International Visitor Programme : October 2014

Diana Betancourt


Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is an American born curator based in Mumbai. She is the Artistic Director of the Samdani Art Foundation and the Chief Curator of the Dhaka Art Summit, the world’s largest South Asia Focused art festival. She has curated significant projects with South Asian artists such as Shilpa Gupta, Shahzia Sikander, Rashid Rana, Naeem Mohaiemen, Raqs Media Collective, and Asim Waqif, among others. In addition to running the Foundation’s exhibitions and international exchange programs, she is building the Samdani Art Foundation collection ahead of the opening of a permanent space in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Betancourt has also lead the development of the Creative India Foundation, a private foundation supporting Indian sculpture internationally and building India’s first international sculpture park. Betancourt co-curated ‘Energy Plus’, the Mumbai City Pavilion for the 9th Shanghai Biennale in Shanghai, China, and is a curatorial advisor for the upcoming 2015 New Museum Triennial in New York, NY, USA.