Interview
Art Dubai 2018

Confessions of a dealer: Kristin Hjellegjerde

The London/Berlin dealer and Art Dubai exhibitor on being too trusting and why small talk matters

Marte Lundby Rekaa

My greatest achievement is...

Successfully establishing a gallery for a new generation of emerging artists, and working in an international and at the same time very personal environment that serves as a vessel for our aspirations… and combining this with family life

The most under-rated art movement is....

Miniature paintings

The museum I’d like to lead...

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art outside Copenhagen

The artist I should have signed...

Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Things that keep me awake at 3am...

Our curatorial programme

I last cooked for...

One of our collectors and a bunch of energetic children

Dealers are misunderstood because...

Everyone you encounter is different

Fairs are important...

For broadening your collector base

Small talk is...

A necessary evil

My biggest mistake...

Being too trusting

A recurring nightmare involves...

Not replying correctly to interviews

I am happiest when...

I sell out our booth

The next big thing...

Opening our second space in Berlin on 26 April

I wish I had met/could meet...

Vivienne Westwood, Simone de Beauvoir, Peggy Guggenheim and Muhammad Ali

Travel broadens....

A sense of satisfaction

Life’s too short to...

Wait

My Art Dubai dream is to...

Sell out our booth a second time