Co-Chairs + Host Committee
Jessica Olsson-Nowitzki is the Associate Director of The Goss-Michael Foundation, a non- profit organization founded by George Michael and Kenny Goss. The Goss-Michael Foundation exists to educate, engage and inspire audiences by presenting exhibitions of British Contemporary art, provide vast resources, educational programs and scholarships to aspiring artists.
Olsson began working as the Collection Manager for The Goss-Michael Foundation from its founding in June 2007. Over the past five years, Olsson has participated in the exhibitions of various world renowned artists such as Sarah Lucas, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Richard Patterson, Michael Craig-Martin, and Jim Lambie among others.
As Associate Director of the Foundation, Olsson aids in the development and implementation of comprehensive marketing strategies, communications and public outreach programs in order to position the Foundation as an important regional and cultural institution.
Anna-Sophia Van Zweden
Passionate, worldly, and inquisitive are a just a few words to describe Anna-Sophia van Zweden. An aspiring Renaissance woman who has deep appreciation for the arts, fashion and culture. Anna-Sophia is currently attending the Art and Business Master's Degree Programme at Sotheby's Institute, New York.
Van Zweden completed her Bachelors degree in Cultural Heritage with a minor in Art History, conducting research on the relationship dynamics between private collectors and museums in both Amsterdam and Dallas, TX.
Van Zweden worked as an academic intern at the Dallas Museum of Art under Charles Wylie's direction, the Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art. Van Zweden also assisted DMA Curator Maria de Corral with Private Universes; an exhibition of artwork that has been acquired by Dallas collectors since the original gift, enhanced by works from other DMA patrons as well as by works from the Museum's collections.
At the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, van Zweden worked on Eyes Wide Open (2008, under direction of Gijs van Tuyl and Marten Jongema). She assisted with Visibly Absent and Deep Screen: Art in Digital Culture (2008, with Andreas Broekmann).
Educated at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, Reinwardt Academie majoring in Cultural Heritage with a minor in Art History and Cultural History from the University of Amsterdam. Van Zweden interned under Ohio State University Professor of Art Education Terry Barrett as part of his Art Critic in Residence program No Landscapes.
In addition to her current work in contemporary sculpture, painting, photography and media arts, Van Zweden is an active volunteer with Stichting Papageno (Papageno Foundation), a foundation started by Anna-Sophia's family, based in The Netherlands which takes music to autistic children at home.
Gabrielle de Papp
Mimi & Ian Edmonds
Lady Halina von Kempski-Behrendt