Diana Campbell Betancourt is an American curator based between Bangladesh and the Philippines where she works as the Artistic Director of the Samdani Art Foundation and Bellas Artes Projects, and the Chief Curator of the Dhaka Art Summit, the largest non-commercial platform for art with connections to South Asia. From the international exchange program of the Samdani Art Foundation to the collection, Betancourt works to connect South Asia with other international art movements, supporting both South Asian artists at institutions such as the Venice Biennale and Tate Modern, but also supporting leading international artists such as Pawel Althamer, Tino Sehgal, and Lynda Benglis to engage with South Asia from the vantage point of Bangladesh. As a research platform, DAS also collaborates with a growing number of institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, Kunsthalle Zurich, Tate Modern, Asia Art Archive, MoMA, and many others. The foundation will open a permanent space in Sylhet in late 2018.
Diana Campbell Betancourt's visit is suppported through the International Visiting Curators Program, developed and presented by Artspace in partnership with UNSW | Art & Design.