Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A glance at IAF organizers

The art collector base of India is fast increasing. A large majority of them look forward to events like Art Expo India and India Art Fair, two among the country’s widely attended and popular art fairs. Both are s building on their popularity and scale to capitalize on India’s fast-growing economy so as to cater a large base of HNIs (high net-worth individuals). We take a quick glance at of India Art Fair organizers, who are responsible for making it a major success.  

Determined to take the fair to new heights
Neha Kirpal is the Founder and Fair Director of India Art Fair which she started in 2008. Over the last three editions, she has grown the art fair to new heights, expanding it both in scale and scope. Under her direction, the last edition of the fair drew in over 128,000 visitors from around the world, making it one of the most attended public art fairs in the world. She has over a decade of experience in the creative industries, marketing and event management both in India and the UK, which has helped her gain an intrinsic understanding of different markets and also develop a truly global perspective for her current and future businesses. Neha Kirpal currently lives and works in New Delhi.
Knowing the intricacies of art fair activities
Will Ramsay: After leaving the British Army, Will Ramsay founded a gallery in 1996 in London, then an art fair business which now encompasses Affordable Art Fair, Pulse Art Fair, Art Hong Kong and now India Art Fair, which he is very excited about! Will runs 17 annual art fairs, in London, Bristol, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, Milan, Singapore, Hong Kong and, last but certainly not least, Delhi! The Affordable Art Fair has been selected by CoolBrands as one of the 500 coolest brands in the UK.
Actively involved in the fair’s macro-management
Sandy Angus: He was born in India where his family had lived for over 80 years. He is Chairman of Montgomery Worldwide an internationally renowned group of exhibition organizing companies with offices and events on all 5 continents. Montgomery were involved in creating art fairs in Los Angeles and London and currently run the World Photography Organization, which puts on the Sony World Photography Awards. A collector of contemporary art and a founder shareholder of Art Hong Kong, he is actively involved in the successful hosting of India Art Fair as a shareholder which he regards as completing the circle of his family's involvement on the sub-continent.

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