Ms Martina Batovic


I am Course Leader for the MA in Art Business programme in the School of Creative Industries & Critical Studies at Kingston School of Art. I am an active art market professional and former auction house executive with more than 15 years of experience in the commercial sector, having worked across all three major areas of the industry: advisory, gallery and auction. 

As of November 2022, I also work as a Senior Lecturer in Market Intelligence at Kingston Business School in the Strategy, Marketing and Innovation Department.  

My academic interests lie in emerging (art) markets and market intelligence, and my MA thesis was on the emerging art market in Croatia. My professional practice is focused on analysing market intelligence and data to help clients navigate industries which can appear impenetrable from the outside, such as the commercial art world. 

I am a trained Contemporary Art Specialist and I am passionate about art of the Post-War period, especially the avant-garde movements of 1950s and 1960s, and the place of female artists in the current market. 

Academic responsibilities

Course Leader, MA in Art Business


  • MA in Art Business

Teaching and learning

I am the Course Leader for MA in Art Business with Kingston School of Art, where I teach the following modules: History of the Art Market, Object Analysis and Valuations, and Business and Art. I am a supervisor for major projects at the end of the year, supervising students on their business plans and dissertation research projects. 

As of November 2022, I am a Senior Lecturer in Market Intelligence with Kingston Business School. 

Postgraduate courses taught

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

I am an active art market specialist, currently the Founder & CEO of Artisan Art Intelligence, a consultancy in the art world focusing on art advisory, partnerships and education. Artisan Art Intelligence was set up building on the wealth of industry experience to work with private and corporate clients on fulfilling their needs when it comes to art acquisition, cultural partnerships and art historical 

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