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Mr Patrick Foret, Director of Business Initiatives, Art Basel

Under his current role, Patrick Foret has the responsibility of developing new business initiatives for Art Basel. In 2016, he launched Art Basel Cities designed to support the growth and development of selected cities’ art scene and create new opportunities of exchanges for the art world. A first partnership with Buenos Aires was announced in September 2017.Previously, Patrick was Art Basel’s Head of Sponsorship developing innovative partnership model to drive private funding to the arts. Between 2008 and 2010, he was Business Manager of the Louvre and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum projects for the royal family of Abu Dhabi. In previous years, Patrick ran his own business in the arts in France, Australia and Japan. A French native he graduated from Sorbonne University in Paris with a Master in International Commerce and a BA in Japanese language. He was a guest researcher for two years at Waseda University in Tokyo Japan.