Since founding a contemporary art center in Switzerland 30 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 Krugier, the exclusive agent of Marina Picasso.
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.
Having closed the renowned Side by Side Gallery Akim Monet GmbH he founded and operated in Berlin from 2011 to 2018, Akim remains active as principal of the private consulting firm Monet Art Advisory he founded in 2009, 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.
Along with his wife and ttwin boys, he moved to Los Angeles in August 2018.