Tal Danai founded ArtLink in 1996. In early 1997, ArtLink partnered with Sotheby’s auction house to form ArtLink@Sotheby’s International Young Art Program, aspiring to introduce a new segment of emerging art into the global art market. In 1999, CNN deemed the program "the most exciting development in the art market in decades."
In 2002, Danai introduced ArtLink as a group of expert art curators, supported by experienced art project managers, expert art purchasers and logistics professionals to the hospitality industry. ArtLink curated and provided art collections for over 120 hospitality projects in 32 countries, including the Jing An Shangri-La in Shanghai, the Four Seasons DIFC in Dubai, the Plaza Hotel in New York City, the Waldorf Astoria in Chengdu, the St. Regis hotels in Cairo, Amman and Belgrade, The Rosewood hotels in Hoi An and Ningbo and the Mandarin Oriental hotels in London and Riyadh.
In 2014, ArtLink completed the art collection for the Holland America Line Koningsdam Ship followed by the Nieuw Statendam. The company also curated and provided the art for the Seabourn ultra-luxury Encore and Ovation ships and is currently working with Costa Cruises and P&O Cruises and on the new Ryndam for Holland America Line.
Prior to ArtLink, Danai served as the Director of International Marketing for Cybra Corporation and in 1989 assumed the position of Director of International Operations for the Commodity Spot Shipping Division of the Brazilian conglomerate SATRO. In 1993, Danai founded EcoLink, which restructured failing small businesses into highly profitable enterprises and traded in foodstuff for the former Soviet Union countries.
Danai holds academic degrees in fine art, business and law, alongside the rank of Sensei in Kyokushin Karate and Wood Badge in the International Scouts Movement.