'Unity is survival': former Pace director Nicola Vassell to open a gallery in New York

Colony Little, The Art Newspaper, May 19, 2021

Nicola Vassell, the influential Black art dealer known for her radically inclusive thinking, infectious optimism, and powerful connections is opening her eponymous gallery in New York on 20 May. Leveraging the market gravitas she cultivated through directorial posts at Pace and Deitch galleries, Vassell will present a slate of international artists in programming that expands the depth and breadth of the narratives behind their work. She most recently helmed the strategic art advisory and curatorial consulting firm Concept NV and was the curatorial director of the Dean Collection, founded by producer Kasseem “Swizz Beats” Dean and musician Alicia Keys.