Ana Sokoloff, Founding Partner
Ana Sokoloff is a founding partner of sokoloff + associates llc. She has been championing the international contemporary art market for the past 30 years and is widely respected as an instrumental figure in the positioning and broadening of Latin American art in the auction field. Her passion for arts and culture combined with her extensive knowledge, led her to create this dynamic and creative advisory firm where she provides clients with exclusive strategic guidance, tailored to their particular goals.
Ms. Sokoloff is a certified USPAP appraiser and also an active curator, writer and lecturer on contemporary art. She currently sits on the board of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá and is a member of the Director’s Circle of Triple Canopy. In the past, she has served on the advisory boards of the Americas Society Visual Arts Department and the Art Advisor’s Association of America.
Prior to founding Sokoloff + Associates, Ms. Sokoloff worked at Christie’s as Vice President of the Department of Latin American Art, the Americas Society Visual Arts Department, and 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 holds an M.A. in Theory of Art History from Columbia University in New York and a B.A. in Law from Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá
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.