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Artistic Director of the Dhaka Art Summit will ‘open up experimental possibilities’ across the Frieze Artist Award, Live and Frieze Film

 

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Photo: Myrna Ho

Diana Campbell Betancourt joins the fair to oversee Frieze Projects - programming beyond the gallery booths, including Frieze Live installations and performances, and new Frieze Artist Award and Frieze Film commissions.

Artistic Director of Dhaka-based Samdani Art Foundation and Chief Curator of the Dhaka Art Summit, Campbell Betancourt also managed the Bellas Art Projects programme in the Philipines, overseeing critically acclaimed exhibitions, including Bruce Conner’s first major solo exhibition in Asia.

Campbell Betancourt, said, ‘It is an honour to join the Frieze team. I know that Frieze London is a place that I never leave without discovering an emerging artist whom I want to work with. I appreciate how Frieze opens up experimental possibilities for artists and artworks that might not usually show in an established fair context to participate in their rich programming, speaking to how Frieze wants to be a part of developing contemporary art discourse and opportunities for artists, rather than simply serving as a marketplace. In this regard, I am especially excited about working on the Frieze Artist Award.’

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