Finn will steer the direction of the Miami Beach edition as it continues to innovate, overseeing the team staging the fair, cultivating and expanding Art Basel's network of galleries, collectors, and artists in the Americas, and working in concert with Miami and South Florida's world-class museums, institutions, and cultural partners.
Finn brings to the role a deep knowledge of the gallery ecosystem. Before joining the eponymous, Detroit-based gallery Reyes | Finn, she directed the contemporary art program at Mitchell-Innes & Nash (2013-2017) and held several roles at Anton Kern Gallery (2007-2010) in New York. As part of a gallerist collective, she established the collaborative curatorial project space Cleopatra's (2008-2018) in New York, which later operated a Berlin location, working collaboratively with hundreds of artists and cultural producers for a decade. Previously, Finn served as the Director of Strategic Planning & Projects at Independent Curators International (ICI) (2010-2013), where she developed unique projects and formats in partnership with leading galleries, museums, auctions houses, corporations, and philanthropic organizations to deliver contemporary art programs to broad public audiences.
Finn comes to the position with an intimate understanding of the North and South American art markets and an extensive, established network of galleries, collectors, artists, curators, and institutional leaders across the region, within and outside of the traditional hotspots in the U.S. A Detroit native, Finn co-founded the city-wide exhibition platform Art Mile Detroit in 2020, serving dozens of local galleries, institutional non-profits, museums, and artist-run spaces. In 2022, she established FLOURISH, a platform that employs art to drive advancements and positive transformations for children affected by rare disease. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Independent Curators International (ICI) and is active on the Advisory Committee of the Progressive Art Studio Collective (PASC).
Image : Bridget Finn. PHOTO NICK HAGEN/COURTESY ART BASEL
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