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Dina Amin Appointed as CEO of Saudi Visual Arts Commission

Dina Amin Appointed as CEO of Saudi Visual Arts Commission

Thursday, 9 July, 2020 - 17:15
Dina Amin. SPA photo
Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud has appointed Dina Amin as CEO of the Visual Arts Commission.

Amin is a leading Saudi specialist in visual arts and the international contemporary art field. She holds a bachelor’s from Wellesley College in Art History and Architecture, which was completed through the collaborative program with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Her distinguished career spans more than two decades of senior positions in the contemporary art field in prominent international Arts companies, including most recently Phillips, a global auction house renowned as a destination for international collectors of art and design.

Prior to that Dina spent 20 years at Christie’s, one of the world’s preeminent auction houses where she held a number of senior positions spanning multiple geographies, including New York, Dubai and London.

The Visual Arts Commission is one of 11 new cultural commissions recently launched by the Ministry of Culture in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 to manage the empowerment and development of the Saudi cultural sector in its various directions and creative paths.

The commission will manage and develop the visual arts sector in fulfillment of the vision and directions of the Ministry of Culture through several key roles, including but not limited to; implementing a sector development strategy, empowering talented practitioners, encouraging individuals, institutions and companies to produce and develop field related content, supporting the protection of intellectual property rights, providing educational and professional programs, and encouraging investment in the field.

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