530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm

Meet Our Team

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Yulia Semenova Ariel Kahana, Owner, studied industrial design and computer science. As the son of the founder, Ariel gained a great deal of inside knowledge of the art world from his mother. He inherited Agora Gallery in 2001 and has since been involved in the development of the gallery and the integration of new technologies in the art field.
Gallery Director Angela Di Bello, Executive Director, brings to Agora Gallery over 25 years of experience in the New York art market, as a private and corporate fine art consultant and as a fine art administrator; representing artists and placing their work with many Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, British Airways, The Federal Reserve Bank of NY, and Pfizer Corp Inc, as well as prominent private art collections. As the director of the prestigious Gallery at Lincoln Center, Ms. Di Bello was instrumental in developing the careers of numerous artists, placing paintings, sculpture, and photography with significant collectors.

Zeljka Himbele Eleni Cocordas, Director, attended art school in Philadelphia, where she majored in photography and printmaking, along with a BA in American Art History, Eleni has worked for prominent New York museums as MoMA and the American Museum of Natural History and cultural organizations as the Japan Society. For more than twenty-five years she has specialized in collaborations with artists on site-specific installations and traveling exhibitions, for which she has traveled the world-over.
Assistant Director Sabrina A. Gilbertson, Assistant Director, has a BFA degree from Boston University, with a concentration in Painting and a minor in Art History. Sabrina has also studied studio arts at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Italy, and has established an avid appreciation for art in her travels abroad as a studio assistant and in the service industry.
Gallery Assistant Anna Lustberg, Assistant Director, is a graphic design professional with a devotion to the arts. Having earned a BA in Communication and minor in Art from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she continues to pursue learning about contemporary art and design by taking courses at esteemed institutions in NYC. Her experience working in galleries includes liaising with artists and their representatives, sales, social media promotion and organizing exhibitions. She is inspired by working with artists; their passion fuels her own.
Natalie Adam Natalie Adam, Exhibition Coordinator / Registrar, received a BA from Montclair State University in Fine Arts with a specialization in painting, as well as a BA in Psychology. She continues to pursue her appreciation and love for art by taking painting and printmaking classes at the New York Academy of Art. She has experience as a custom framer and designer working with artists to prepare for upcoming exhibitions and art fairs.
Marketing Assistant Carolina Carilo, Competition Coordinator, is originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and graduated with a BA in Fine Arts with a concentration in print and a postgraduate degree in Art Education. A skilled workshop artist, she has also worked in cultural management and gained experience in art education. Being an artist herself she loves to help and assist artists during their representation period.
Roanna Cada Roanna Cada, Graphic Designer, has a Bachelor's Degree in IT, specializing in digital arts. She has years of experience working on web and graphic design. She enjoys working on graphic materials for Agora Gallery, drawing inspiration from artworks of the gallery's represented artists. Gaining new perspectives in fine art, she is fond of reviewing artworks of emerging artists and grasping their passion with their art.
Andra Bilici Andra Bilici, Social Media Coordinator, is a communications consultant with an extensive experience in Social media as well as Corporate Communication. She has studied philology, PR & Communication while pursuing her passion and interest for art. Andra enjoys working on various marketing initiatives, promoting artists during their representation and integrating contemporary art into the fast-paced social media world.
Eduardo Dy Eduardo Dy, PR Liaison, graduated from a business school and is a experienced press expert, with years of involvement in contemporary art marketing. He is responsible for advertising our exhibitions to local and international media, constantly looking for new leads to promote our artists to large audiences.
Yuqi Pan Yuqi Pan, Gallery Assistant, is currently enrolled in BFA Illustration Program in School of Visual Arts. Originally from modern-day urban Shanghai, she appreciates both Chinese and western art and is working toward strengthening the connection.

潘郁奇是亚高洛的画廊助手, 是一名来自纽约视觉艺术学院插画系的学生。生长于大都市上海的她致力于将亚高洛画廊推广给更多更广的中国群体。 与此同时,她也坚信自己对于中西方文化的独到见解能帮助双方构建一个更广阔和友好的艺术世界。

Meet our Representatives

Daisy O'Connell Daisy O Connell has as a background in journalism, having studied for a City & Guilds qualification in radio, media, and journalism techniques. She has written articles for both print and online publications. She began working with Agora Gallery to pursue to her interest in the fine arts. With Agora, she researches and discovers unknown fine artists, and she particularly enjoys reading artists’ biographies, learning how their artistic journeys started. Daisy is especially fond of Latin American contemporary art.
Maria Stella Maria Stella looks through many portfolios of different artists every day, gaining new inspirations for herself from the creativity shared all around the world. A philosopher both in her soul and in her education, she is also a dedicated art lover and amateur musician. To her, art and music are the main sources of a happy life.
Valentyna Visir Valentyna Visir earned a Master’s Degree in Political Science, but later decided that politics was not for her. She enjoys to travel and the first place she goes to in any new country is always a museum or gallery. As an art lover and amateur photographer, she enjoys discovering emerging artists and their works.
Bev Santok Bev Santok has obtained a graduate degree in Marketing and Corporate Communications. She is a very optimistic person and enjoys traveling across the globe. She has always been inspired by fine art photographers, as she dreams to work on her own photography someday.