Lovis Leonardo Lüpertz
Chief Art Officer
Born into the art world as the son of one of the greats, Leo grew up and sharpened his entrepreneurial skills amidst a large family deeply involved in the international art business. The Lüpertz family are curating, collecting and creating art at the highest level. Leos network is a key to the success of YAIR. Leo’s cultivated design aesthetics shape the look and feel of the YAIR project.
Chief Executive Officer
A fearless visionary and a persuasive personality, Flo has dared to dream big. As an artrepreneur he has brought together investment funds and team players to chase dreams such as buying an private Island to build an experimental creative island colony in Vanuatu from 2009 to 2012. He has always been ahead of his time until he came across blockchain and realised a way to bring his passions together dedicating his creativity to a project with a single focus on art - the YAIR project.
From engineering to philosophy to multimedia technology, Rufus’s education has branched laterally as has his professional growth from designer and web developer for big corporates like PWC and Deloitte to his own development business servicing the Australian arts scene.
In more recent years, following a move to Berlin with his family, Rufus dove into VR development and has been bitten by the crypto-economics bug, for which there is no cure. He has rolled all that fascination and energy into the YAIR project.
Web and App Development,
Growing up in East Germany under communism, Hagen took natively to computers as a form of liberation and grew into an experienced developer, working on Skype development and other high profile projects.
Since blockchain became programmable Hagen has been coding it. He is an experienced Ethereum developer having coded the systems for some ICO funded projects. Now he is turning his skills to Aeternity programming for YAIR, drawing on his early grounding with C++.
Hong is an accomplished contemporary art scholar specialising in China's traditional visual legacy: Hong typically advises corporate and individual art collectors from China and internationally.
Hongs role in the YAIR Team is to craft a strategy for moving into the art world of China and South East Asia.
Anna Jill Lüpertz
Art and Curation
Anna is a key figure of the Lüpertz family and has spent her whole professional life working hands-on with the biggest galleries and artists in the world such as Michael Werner of Berlin and New York. Anna has more recently become a gallerist herself and advises international art collectors on building strong art portfolios. Anna's expertise and relationships are bringing artists at the top of their game to the YAIR platform.
Maximilian Schneider is an independent AI Consultant helping the creative & cultural industries to harness their data. Skilled in leading teams to create novel Machine Learning Products and Virtual Experiences. With over 10 years of experience working for DAX companies, unicorn startups and founding his own startup he continues to create and innovate.
For YAIR Max is having key input on all levels, specifically: Strategy, Fundraising & UX Design & Development for their launch on the 40th Ars Electronica in Linz. In addition he actively supports the artists on YAIR's platform in the development and production of new media & AI artworks.
lindenpartners - legal team
Robert is a lawyer at lindenpartners since 2013.
As a specialist lawyer, Robert supports banks and financial institutions in all issues of banking supervision and capital markets law. His focus in FinTech Consulting is on Robo-Advice, Crowdinvesting and Payments. In addition, he advise companies Including YAIR in the areas of ICOs, crypto-assets and Blockchain/DLT.
lindenpartners - legal team
Eric is a lawyer and partner at lindenpartners
Lindenpartners are legal specialists in crpto-assets and blockchain.
Erics approach to advising his clients is to understand where they wish to go, and develop an attitude together. The whole paired with pragmatic solutions and entrepreneurial understanding is the key.
As the COO of Aeternity Blockchain, Emin brings years of crypto development experience onboard. Together with his longtime business partner Richard Kirschstein these two native Berliners have found numerous projects including: Abend AG, Missing Link and Proud Magazin.
Both a philosopher and an entrepreneur, Adina creates platforms that integrate nascent technology in order to generate impact and to empower bottom-up movements. She is the currently launching AERTH, an immersive climate and environmental data platform driven by blockchain technology.
Having worked in the mixed reality space since 2012, Adina has a rich knowledge of immersive and interactive technologies. Today, Adina is the founder of SNOWBLACK, a studio for VR & AR technology dedicated to building the future of how we experience content.
Heiko is the founder of Bigpoint, one of the global top 10 developers and publishers of browser and online games. Since 2002 the computer scientist has been considered a pioneer in the games industry, working with partners and investors like NBC Universal. He is among the TOP 10 Internet Managers in Germany and has won numerous awards, including the Red Herring Top 100 Europe. Today he supports promising startups and internet projects, including MeetOne, Kreditech, Stuffle, and YAIR as a business angel.
Dr. Michael I. Jacobs
Media Art Advisor
Dr. Michael I. Jacobs is an avid collector of international contemporary art. He made his first visit to China in October of 2010 and has been collecting Chinese video art in depth ever since.
Dr Jacobs has returned to China nine times to explore the little-known world of Chinese media art and to meet artists, curators, critics, museum staff, and local collectors. Observing the high quality of the Chinese video work that he encountered during his visits, Dr Jacobs became a pioneering collector of young artists in this emerging field. The result is a unique collection of Chinese video art that has raised the profile and built the potential of many new artists across the breadth of contemporary moving image work in China.
Dr Jacobs has experience with museum art acquisition committees.
Professor Miao Xiaochun
Media Art Advisor
Professor Miao Xiaochun teaches Art Photography and Digital Media at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing.
Considered one of the most representative and influential artists in the domain of China’s new media art, with an emphasis on the interface between the real and the virtual, Miao Xiaochun´s work includes photography, painting and 3D animation.
His photographic and animation works such as The Last Judgment in Cyberspace, H2O, Microcosm, Restart and Disillusion as well as his digital ink painting series "Beijing Handscroll" are exhibited worldwide.