exist in the digital sphere and how can those be acquired and secured for the future?

Join us as we speak to a panel of experts on some key considerations when purchasing art in this digital age.



Isa Lorenzo, Founder & Co-director, Silverlens Galleries, Manila

Isa Lorenzo is the founder and co-director of Silverlens Galleries in Manila since 2004. She takes the lead role in artist management, sales, and gallery programming, including special projects and art fairs. She has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining the professional structure of the gallery, finding the right opportunities for artists, and keeping in close contact with the different members of the art world, locally and internationally.


Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle, Online Sales Director, Pace Gallery 

Curator and art dealer based in New York City, Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle holds the title of Global Director of Online Sales at Pace Gallery—spearheading and directing visions behind all ventures falling under the gallery’s digital helm. Christiana has contributed to Pace’s programming with the recent curation of a group exhibition titled, Convergent Evolutions: The Conscious of Body Work currently on view at Pace’s 510 W 25th St location through October 23rd. This is Christiana’s second curatorial debut this year, the first being a group exhibition titled Black Femme: Sovereign of WAP and the Virtual Realm. The exhibition supported a deconstructive discourse around femininity, sexuality, and gender politics through a post-internet lens.

Convergent Evolutions recently unveiled two new NFT’s by multi-media artist, Lucas Samaras, which launched via a partnership between Pace Gallery and NFT marketplace, KnownOrigin on Wednesday, September 15th. Christiana is currently spearheading the development of an NFT platform developed by PALM Studios in fall 2021 which will include an inaugural launch of NFTs by Lucas Samaras, Glenn Kaino, and Studio Drift X Don Diablo.


Yayoi Shionoiri, Executive Director, Estate of Chris Burden, Studio of Nancy Rubins

Yayoi Shionoiri serves as Executive Director to the Estate of Chris Burden and the Studio of Nancy Rubins, where she is responsible for stewarding Burden’s art historical legacy and promoting Rubins’ artistic practice. She also serves as U.S. Alliance Partner to City Lights Law, a Japanese law firm that represents creators, innovators, and artists; as an Outside Board Director to Startbahn, an art technology company that is attempting to bring greater reliability to transactions in the art ecosystem; and as Legal Advisor to KLKTN, a startup focused on engendering community among performers and their supporters through NFTs.  

In the past, Yayoi has served as General Counsel and Head of Asia Strategy to Artsy, Associate General Counsel of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and Legal Advisor to Takashi Murakami. She has degrees from Harvard University, Cornell Law School, and Columbia University. As an US-Japan Leadership Program Fellow and an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader, she actively contributes to the ongoing development of cultural collaborations and political ties across nations. She serves as an Advisory Panelist to the Serpentine Gallery’s Legal Lab. 


Moderator: Chloe Chu, Managing Editor, ArtAsiaPacific