Abby Bangser will be leaving her post as the artistic director of the Frieze art fairs in the Americas and Asia for a recently created post at New York’s Dia Foundation. She will serve as Dia’s deputy director of strategic initiatives. With Frieze, Bangser developed relationships between institutions, galleries, and collectors in Asia and the Americas, in addition to organizing Frieze’s various talks and curated gallery sections. Bangser’s new position will “advance the strategic priorities of the institution and serve as the main liaison for Dia’s sites around the United States and beyond,” according to the institution. Dia’s director, Jessica Morgan, said, “As Dia evolves, the need for strategic planning and focused partnerships becomes even more critical to support our mission.”
“I have long admired Dia’s collection, programs, and unique role as a steward for the constellation of sites it maintains in New York, the American West, and internationally. Jessica Morgan’s arrival as Director in 2015 marked the beginning of a new era for Dia. I am very excited to work with her, the board of trustees, the senior management team, and the talented staff to contribute to Dia’s dynamic future,” said Bangser.