Nicola Vassell is Founder of Concept NV, a curatorial agency specializing in art projects focused on social and cultural phenomena. CNV connects the traditional and experimental art worlds with clients in the entertainment, fashion, publishing and real estate arenas. CNV develops curated projects, cultural programming and brand collaborations, while offering art advisory, private sales and collection management services. Vassell is Curatorial Director of the Dean Collection, the family art collection founded by Swizz Beatz and his wife Alicia Keys. Her recent exhibition projects include Dreamweavers, Los Angeles and the global art and music festival, No Commission, held in NY, Miami, London, Shanghai and Berlin. Vassell was a Director at Pace Gallery and Deitch Projects, NY.