MARKT IS,
“market” in German, and the combination of “art” and “market”.
OUR MISSION
The goal of MARKT is to evolve beyond preceding platforms, to be geared toward the Asian art market, and to provide what we believe to be the best-quality Asian contemporary works for the best prices.
OUR TEAM

Mia Jung
founder & chief director

Mia Jung started her career at Sotheby’s auction house headquarter in New York in 2004 and stayed until 2008. She had also actively participated in NY art scene as a curator and art director at foundation and galleries in New York, organizing many different art shows and projects. Since 2010, Mia has been focusing on online art trade, based on the thesis research for MA degree in Art Market Studies from FIT, State University of New York. She is an associate director at KWANHOON gallery and authorized dealer at Artnet Auctions in New York and K Auction in Seoul since 2012. Mia is an art advisor at    since 2016.

Jin K. Choi
Sales Director/ NY Office

Jinkyoung Choi is an associate director at Kang Collection + Contemporary gallery in New York City. Prior to joining the gallery, she worked at several contemporary art galleries including Gagosian and as well as non-profit art organizations. She also has co-curated over 20 solo/group exhibitions featured by The New York Times, The Financial Times, Artnet News, and The Wall Street Journal. Her specialties are fine and decorative, traditional Korean arts, contemporary arts, and American art market research. She received  BA in art history from Hunter College, City University of New York and MA in Art Market Studies from FIT, State University of New York.

AHL Foundation Inc. Contemporary Visual Art Competition Winners Exhibition at White Box, Chelsea, NY in 2006
2000 – 2010
APPROACHING A REVIVAL IN THE ONLINE TRADE OF ART

Initially, there was a gloomy forecast for online platforms to sell artworks in early 2000 under the assumption that art buyers were not yet ready to buy works based on digital images alone. By the year of 2010, the online businesses, however—fueled by art world celebrities —are once again rapidly shifting to the online platform arena. Partnering with smaller, established galleries and offering millions works of contemporary art from high-end to emerging. 

According to The New York Times, the three primary factors for rising online art sales are a broadening base of art collectors around the world; a much greater willingness by these people, both veteran collectors and newcomers, to trust online transactions and buy works after seeing only images of them; and a huge amount of inventory in gallery storehouses, from a growing number of art fairs and other exhibitions leading to more artists creating ever more work.

Dumbo Art Festival in Dumbo, New York in 2007
“In the early 2000’s, Sotheby‘s and Amazon.com shut down a jointly operated online auction site and my initial task at Sotheby’s headquarter in New York back then was manually archiving auction records rather than digitizing them. Not to mention art buyers, sellers might have not been ready to trade art online.”
– MIA JUNG,
ART MARKT ASIA FOUNDER & CHIEF DIRECTOR –
2010 – 2014
TAKING ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART ONLINE
A common thread throughout the most prominent online art-sale platforms is the lack of involvement by Asian local sellers. It has been made exceptionally selective for local dealers and galleries in Asia to partner with existing, highly touted platforms as their artists lack the name recognition or sales records. 
 
Between 2010 and 2014, Mia Jung started consigning Asian contemporary works on the Western art-sale platforms and dozens of Asian contemporary artists who had never been presented in any international venues and galleries were successfully sold. It let her gather and build a highly curated platform working with what we believes to be the best contemporary Asian artists and the most promising rising stars. It is to be a direct and vigorous Asian contemporary art supplier to the clientele.
2010 – 2014
TAKING ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART ONLINE
A common thread throughout the most prominent online art-sale platforms is the lack of involvement by Asian local sellers. It has been made exceptionally selective for local dealers and galleries in Asia to partner with existing, highly touted platforms as their artists lack the name recognition or sales records. 
 
Between 2010 and 2014, Mia Jung started consigning Asian contemporary works on the Western art-sale platforms and dozens of Asian contemporary artists who had never been presented in any international venues and galleries were successfully sold. It let her gather and build a highly curated platform working with what we believes to be the best contemporary Asian artists and the most promising rising stars. It is to be a direct and vigorous Asian contemporary art supplier to the clientele.
“MARKT is an ideal online platform of Asian contemporary art, aggregating sellers from different places in Asia. It plays an important role for Asian art sellers and international buyers as a place to share information, to communicate with one another, and to browse different artworks directly from local sellers.”
– JIN K CHOI,
ART MARKT ASIA NY OFFICE DIRECTOR –
2014 – Today
ART MARKT ASIA HAS GROWN STEADLY 
Collectors of world-class art and other buyers are regularly purchasing artworks after merely viewing high-resolution JPEG images of such works, and more people in a high-tech digital generation are coming to embrace this concept.
 
Aggregating an inventory of available Asian art works, information regarding Asian art, and manpower from various locations in Asia into one site could benefit both the Asian art world and potential online buyers, especially future art collectors willing to roam from site to site in search of JPEGs of Asian artwork.
 
MARKT, transcending time and space, is the most massive and open art market imaginable for Asian Art.
“Right now, you have an influx of younger folks who are looking to bridge what they are doing with sites like Twitter and Facebook and Foursquare and all these are companies with their other interests, which include art and paintings and drawings and sculpture.”
– JACK DORSEY,
CHAIRMAN AND CO-FOUNDER OF TWITTER –