Director of Art Advisory

Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli 梦兰 is a respected contemporary Chinese art specialist with over a decade of experience in the field.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Dagmar lived in China for several years where she connected with artists of international reputation.

Wang Keping
Zhan Wang
Gu Wenda
Zhang Peili
Ai Weiwei
The Gao Brothers
Qin Feng and Achille Bonito Oliva

Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli 梦兰 is a respected contemporary Chinese art specialist with over a decade of experience in the field.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Dagmar lived in China for several years where she connected with artists of international reputation.

Dagmar connected with artists including:
  • Ai Wei Wei
  • Zhang Wang
  • Qin Feng
  • Gu Wenda
  • Liu Dan
  • Wang Dongling
  • The Gao Brothers
  • Zhang Peili
  • Wang Qingsong
  • Liu Bolin
  • Miao Xiaochun
  • Wang Tiande
  • and many more

Dagmar holds a MA in History of Art from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and a BA in Chinese Studies and Culture from La Sapienza University in Rome. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

With a strong expertise in contemporary Chinese art Dagmar has been involved in international projects with museums, institutions, art fairs, galleries and the trade. Projects include Out of the Blue at The Royal Palace in Milan (2020), Ed Moses & Qin Feng at BlainISouthern in London (2019), De-Coding at The Royal Palace in Milan (2019), Dsl Collection VR Museum at Milano Design Week (2018), Landscape of Desire at G7 Summit in Bologna (2017), Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong (2016), Waiting for Qin Feng at Fondazione Cini in Venice (2016), Masterpiece in London (2015), (Un)Forbidden City: The Post-Revolution of New Chinese Art at Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome (2012), The Gao Brothers in Fabrica/Benetton in Treviso (2012).

She has been invited to deliver lectures in venues such as Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Dagmar regularly visits China where she still maintains a wide range of connections to artists, galleries, curators and museums. Besides working with established artists she also sources up-and-coming fresh talents who have not entered the international scene yet.

She has been interviewed by the BBC and Artribune amongst other media, and featured in articles published on the Independent and Wall Street International.

Dagmar is also Co-Founder of Crysalis,  a digital platform championing curation, depth and legitimacy in the emerging world of crypto-first digital art - a new art form secured on the blockchain. She recently co-founded Crysalis (2020) with her business partner and crypto specialist, Jay Bowles