SWITZERLAND. Basel: Art Basel announced on July 19 that Bridget Finn has been appointed as Director Miami Beach show. She will be taking up her new responsibility in September 2023 and will be based in New York, USA.
In her new position, Finn will lead the show in 2024 and focus on strengthening Art Basel as a premier modern and contemporary art fair globally. She is further expected to take a leadership role in steering the Miami Beach edition’s growth trajectory by encouraging innovation, overseeing the team managing the fair and cultivating a rich relationship with other galleries, collectors, artists, and Florida’s world-class museums, institutions, and cultural partners in the USA.
Finn brings to the role a deep knowledge of the gallery ecosystem, contemporary art program and incredible experience of staying at the helm of collaborative curatorial projects.
Finn joins Art Basel with an extensive and rich understanding of the art markets of the North and South. She also comes with extensive experience in developing unique projects and formats in partnership with leading galleries, museums, auction houses, corporations, collectors, artists, curators and philanthropic organizations.
“We are thrilled with Bridget’s appointment and could not have found a better fit to lead our Miami Beach fair,” says Noah Horowitz, CEO of Art Basel.
With Bridget’s appointment as the Director of the Miami Beach show, Art Basel is optimistic about future collaborations with galleries, patrons, and partners instrumental in achieving new heights of artistic excellence as the organization focuses on a long-term impact.
About Art Basel
Art Basel was founded by Basel art gallerists Ernst Beyeler, Trudi Bruckner and Balz Hilt in 1970. The show in Basel is presented across 27’500 square meters of exhibition space. Art Basel stages premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, Miami Beach, Hong Kong, and Paris.
Each show is unique and defined by its host city and region. Art Basel debuted in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, in 2002. Covering over 500,000 square feet of exhibition space, the show reflects Miami’s multicultural identity.