Fatoş Üstek Named Director of David Roberts Art Foundation
By Sophie von Wunster
The David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF) in London welcomes Fatoş Üstek as its new director. Üstek will supervise the expansion of the institution’s presence in London, as well as direct new initiatives across the United Kingdom.
Ankara-born, London-based Üstek received her master’s degree from the Contemporary Art Theory Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2008, and is an experienced independent curator and writer. Projects that Üstek has curated include miart Talks 2018 in Milan, Art Night 2017 in London and “fig-2” at London’s ICA Studio in 2015.
DRAF founder David Roberts and his partner, photographer Indre Roberts, stated: “We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Fatoş Üstek as the new director of DRAF. Fatoş is widely respected for her vision, knowledge and flair, and brings UK and international expertise to the position. She will lead DRAF into a new era, building an exciting program to bring the Foundation to a wider audience.”
Üstek succeeds founding director and chief curator Vincent Honoré, following his departure in October 2017 for a new post as senior curator of London’s Hayward Gallery. She will curate the 11th edition of DRAF’s annual Evening of Performances, which returns to London club KOKO this October.
Sophie von Wunster is an editorial intern at ArtAsiaPacific.
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