Art Basel announce that the curator and art advisor Adeline Ooi will replace Magnus Renfrew as Director Asia for Art Basel, starting in January 2015. Based in Hong Kong, Ooi will lead the development of Art Basel’s Hong Kong show moving forward and ensure a strong presence for Asia throughout Art Basel’s international activities. She will join Art Basel Director Marc Spiegler and Marco Fazzone, Director Resources and Finance, as a member of the Executive Committee, led by Spiegler.
Born in Malaysia in 1976, Adeline Ooi holds a BA (Hons) Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins, London. Ooi has served for the last two years as Art Basel’s VIP Relations Manager for Southeast Asia, covering Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Concurrently, Adeline directed RogueArt, which she co-founded in 2009 as a cultural agency based in Malaysia, where her clients included artists, galleries, institutions, and both corporate and private collections. From 2006 to 2008, she worked as Curator and Program Director of Valentine Willie Fine Art gallery, Kuala Lumpur.