Fariba Derakhshani talks with us about her work as Chief Special Projects at the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development. Over the years she has built up and fostered a network of globally acclaimed artists at an early stage in their international career, such as El Anatsui, Zanele Muholi and Ibrahim El-Salahi. In this episode she also gives a sneak peek at the new strategy of the fund, the plans for their 25th anniversary and how they have stayed ahead of the curve.
She takes us through defining moments in her career, her favourite places to eat and stay in Amsterdam, and which artists to keep an eye on. Fariba also teaches us how to combine serious subject matter with a certain glamour and joie de vivre.
1. El Anatsui
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