Amelia Manderscheid
Amelia Manderscheid Bonhams
601 California Street
San Francisco, United States 94108
Work +1 415 926 3512

Amelia is a Vice President, Senior Director in Contemporary Art at Bonhams. Based in San Francisco, Amelia represents Bonhams with a particular focus on developing the West Coast region. She engages with the collecting community and leads strategic development initiatives.

Amelia Manderscheid joins Bonhams from Exponential Creativity Ventures where she was a General Partner. Exponential Creativity Ventures a seed-stage venture capital fund investing in human-centered creativity. Having spent her career at the intersection of art, design and technology and she seized the opportunity to marry this experience with investing in emerging technology startups.

Prior to relocating to the Bay Area, Amelia was a Specialist and Global Head of eCommerce in the Post-War & Contemporary Art department at Christie's. She was Head of Sale for Andy Warhol at Christie's, overseeing Christie's multi-year exclusive partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. As the primary driver for this extraordinary endeavour, Amelia strategized and executed global tours and sales initiatives of iconic Warhol highlights, fostering client relationships and driving major sales through Christie's eCommerce and Private Sales platforms. Amelia has conducted extensive scholarly research on Andy Warhol and is a global market maker for the artist's work. After successfully launching Christie's Contemporary Art Sales she worked with David Zwirner Gallery on launching their Online Viewing Room and on related innovation initiatives. Before joining Christie's, Amelia was a Junior Specialist at Artnet Auctions where she developed market insights into Fine Art Sales in the eCommerce arena.

Amelia has an MBA from Columbia Business School and holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Art History from Wellesley College. She currently serves on the Board of ArtPoint, the young professional advocacy group for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She is an annual guest lecturer in the "Art and Financial Markets" course at Columbia Business School.

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