Aaron Cezar

Director of London's Delfina Foundation

Cezar’s energy spreads far beyond the London HQ of Delfina Foundation, the philanthropic outfit founded by Delfina Entrecanales, of which he is director. It’s apparent in the programming of the ‘proyectos’ section of Bogotá’s ArtBo fair, and in his position on the jury of the newly founded Absolut Creative Competition (won by Lebanese artist Sarah Saroufim). This year it was mostly concentrated, however, in Venice, where Cezar worked alongside Ralph Rugoff to devise the Biennale’s inaugural performance programme. Florence Peake and Eve Stainton, Boychild and Zadie Xa were among those to stage performances on the opening weekend, with Vivian Caccuri, Cooking Sections, Invernomuto, Nkisi (Paul Maheke and Melika Ngombe Kolongo) and Vivien Sansour scheduled to close the exhibition. In London, meanwhile, there were shows at Delfina for Nasser Al Salem and former resident Asunción Molinos Gordo, as well as numerous of the organisation’s signature ‘family lunches’.