2018 Selection Committee

These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, ensuring you can buy from our artists with the confidence that you are investing in the best of emerging talent. This year we warmly welcome Rebecca Wilson, Tristian Koenig, Santy Saptari and Andy Gomez to our 2018 Melbourne Selection Committee. 


Rebecca Wilson is Chief Curator and Director, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art. She was formerly a Director at the Saatchi Gallery, London, where she was instrumental in the launch of the gallery's online presence. In 2007 she created New Sensations, a prize for art students which identifies and supports the most exciting emerging artists in the UK. Prior to joining the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca worked for 14 years in book and art magazine publishing: she was editor of ArtReview, and before that deputy editor of Modern Painters. She has over 10 years of experience working with emerging artists.


Tristian Koenig is a Melbourne-based Gallerist. In a career spanning over 20 years, Koenig has worked in a broad range of institutions across the Visual Arts sector, including artist-run spaces, university galleries, emerging arts festivals, museums and commercial galleries.


Santy Saptari was formally trained in Art History and Museology at the University of Melbourne, Australia and Reinwardt Academy, the Netherlands. She had spent fourteen years working in the art market across Europe and the Asia Pacific before establishing Santy Saptari Art Consulting in Melbourne in 2017.

Through her extensive network in the Asia Pacific and beyond, Santy has worked with some of the world’s influential artists, such as, Yinka Shonibare MBE and leading institutions in the region and abroad through her curatorial projects, including her collaborations with NUS Singapore in 2013 and Macro Museum in Rome for SHOUT! Indonesia Contemporary Art in 2014.  Santy has also published and guest-lectured on the topics of Southeast Asian art, the art market and collecting practices in art academies and universities internationally.


Andy Gomez is the Co-Director of Hunger Rozario, a contemporary commercial gallery in Melbourne’s Fitzroy. Previously Co-Director of Fort Delta, Andy has also held positions with Karen Woodbury Gallery in Melbourne while previously working with renowned YBA Marc Quinn in London, as the curator of the James Wallace Arts Trust in Auckland, and was the founder and director of Ozlyn, a commercial gallery in Auckland. As well as this Andy has held positions as a curator of the Auckland Art Fair, and as a consultant for various business associations and private collections across New Zealand.