Yayoi Shionoiri and Ryan Su
Yayoi Shionoiri is an art lawyer who supports artists. She serves as Executive Director to the Estate of Chris Burden and the Studio of Nancy Rubins, responsible for stewarding Burden’s art historical legacy and promoting Rubins’s artistic practice. She is also U.S. Alliance Partner to City Lights Law, a Japanese law firm that represents creators, innovators, and artists; an Outside Board Director to Startbahn, an art x blockchain company that seeks to bring greater reliability to art world transactions in the art ecosystem; and Legal Advisor to KLKTN, a startup focused on engendering community among performers and their supporters through NFTs. Shoinoiri has previously served as General Counsel to Artsy, Associate General Counsel of the Guggenheim Museum, and Legal Advisor to Takashi Murakami. She has degrees from Harvard University, Cornell Law School, and Columbia University. She serves as a Board Director to the Asia Art Archive in America, and an Advisory Panelist at the Serpentine Gallery’s Legal Lab. Ryan Su is an art lawyer who holds LLB and LLM degrees. He is Special Counsel, Art & Intellectual Property Law at OC Queen Street, the Singapore office of Osborne Clarke. He is a member of the firm’s International Blockchain Working Group and speaks frequently on intellectual property, NFTs, and the metaverse. Su also advises artists, galleries, collectors, and museums on how to safeguard their interests. He is the recipient of the Patron of the Arts and Patron of Heritage awards for his contributions to the arts in Singapore and is currently completing a PhD in dispute resolution in the art world.