Art is a unique source of pleasure, fascination, and cultural enrichment. The art market is actively providing collectors new opportunities and challenges. AmCham Shanghai cordially invites you to an introduction of contemporary and modern art collecting, 6:30-8:15pm, Sep 12th.

Art Advisor Isabel Gu, founder of Isa Bel Art Advisory, ICS speaker in Art Market and Art Education, will offer valuable insight on how to discover and nurture your taste as an art collector, what determines the value of an artwork, how to collect art with different types of budget, how to develop and identify a focus for your collection.

Russel Aydin will also join the discussion and share his own experience on his journey of collecting art in the past 20 years.


6:30-7pm: Registration & Networking

7-7:50pm: Presentations

7:50-8:15pm: Q & A

This event is organized by the Art & Culture Committee that AmCham will launch very soon.


  • Isabel Gu (Founder of Isa Bel Art Advisory)

    Isabel Gu

    Founder of Isa Bel Art Advisory

    Isabel Gu is the founder of Isa Bel Art Advisory, ISC Speaker in Art Market and Art Education. Isabel graduated from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, with two Master degree in International Business and Contemporary Art. Isabel Gu has an excellent understanding of contemporary art practice and market value. She has established extensive access in the art market with international artists, galleries, private collectors and institutions, it benefits her expertise to find desirable piece and negotiate a reasonable price for your art collection.

    Prior to Isa Bel Art Advisory, Isabel has eight years of experience in creating marketing strategies for collectibles, high-end furniture, and luxury consumer brands.

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  • Russel Aydin (International Counsel at Jade & Fountain PRC Lawyers)

    Russel Aydin

    International Counsel at Jade & Fountain PRC Lawyers

    Russel Aydin is an international lawyer works at Jade & Fountain PRC Lawyers. He has a passion for the arts, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialisation in History of Art, from the University of Victoria, Canada. Originally, Russel had aspirations to work as a full time artist and was actively workings in the artistic mediums of: Painting, Photography & Ceramics. However, over time, this passion evolved into the collecting of art from various cultural backgrounds such as: Chinese Contemporary Art, Northwest Coast First Nations art, Antique Photographic images & Cameras, and Japanese Ceramics. Russel has been collecting art for the last 20 years and continues to build his collection.

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
Member Price Free
Member Company Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 200
Door Price RMB 300
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 500
Door Price RMB 600


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

Suite 568, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai, China

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