For over 15 years, Olyvia Kwok has been collecting and investing in art.
After graduating from Queen Mary’s University in 2002 with a degree in BSc Statistics, Olyvia opened her very first gallery in St. James’s, London, which specialised in emerging markets including the BRIC.
Following the initial success of her gallery, Olyvia created an art fund for a private bank in Switzerland where she continued to utilise her knowledge of emerging markets, sourcing works from China, Japan and Korea.
With Olyvia’s admired ability to understand and identify market trends, the art fund continued its success, despite the 2008 financial crisis. Olyvia accurately predicted a steep increase in demand for impressionist drawings during this time.
In 2010, Olyvia turned her attention to the re-emerging American pop art market, duly opening an exhibition entitled ‘Andy Warhol: Portraits’.
This exhibition included a number of Warhol’s most celebrated works and was once again, a resounding success.
The following year, Olyvia expanded her business, taking a specific interest in German expressionism. Once more, this demonstrated her ability to anticipate emerging markets and to analyse opportunities in varying economic climates.
Olyvia founded Olyvia Kwok Fine Art Management in 2011, offering investment services to external clients and co-investors.
With years of experience, alongside in-depth knowledge of the market and an extensive global network, Olyvia continues to be one the most prestigious and successful individuals in the industry.
Aside from her art investments, Olyvia is an animal lover and keenly supports a number of charities that are dedicated to securing the safety and welfare of animals across the world. Most recently, she purchased items at the Elephant Family auction, helping to raise significant finances for the charity which helps protect Asian elephants and their natural habitats.