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With a BA in Art History & Philosophy from University College Dublin and an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art London, it comes as no surprise that Katie Tsouros has accomplished major achievements for her work with Artfetch, and is a critically acclaimed speaker throughout Europe.
Katie Tsouros is co-founder and CEO of Artfetch, an ecommerce platform that globally selects, curates, and sells emerging contemporary art online. Launched in October 2013, Artfetch provides expert knowledge, choosing the most promising up-and-coming artists from around the world, bringing the art stars of the future directly to you. Arfetch was shortlisted for Best Irish Startup at The Europas in January 2013, was runner-up at the Ireland Funds Business Plan competition in June 2013, and was nominated for Best Digital Startup at the 2013 Eircom Spiders and the 2014 Samsung Digital Media Awards.
Katie is Dublin Ambassador to One/Thousand (formerly Sandbox Network), the foremost global community of extraordinary young achievers below 30, was the founding judging chair for the international Undergraduate Awards Creative Arts Category, is a 2013 THNK program participant at the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership. She is also the Dublin curator for the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, was named one of the Irish Independent’s Top 30 Under 30 to watch in 2014 and was a contributing author to the 2013 publication New Thinking New Ireland.
Previously, in 2010 Katie established KTcontemporary, a contemporary art gallery dedicated to exhibiting work by emerging Irish and international artists. She produced 15 exhibitions at the space working with over 30 artists, curated exhibitions for Microsoft Ireland and Kinsale Arts Week and participated in the PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin Contemporary Circle Programme and at VUE: National Contemporary Art Fair. KTcontemporary was recipient of the first Archipelago Archie Boost prize in 2012.
Katie has a BA in Art History & Philosophy from University College Dublin and an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art London.
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Artfetch is here to change the way the world discovers and collects art by emerging and young artists. Artfetch was founded in 2012 by Patricia Tsouros and Katie Tsouros, both art world veterans. Patricia has been an advisor to many collectors, and perceived a vital need to make access to rising art stars easier and more dynamic. Katie, whose gallery KTcontemporary showcased the work of emerging artists, realised that not only was there a keen interest in their work, but also that that interest was global. Their vision has been to open up the work of the newest and most exciting generation of contemporary artists to new audiences. The website has been designed to ensure you can buy with absolute confidence and security, which makes Artfetch the place to go if you love art, and you want to see, buy and collect the best of the next generation.