Matthew Eck

PRODUCER | DIRECTOR | ENTREPRENEUR

Matthew Eck

Founder

The Background

 

Since my entry into the Art Fair and Special Events Industry in 2011 I’ve built three brands from the ground up: SELECT Fair, X Contemporary and Unlimited NYC. SELECT Fair and X Contemporary were both Contemporary Art Fairs during Art Basel Miami and Frieze New York. Unlimited NYC is a boutique digital agency specializing in designing web platforms.

 

Inspired by how Art Basel completely transforms Miami for a full week, with every single hotel, business and gallery engaged in the celebration,  I became committed to creating an experience where Art is at once elevated and available to anyone.  This project is the highest level of that commitment yet.

 

Between 2012 and 2015 X Contemporary and SELECT both garnered a wide range of accolades from the press, including coverage in: The New York Times, T Magazine, Interview Magazine, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Art Net, Art Info, Billboard Magazine, Perez Hilton, TMZ, Bedford and Bowery, Gothamist, Whitehot Magazine, Widewalls, among others.

 

I strive to attract international brands, collectors, educators, the local and international business class, and major press. The result is that community, patrons, galleries, collectives, artists and tastemakers all converge to share in the experience, making art real and accessible. In short, tailoring the event to the host city, capturing its spirit and personality, providing a grand showcase of local, national and international contemporary art.

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ARTISTS + COLLECTIVES

297

ART GALLERIES + POP UPS

58,464

CONTACTS

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SPECIALIZED EVENTS + PARTIES

ART FAIR PORTFOLIO + SPECIAL EVENTS

ADVERTISING + DIGITAL WORK

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DIGITAL PROJECTS

ad units
web sites
ui/ux/front end
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ACTIVATIONS

events
artist curation
creative partnerships

DIGITAL OUTREACH

social news + campaigns
targeted messaging
influencer engagement

" Do you have a gallery, I asked Matthew Eck.<br /> “I really should have a gallery,” he said, but then disagreed with himself and said “I DO have a gallery. I have fifty galleries.” "
Anthony Haden-Guest
" Rashaad Newsome’s homage to hip-hop’s best emcees at SELECT...a spectacular mash-up of clips that dissects the gestural language of virtually every hip-hop great imaginable. The installation is on display at the Select fair, and on December 5, Mykki Blanco — who is also one of the rappers in the piece — will perform for visitors. "
T Magazine
" The directors of SELECT, Brian Whiteley, 29, and Matthew Eck, 24, supervised a different fair at the Catalina last year before striking out on their own. “Here artists can showcase their work as they’d like it to be shown,” said an ebullient Mr. Eck. "
New York Times - Pat Cohen

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212.858.0068

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PO Box 20191 Greeley Square Station, New York, NY 10001

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matt@mattheweck.nyc

PO Box 20191 Greeley Square Station
New York, NY 10001