Since founding a contemporary art center in Switzerland 25 years ago, Monet, b.1968, has successfully conducted business in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. He worked for ten years in New York privately and as the director of sales for North America of legendary Picasso dealer Jan Kruger.
As an advisor to several eminent private collectors, Monet has discreetly handled important works by Édouard Manet, Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, George Grosz, Emil Nolde and Francis Bacon, as well as by Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Anselm Kiefer and Damien Hirst.
In addition to his position as managing director of the Side by Side Gallery, Akim Monet remains active as principal of the private consulting firm Monet Art Advisory, which offers advice to clients on building collections, selling works discreetly and buying and selling at auction.
Akim Monet is an alumnus of Institut Le Rosey,
and a graduate of Cornell University.