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Comissaire-priseurs


Adina Matei

Given her legal background, Adina is familiar with the private banking and luxury industry segments; she became certified in art management in 2012 through the Artmark Institute of Art Management. Adina is also the founder of consultancy companies in the fields of creative marketing strategies, new business & business development for renowned brands operating in Romania. Living proof of the close connection between art auctions and the financial exchange, a close friend of the House, she has been present at every single Artmark auction since 2008; Adina is the House auctioneer with the most auctions under her belt. See more ...

Dragoș Mihăilă

In the summer of 2013, the Auction for Elegance (Licitația de Eleganță) carried out in Mamaia brought a new name to the Artmark auctioneer’s desk – that of Dragoş Mihăilă, a charismatic presence who inspires a fresh approach on the art market stage. What makes him stand out is an unusual mix of dynamism, spontaneity, knowledge of art management and over 7 years’ experience in customer care. To this add the pleasure of communication which radiates from the copywriter side of Dragoș Mihăilă (with the Intact Media Group since 2013). His euphonic, radio presenter-like voice, his dynamism and positive attitude make Dragoş a pleasant host and enable him to lend the energy and effervescence of an art show to the entire auction room.

Vlad Babenco

A graduate of the University of Bucharest, a bachelor of Communication Sciences and a Master of the Theory of Feminist Politics and the Protection of Minorities, Vlad has 6 years of experience with Artmark. He began by working in the Auction Sales department, where he discovered the pleasure of trading and becoming acquainted with art. Vlad is a lecturer within the “Art me up!” project and organises private tours within the ArtSafari Pavilion. He became an Artmark House auctioneer in 2014 and he has often been asked to take part in both art auctions and charitable auctions, due to his optimism and remarkable alacrity in bringing a genuine smile on people’s faces no matter the situation. His journeys for the purpose of either studying or exploring art and world cultures, together with the international projects he is part of make Vlad Babenco a valuable commissaire-priseur. What Vlad values the most is his relation with the auction room, as he is constantly engaged in a dynamic dialogue with the bidders.

Cristina Turnagiu Dragna

With a solid reputation built over 15 years of public relations and image management, specialising in etiquette and protocol, and having worked as a television journalist, Cristina Turnagiu Dragna is a distinguished and energising presence, a commissaire-priseur who presides over Artmark auctions with elegance and diplomacy. Cristina has been an Artmark auctioneer since 2017, a Lecturer of the Romanian Diplomatic Institute, Secretary General of the Romanian Association for Protocol and Ceremony, and a trainer in business ethics and etiquette. Having activated in the field of aesthetics and harbouring a passion for design, scenography and decorative art, Cristina is the Official Auctioneer of the UNITER annual charitable auction “Dăruind vei Dobândi” (Giving You Shall Receive), as part of the National Theatre Festival, and of many other auctions founded on touching stories.

Mirela Mateescu

Artmark wine auctions are “reserved” for Mirela Mateescu, the commissaire-priseur whose green eyes can only be rivalled by her exquisite potions. Mirela has dedicated her professional training to her great passion for wine – she is a graduate of the Wine and Spirits Education Trust Academy at the Chateau Hospitalet in Languedoc Rousillon in France, a wine curator, sommelier & professional taster, but, most important of all, an exquisite promoter of the Taste Romania concept. She is determined to boost the collectible wine market in Romania with every auction she presides with charm and emotion, skill and resolve, much to the joy of the participants.