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Eva Langret. Photo: Deniz Guzel.
Eva Langret. Photo: Deniz Guzel.

Frieze London Appoints Eva Langret as Artistic Director

Frieze announced today that Eva Langret has been named artistic director of Frieze London. Langret joins Frieze from the London-based gallery Tiwani Contemporary, where she curated Maren Hassinger’s first solo show outside of the United States and collaborated with artists such as Simone Leigh, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Theo Eshetu, and ruby onyinyechi amanze. Starting in November 2019, she will lead the strategic development and artistic program of the London art fair and act as a liaison for galleries, collectors, and curators in collaboration with global director Victoria Siddall.

“Eva’s passion and intelligence, as well as her insightful understanding of how art fairs work, not only for galleries but also for the wider art world ecology, made her a clear choice for the role of artistic director, Frieze London,” Siddall said in a statement. “Throughout our conversations she has shown a deep understanding of and commitment to galleries, whose strength and success are at the heart of our fairs. The breadth and depth of her international network also make her a strong match for such a global platform. I am really looking forward to working with her and witnessing her spirit and energy in action.”

Previously, Langret held positions at the Delfina Foundation and the Wapping Project / Bankside and worked as a freelance curator. Among her curatorial projects are the exhibitions “KIN” (2016) at HANGAR Centro de Investigação Artística in Lisbon and “The Zone” (2011) with Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham. Commenting on her new role, she said: “I am thrilled to join the trailblazing team of curators, thinkers and organizers who have shaped the fair into becoming one of the most vibrant, global platforms for contemporary art.”

Frieze also announced that Loring Randolph has been promoted to the role of director of Frieze New York and Kristell Chade and Romilly Stebbings have been appointed as deputy directors. In a statement, Frieze said: “Loring’s new position reflects her success and commitment to innovation and strategy for Frieze in New York since she started in 2017. Loring will continue to oversee gallery, institutional and patron relationships in the Americas as well as manage Frieze New York and Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, which she launched in 2018.”