Phillips announced the appointment of a new Private Sales Manager in charge of Asian customers in the person of Wenjia Zhang, with a position based in Paris.
Having joined the auction house in 2018, Wenjia Zhang had been operating out of Shanghai, in charge of Phillips’ regional management in China. She previously worked at Yuan Space in Beijing, ShanghArt Gallery as a director, before joining Christie’s as a senior sales consultant. Her move to Phillips was part of the company’s ongoing strategy to expand in Asia. In Paris, Wenjia Zhang will be responsible for developing client relationships and the firm’s network with the various players in the contemporary art market in Asia.
In March, Phillips will open its new Hong Kong office in the West Kowloon district, renowned for its galleries and museums and its dynamic transformation in recent years. The office has added 27 new positions since 2022 to support its growth. In Shanghai, Qing Shen was also just appointed as a senior consultant to support the firm’s development in the territory and expand into mainland China.