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 in her space, other galleries and pop-up spaces.
From 2004-2017, she co-owned with composer and writer Tot Taylor, Riflemaker London, a contemporary art gallery housed in a historic gunmaker's workshop off Regent Street. Built in 1712, it is one of the oldest public buildings in the West End of London. She lectured at Christie's at the Master's degree in Art, Law and Business.
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.
In 2018, she founded VirginiaVisualArts, an art agency and art dealer gallery that manages fifty artists. The art agency helps artists to break into the art market with introductions, exhibitions, and new opportunities. She works closely with the artist as a strategist, mentor, advisor, consultant, PR and also assisting on sales and promotion.
For exhibitions, Virginia uses a few art spaces in Marylebone, Fitzrovia and Notting Hill in London where she mainly shows mid-career and emerging international contemporary artists. She runs more than twenty art exhibitions a year and participates in art fairs.