Zain Masud appointed director of India Art Fair 2016

Zain Masud, a former assistant fair director to Art Dubai, was appointed as the international director of India Art Fair 2016 here on Monday.

Masud has also dabbled in the art scenes of the Middle East, South Asia, Russia, China, Africa, and the Western art world.

The four-day fair, slated to begin on January 28, will be held at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi.

According to the organisers, the fair will be structured into five main sections.

The main section, Galleries, will feature leading Indian and international galleries.

The second section, Focus, will show solo presentations which have been curated by participating galleries or institutions.

The third section, Institutional, will showcase leading international and Indian museums and art foundations, presenting elements of their programmes or collaborations commissioned specially for the fair.

The fourth section, Platform, will present young emerging artists or collectives from South Asia.

The last section, Projects, will show artworks including large scale sculptures or site specific installations at the fair.

According to a statement, India Art Fair is making a number of significant changes to its partnerships, internal team and gallery programming.

As a part of the changes, it has announced BMW as the presenting partner of its eighth edition.

In 2013, the BMW Guggenheim Lab – a global initiative of the BMW Group, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Guggenheim Museum — premiered in India at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai.

Launched in 2008, India Art Fair has established itself as South Asia’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art, engaging with Indian art at every level of the market.