The Baer Faxt Team
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Education: BA Lawrence University, Appleton, WI 1997
President & Chief Strategy Officer, The Baer Faxt
Luyang brings her leadership skills in strategic planning, business development, and multicultural communication accumulated in cross-industry fields for more than 20 years. From journalism to investment banking, from strategic consultancy to art auction houses, Luyang's life and work experience as a corporate spokesperson and strategic advisor to international companies spans Asia, the United States, and Europe.
Now based in Germany, Luyang began her career as a journalist in China at the age of 16, and at 19 she became the youngest-ever evening business news anchor on China Central Television (CCTV) , with close to 1 billion viewers. After moving to the U.S. to earn her business degree at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas school, she returned to CCTV as Host and Managing Editor for her own business talk show. Luyang then worked across multiple industries and regions, from marketing in Silicon Valley, to international investment banking in China, and a top European consulting firm, eventually becoming an instrumental figure in Christie’s entrance to mainland China and expansion in Asia, appointed in 2012 as the Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications. Before joining The Baer Faxt, Luyang left corporate life behind for a time to start her own consulting business with clients including Phillips, Hauser & Wirth, and UCCA. Luyang strengthens The Baer Faxt with decades of strategic consulting on the art market and unrivaled connections to its key players, as one of the few business strategists who knows how to lead a team and assist leaders to develop and innovate in multicultural and complex fields.
Vajra Kingsley is a problem solver in the art space working with artists, foundations, nonprofits, galleries, and media companies. She established Vajra Kingsley LLC in 2019. Clients include: The Baer Faxt, Artadia, Giving Back is Dead, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Toni Ross, Snuffy, and Brigitte D’Annibale.
As former CMO of The Baer Faxt, Kingsley is known for her eloquent communication skills, strategic mind, and savoir faire with artists, gallerists, collectors, and media executives alike.
Prior to her role at The Baer Faxt, Kingsley aided the sale of ARTnews media to PMC and worked as ARTnews media Director of Development for four years. Kingsley’s ability to guide communications between artists and commercial enterprises facilitated the sale of the Brant media empire, and strategic business development projects in New York and beyond.
Over the past decade, Kingsley has helped establish expansive art programming for organizations including The Whitney, Art Basel, The Armory Show, The independent art fair, Young Arts, Assouline, and The Peninsula Group to name a few. Kingsley has a Bachelor’s degree from Goucher College in Baltimore and works wherever the art market calls her.