Jeschke van Vliet appoints Gabriella Rochberg as Head of Modern and Contemporary Art

As of 15 July 2022, Jeschke van Vliet appoints art historian Gabriella Rochberg as its Head of Department 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 of Head of Department Modern and Contemporary Art.

"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," says Managing Partner Hans-Joachim Jeschke with Balázs Jádi, Member of the Executive Board at Jeschke van Vliet.  

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. Already during her studies, she worked at the Jarmuschek und Partner Gallery 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 the Modern and Contemporary Art department. In August 2021, she took on a position as Senior Expert for the art dealer Jörg Maaß at the auction spin-off AD fine art auction in Berlin and was jointly responsible for acquisition and key account management for the Modern Art department from 1960 onwards.

Gabriella Rochberg prevailed over several candidates in a structured selection process lasting several months and takes over the department from art historian Anica Piontek, who will leave the company on 1 July 2022 after 12 years of successful work.