Curator & Co-Founder
Viola Raikhel is the curator and co-founder of AP8. She is also an author and award winning art adviser to fashion and luxury brands, museums, private banks and family offices
world-wide. She is regularly called upon for market insights in the international press and is a regular contributor to CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg television news as an expert on the international art market. Raikhel champions women’s voices across arts and culture with her board roles and collaborations globally.
Harvey Mendelson changed the art advisory and private banking landscape in 2004 when he co-founded the now world leading art advisory firm, 1858 Ltd Art Advisory. Providing independent and impartial collecting advice to private bank clients and Forbes families, the firm manages collections of art and luxury assets in excess of 500 Million USD. He is regularly called upon to speak on investments of passion, mitigating risk when building collections and innovations in the global art market for the press, Sotheby's Institute, Deloitte Art & Finance and the London Business School.
Fashion industry veteran Paul Rapaport is the dynamic force that joined Moncler in its early years, leading a decade of the brand’s retail and wholesale expansion across the UK and Europe. Paul drew much of his inspiration for AP8 while spearheading many of Moncler’s collaborative projects.
Upon returning to the UK he was approached by JD Sports PLC where he joined as CEO of their Fashion Division in 2019. Paul has yielded exceptional results in his commercial and creative roles with some of the world's leading luxury brands globally.