DNK Art Consulting was founded by Dina Nasser-Khadivi in 2008 as a concept encompassing four main divisions:
Strategy, Business Development, Positioning, Marketing, Branding, and PR
Building collections, De-accessioning artworks, Global Market insight, Curatorial frameworks
Buying and selling on behalf of clients, Sourcing artworks, Primary and secondary market coverage
From preservation to presentation, including shipping, storage, cataloguing and install coordination. Creating private bespoke databases for inventory management
Beyond being a specialist in 19th Century European Art and Middle Eastern Modern and Contemporary Art, Dina has expanded her expertise to international contemporary art and has lead a variety of projects, exhibitions and publications worldwide for both public and private entities.
“Love Me Love Me Not”, Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its Neighbours, Baku
Following its successful debut at the 55th Venice Biennale “Love Me, Love Me Not” traveled the following year to the region and city that inspired the project in the first place. The exhibition opened...Read more
Shirin Neshat “The Home of My Eyes”
“The Home of my Eyes” was Shirin Neshat’s first exhibition in Baku and focused on a major new commission, produced following the artist’s time in Azerbaijan. A project curated and instigated by Dina N...Read more
“Love Me Love Me Not”, Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its Neighbours, Venice
“Love Me, Love Me Not” was an unprecedented exhibition of contemporary art from Azerbaijan and its neighbours, featuring recent work by 17 artists from Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey, Russia, and Georgia. S...Read more
Dina Nasser-Khadivi is an independent curator and consultant, specializing in Contemporary art. Originally a 19/20th century art specialist at Christie’s, Dina began to work with Middle Eastern Contemporary art in 2006, developing an international platform for the artists by organizing numerous awareness-raising initiatives, including the symposium “An Introduction to the World of Iranian Modern and Contemporary Art”(2010) held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the MOCA in Los Angeles.
With projects that have included curating private collections and advising institutions, Dina works globally. Exhibitions she has curated include “Love Me, Love Me Not” (2013) at the 55th Venice Biennale, which later travelled to the Zaha Hadid-designed Heydar Aliyev Center (2014), as well as Shirin Neshat’s exhibition “The Home of My Eyes” (2015) in Baku.
In addition to the catalogues of the exhibitions she curated, she edited and produced Lalla Essaydi’s monograph “Crossing Boundaries, Bridging Cultures” published by ACR (2015), Farhad Moshiri’s double volume monograph “Life is Beautiful’ published by SKIRA (2016) and collaborated the following year with the Andy Warhol Museum for Moshiri’s first retrospective in the US “Go West” (2017).
Having worked with Dina on multiple projects spanning many years, you know you’re always in safe hands, can rely on her ultra-professionalism, her exceptional commitment and that she always deliversMichael Jeha, Managing Director, Christie’s Middle East, Dubai, UAE