Encounter Contemporary



Encounter Contemporary provides access to exceptional works of art by leading emerging and established artists 



Since 2013 we have successfully pioneered a new model that better serves both artists and collectors.  

We run an international ‘moving’ exhibition program curating academically rigorous, ambitious and immersive projects.  We work with a core group of leading emerging and established contemporary artists helping to develop their practices through creative projects, critical exposure and sales. We also regularly collaborate with other galleries, institutions and artists brokering cultural partnerships and programming events.

 Building long term relationships with both emerging and established collectors we act as a guide and educator across many collecting categories. We confidently source only the best artworks from our trusted international network of artists, art professionals and private collections. Encounter also advises selected institutional and corporate clients on the planning and implementation of contemporary art programs and commissions.

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Alexander Caspari

Founder & Director


Alexander Caspari has directed Encounter Contemporary for the past five years. Specializing in Post-War and Contemporary Art, he holds an MA in History of Art from University College London and a First Class BA (with distinction) in History of Art from the University of York. Alexander has curated numerous contemporary art exhibitions with leading international established and emerging artists in private and institutional venues. He is currently responsible for developing and running a contemporary sculpture program for the Grade II listed Smithson Plaza in St James’s. The project focuses on reactivating the site’s important cultural history whilst also establishing new partnerships with leading artists' galleries and institutions. Alexander actively participates in debates surrounding the art world. He has contributed to talks at Christies Lates and his comments on the art market have been quoted in publications such as the Financial Times and Collecteurs Magazine. Prior to founding Encounter Contemporary he gained experience at October Gallery, Seymours Art Advisors, Phillips, Golden Squared Consulting, The Sculpture House and Dulwich Picture Gallery.


Jordan Harris



Jordan is an investment professional and emerging art collector. He provides Encounter with valuable strategic and financial oversight. Prior to Co Founding Encounter Contemporary in 2013 Jordan gathered in depth art market experience at Sotheby's, Christie's and Robilant + Voena. Jordan has a Bachelors in History of Art from York University and a Masters in Management from Imperial College Business School. 


Corporate Address

6 Diamond Terrace 

London, SE10 8QN