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Magnus Renfrew

Founder and Managing Director, ARTHQ / Group

Renfrew previously served as founding director of Art Basel in Hong Kong from 2012-2014 following the acquisition of ART HK by MCH Group. From 2007-2012 Renfrew was the founding fair director of ART HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair. ART HK is widely credited with repositioning Hong Kong as the center of the art market in Asia and as having a transformative impact on the cultural landscape of the city and its perception globally. Renfrew has been recognized for his contribution by industry media and has regularly appeared in the Power 100 lists of ART + AUCTION, ART REVIEW and Le Journal des Arts as one of the 100 most influential figures in the art world. Born in 1975, Renfrew was brought up in Cambridge, UK, and educated at The Leys School, Cambridge and the University of St Andrews where he gained a 1st Class MA (Hons) and the OE Saunders Prize for Art History. In Hong Kong he serves as Chair of the Advisory Council for Para Site Art Space and from 2014–2016 as a member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.