While studying History of Art at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture Natalia started working alongside some of Ukraine’s most well-known artists cementing her reputation as a passionate aesthete.
Since moving to London in 2007, Natalia has become a regular on London's art scene, while honing her vision as a collector. Supporting young artists is something that Natalia holds dear and is reflected in her partnerships with various institutions such as the Serpentine Gallery and the Royal Academy, both in London.
In addition, she has also partnered with her family’s hotels to bring Romero Britto’s art from Brazil to Monaco and London.
Through the Natalia Cola Foundation I want to be a steward to the institutions that I and every visitor to London benefits from.
The COVID-19 crisis put untold strain on so many of the cultural institutions that make London a world-class city. This put into perspective how vital they are to the success of our businesses and London's status and how they cannot be taken for granted.
I thought about how through my fortunate position I could give something back, and do my small bit through my foundation to ensure that great cultural landmarks and incubators such as the Royal Academy and The Serpentine can continue to flourish and inspire.