FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Thursday October 28, 2021. Independent is pleased to announce the appointment of Sofie Scheerlinck as interim Chief Operating Officer. Scheerlinck previously was the Global Managing Director at TEFAF, and has held various roles in the art tech space since 2014. Scheerlinck will oversee the strategy of the fair’s expansion and online offering for 2022, in collaboration with co-founder Elizabeth Dee, founding curatorial advisor Matthew Higgs and the Independent team. With a focus on the digital possibilities of furthering an exhibition’s reach and prolonging relevant conversations, Independent’s media initiatives will scale and continue to be a quality resource during the fair and throughout the year.
In its 13th year, Independent will return to its former location with new spring dates May 5 – 8, 2022 at Spring Studios in Tribeca. Independent in May will be an opportunity for the fair to expand to its full roster of 65 international leading galleries.
Independent was founded in 2010, with the aim to inspire relevant art encounters for a well-informed and devoted Contemporary Art audience. Over the last decade, Independent has created an internationally-recognized platform for galleries, that prioritizes discovery and context, in contrast to the standard commercial fair. Due to Independent’s unique model, its audience is tailored to connoisseur-based collectors and institutions. Taking place in New York, Independent brings together international galleries and non-profit organizations, with consistently fresh and unexpected content for each edition. By supporting a focused range of established, innovative and emerging as well as outsider art and design, Independent aims to present a true reflection of the fabric of the global art community.
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