Frieze announced today the appointment of Eva Langret as the new Artistic Director of Frieze London. Starting in November 2019, Eva will lead the strategic development and artistic programme of the London art fair and act as a liaison for galleries, collectors and curators in collaboration with Global Director Victoria Siddall.
Victoria Siddall said: '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. 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.'
Langret commented: 'Frieze London is known for championing era-defining, critically engaged work produced by today's most significant artists. I am thrilled to join the trailblazing team of curators, thinkers and organisers who have shaped the fair into becoming one of the most vibrant, global platforms for contemporary art. The fair collaborates with the most exciting international galleries and I am delighted to support them in achieving their goals. I also look forward to widening Frieze London's long-standing relationships with local and international artists, curators, collectors and art-lovers alike, and together celebrate the unique creative spirit of London's diverse artistic community.'
Eva Langret; Photograph by Deniz Guzel
Langret joins Frieze from London-based gallery Tiwani Contemporary where she curated 'Passing Through', Maren Hassinger's first solo show outside of the USA, and collaborated with artists including Simone Leigh, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Theo Eshetu, Kapwani Kiwanga and ruby onyinyechi amanze. Previously she held positions at The Delfina Foundation and The Wapping Project / Bankside. As a freelance curator, exhibitions include KIN at HANGAR Centro de Investigação Artística in Lisbon (2016) and The Zone with Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham (2011). Eva holds an MA in Art History and Archaeology from SOAS, London.
In addition, Loring Randolph has been promoted to the role of Director, Frieze New York. 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. Further developments include the establishment of a new Deputy Director structure with Kristell Chade and Romilly Stebbings in these roles.