VVA VirginiaVisualArts Ltd
Virginia Damtsa, Director of VVA VirginiaVisualArts Ltd. is an Art Dealer, Art Gallerist and Artist Agent with experience spanning two decades. At the age of sixteen, Damtsa entered the art market to help her uncle to open the Museum of Alekos K. Damtsa, in The Art Centre Giorgio de Chirico. While she was studying her Master's degrees in Art Management at the University of the Arts and Contemporary Art at Sotheby's, she converted her apartment into a gallery showcasing emerging artists and curated several exhibitions.
She co-founded Riflemaker London (2004-2017) with composer Tot Taylor. The contemporary art gallery was housed in a historic gunmaker's workshop off Regent Street, where she curated exhibitions featuring renowned artists such as Judy Chicago, Penelope Slinger, Yoko Ono, Takis, Gavin Turk, and Martin Kippenberger. She also lectured at Christie's for the Master's degree in Art, Law, and Business program.
Damtsa, who co- founded iconic gallery Riflemaker, counts Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran and Michael Seresin, cinematographer of Harry Potter, amongst her collectors. Annie Lennox has also been a long-standing enthusiast of the gallery’s representation of visionary powerful artists. Virginia Damtsa is also working with musician Peter Gabriel on a collaboration of art and music for his new i/o album, which features works by prominent artists such as Cornelia Parker, Olafur Eliasson, Annette Messager, Tim Shaw, David Spriggs, and others.