Ana Sokoloff, Founding Partner
Ana Sokoloff is a founding partner of sokoloff + associates, llc., an art advisory company active across the international contemporary art market tailoring a curatorial approach to each client’s interests and long-term goals, providing comprehensive guidance on collection strategy, management, and meaningful long-term affiliations with cultural institutions and spaces.
In line with the changing market and expanding technology, Ms. Sokoloff and her team have expanded their practice into advising for blockchain technology including tech companies, artists, and collectors interested in leveraging the new possibilities while bridging long standing practices in the art market.
Before founding her advisory, she served as Vice President of the Department for Latin American Paintings at Christie’s New York, where she was responsible for all business development, expertise, management, and department administration. A champion of contemporary Latin American art, Ms. Sokoloff was instrumental in broadening the market by introducing works of a new generation of artists into Christie’s auctions. Ms. Sokoloff also worked as a Cataloguer for the Arcade Department at Sotheby’s; as Exhibition Coordinator at the Americas Society, and as the Director of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs at the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations, where she oversaw the cultural activities of the Colombian government in the United States and Eastern Canada.
Ms. Sokoloff has curated exhibitions for international venues, given conferences, and written critical essays on contemporary and Latin American art for international art journals. She co-founded Bodega Piloto, a space for research in urban development across disciplines located in Bogotá, Colombia, and Teatro Union a refurbished 500 seat Deco cinema in the historic town of Honda, Colombia, as a space open to the community for cultural and educational engagement. Additionally, she has served on the advisory boards of the Americas Society, the Art Advisor’s Association of America, and the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (MAMBO). She currently participates as an active member of the Director’s Circle of Triple Canopy, NY. She is a certified USPAP appraiser; has a law degree from the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, and received a M.A. in Theory of Art History from Columbia University in New York.
Anna Stein, Director of Operations and Legacy Planning
Anna Stein is the Director of Operations and Legacy Planning at sokoloff + associates llc, where she oversees its daily operations and manages the company’s strategic planning and collection-related services.
Before joining s+a in 2008, she served for seven years as Licensing Associate and Sales Assistant at the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, where she managed its vast visual archives, contributed to brand and product development, and aided in the sale of Warhol’s artwork to the Foundation’s numerous clients. She also worked on various publications, including the 20-Year Report, a three-volume set chronicling the history of the Foundation.
Ms. Stein has provided consulting services to various artists, artist trusts, galleries, and small non-profit organizations, developing their programming, legacy planning, and organizational/archival systems. From 2007-2016, she produced various interactive public art exhibitions and events, which attracted worldwide media attention. She has also participated in a number of symposiums and panels at venues including the Museum of Chinese in America, the New School for Design, New York University, and George Mason University. She received a B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University.
Catalina Acosta-Carrizosa, Director of Collection Management and Special Projects
Catalina Acosta-Carrizosa is the Director of Collection Management and Special Projects at sokoloff + associates llc, where she focuses on supporting client’s collecting practices, developing Legacy Projects, and producing exhibitions and publications for various private collections.
Before joining S+A Ms. Acosta served as a Research Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as a curatorial assistant at Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and interned at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, among others.
As an independent curator, she has organized several exhibitions promoting emerging contemporary talents while engaging with ongoing academic discourses. Most recently she curated exhibitions for the Colombian Ministry of Culture, Harvard University and the Museum of Modern Art in Medellín, Colombia.
Ms. Acosta holds an M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism and an M.A. in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.