BERLIN, Germany – The Jeschke van Vliet auction house has appointed art historian Gabriella Rochberg as head of its department of Modern and contemporary art. She brings many years of experience in the art trade and in auction houses as well as extensive networking within the art market to the position. The appointment takes effect on July 15.
“We are both delighted that with Gabriella Rochberg we have been able to attract an experienced expert as well as a dynamic personality to our house. Her appointment further strengthens our international focus on works on paper and she will continue to develop the company’s digital strategy together with us,” said Managing Partner Hans-Joachim Jeschke and also Member of the Executive Board at Jeschke van Vliet Balazs Jadi.
Gabriella Rochberg studied art history, business administration and communication science in Hamburg and Berlin and completed her studies on serial American art since the 1960s in connection with its economic positioning. During her studies, she worked in a gallery for contemporary art and for Sotheby’s art auctions in Vienna and acquired extensive professional expertise in her further professional stations.
From 2013-2021, she worked for the Berlin auctioneer Bassenge, most recently as an expert and in the area of acquisitions in its Modern and Contemporary Art department. In August 2021, she took on a position as senior lead expert for the art dealer Joerg Maass at the auction spin-off AD fine art auction in Berlin, and was jointly responsible for acquisition and key account management for the department for Modern art from 1960 onwards.
Gabriella Rochberg prevailed against several candidates in a structured selection process lasting several months, and assumes leadership of the department from art historian Anica Piontek, who will leave the company on July 1 after 12 years of successful work.