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Shareholders and Management
The A10 Auction House operates as a trading company owned 100% by Artmark Holding. The Auction house is run by Horia-Roman Patapievici as Chairperson and by the Board of Directors composed of Luciana Matei, Mihail Stomff and Valeriu Sângeorzan.
Physicist, author, scientific researcher of physics, independent researcher of the history of ideas, cultural manager.
Member of the Group for Social Dialogue and of the Writers’ Union.
Former President of the Romanian Cultural Institute (2005-2012).
Founding member of the Research Centre for the Foundations of Modern Thought (University of Bucharest)
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Honorary Member of the Ludwig von Mises Institute (Romania)
Founder and Director of ID (Idei în Dialog) magazine (2004-2009)
Vice president (2008-2010) and President (2010-2011) of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture)
Officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters (granted by the French Republic)
Author of the following published books: Cerul văzut prin lentilă (Nemira, 1995; Prize of the Writers’ Union for debut); Zbor în bătaia săgeţii, Humanitas, 1995; English translation: Flying Against the Arrow, CEU Press, 2002; Politice (Humanitas, 1996); Omul recent (Humanitas, 2001; Romanian Writers' Union award for essays, 2001; prize of the Association of Romanian Publishers for Best Romanian Essay Writer, 2002); Discernămîntul modernizării (Humanitas, 2004); Ochii Beatricei (Humanitas, 2004; Romanian Writers' Union award for essays); Despre idei & blocaje (Humanitas, 2009; re-edited with new preface and changed title: De ce nu avem o piață a ideilor, Humanitas, 2014); Ultimul Culianu (Humanitas, 2010).
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Psychology Graduate, Luciana was part of the House's team from it's establishment;
Passionate about human relationships, she has worked in multiple departments, experience that led her to transition the company's chain of command
She is now the House's Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Directors, being an excellent manager
Graduate of the University Politechnica of Bucharest, engineer by training, retrained in marketing and PR, book reaper and starved art beholder.
Worked in the Romanian press for 19 years (Tinerama - 1990-2009), co-founder and manager of the Tinerama, Ion Cristoiu - Max Banush, and Proiect publishing houses.
Consistent bearer of a large baggage of questions and a small pouch of answers.
Senior Art Advisor at Artmark since 2008.
AEEAR (Romanian Association of Art Experts and Evaluators) Evaluator since 2011.
Member of the Association of Art Traders in Romania.
Director of the Elisabeta Art Galleries (1994 – 2008) and associate expert of Djaburov Art – Art and Antiquity Gallery (1996 -2003).
Contributor to the drafting of the following works: "The Official Sculpture Salon – Aesthetic Emotions – 1924-1947", "The Official Painting Salon – 1924-1947" and the Tia Peltz monograph.