Introducing the New Global Fine Art Awards Judge and Executive Committee

Savita Apte

I am delighted to be part of the Global Fine Art Awards panel of judges. This is an organisation of truly international scope.

GFAA President and CEO Judy Holm states, “This is an exciting period of growth for our program, and I am honored to introduce an exceptional new Judge and launch the Executive Committee of our Advisory Board. The Executive Committee includes sixteen extremely diverse, talented and experienced individuals- ensuring the future success of GFAA.”

The Global Fine Art Awards program welcomes Savita Apte as a new GFAA Judge. She is an Art Historian specializing in Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and has been actively involved in South Asian art since 1989. She holds a postgraduate diploma in Asian Art and a Masters in Post War and Contemporary Art and her doctoral thesis is on the Progressive Artists Group and Modernism in India. In 1995 she joined Sotheby’s as their consultant expert for Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, for their auctions in London and New York and was instrumental in setting up the Sotheby’s Prize for contemporary Indian art. In 2009, she was the co respondent for the 53rd Venice Biennale, responsible for curating South Asian and Middle Eastern artists at the Arsenale. Also in 2009 she was an associate of the Serpentine Gallery for the show Indian Highway that toured around Europe and China.

Ms. Apte is a founder director of Art Dubai and is on the advisory board of the Asia Art Archive, AlSerkal Avenue and Para Site; in addition to being on the board of Khoj. In 2009, Apte formulated The Abraaj Group Art Prize, which helped focus international attention on art production, curation and art writing from the MENASA region. Until 2016 she served as the Chair of the Prize.

This year’s returning GFAA judges are Dean Phelus (American Alliance of Museums, Washington, D.C.); James M. Bradburne (Pinacoteca di Brera and Biblioteca Braidense, Milan); Joe Lin-Hill (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo) and Gina Costa (independent art historian and curator, Director for marketing and public relations at the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Chicago).

To further the leadership scope of the GFAA Advisory Board, GFAA introduces its Executive Committee, comprised of sixteen distinguished individuals who are highly dedicated to the future growth of the program. New additions to the GFAA team, also serving key Committee Chair positions include:

Kimberly Lin, GFAA Art Research Committee Chair

Ms. Lin received a BA in Art History with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition, she has a degree in fashion design from the Los Angeles campus at the Fashion Institute of Design and…

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