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Diana campbell betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt

post Contributor Artistic Director and Chief Curator Samdani Art Foundation and Dhaka Art Summit

Diana Campbell Betancourt is an American curator working across South Asia. She is the Artistic Director of the Samdani Art Foundation in Dhaka and the Chief Curator of the Dhaka Art Summit for the 2014, 2016, and 2018 editions, and has been leading the foundation since late 2012. The Dhaka Art Summit is the world’s largest exhibition and research platform for art from South Asia, and it is non-commercial, ticketless, and free for all. In addition to running the Foundation’s award winning exhibitions and international exchange programs, she is building the Samdani Art Foundation collection ahead of the opening of a permanent Art Centre in Sylhet, Bangladesh slated to open in late 2018.

Betancourt has collaborated with sculpture parks around the world contributing to new commissions of Indian art at institutions including Yorkshire Sculpture Park, deCordova Sculpture Park, and Wånas Konst. Betancourt co-curated "Energy Plus," the Mumbai City Pavilion for the 9th Shanghai Biennale and was a curatorial advisor for the 2015 New Museum Triennial in New York. Betancourt is a Princeton graduate and has completed fellowships at the Henry Moore Institute, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. She is the Chair of the board of the Mumbai Art Room, one of the leading non-profit spaces in India.