Diana d’Arenberg is a Hong Kong and Berlin-based art, fashion, and culture writer. She has an academic background in Art History, Literature and Film Studies, and a Masters in International Relations specialising in geopolitics and game theory. She has worked extensively across various creative fields including dance, theatre, film, fashion, media and art. As a writer she has worked with international galleries, art fairs and biennials, fashion and jewellery brands, and over twenty international publications including: Harper’s Bazaar; South China Morning Post (Hong Kong); Rossiyskaya Gazeta (Russia); Prestige (Hong Kong); LEAP (China); Luxe City Guides; The Art Newspaper; Ocula; Christie’s; Artomity (Hong Kong); TAR Magazine and Asia Tatler. Diana is also the former editor and co-founder of Framed, an independent Hong Kong art and culture magazine dedicated to profiling local and international artists, collectors, and designers.
Diana has interviewed and profiled some of the biggest names in contemporary art and design, including: Anish Kapoor; George Condo; Georg Baselitz; Takashi Murakami; Sterling Ruby; Michael Borremans; Neo Rauch; Jeff Koons; Sophie Calle; Theaster Gates; Rachel Kneebone; Catherine Opie; Christian Louboutin; Mary Katrantzou; David Lynch; and Marilyn Manson. She also regularly speaks on panels and television shows about contemporary art and design, including at Art Basel Hong Kong; Photofairs Shanghai; BBC; RTHK; and for clients such as Louis Vuitton, and international and local art galleries. Previous public talks have featured artists JR, Robin Rhode, Jiang Pengyi, and Toby Ziegler; curators Alexie Glass-Kantor, Adeline Ooi, and Jeffrey Deitch; and designer Aurel Aebi.
At the 2012 Art HK fair, Diana was the co-curator of Art Flat, an interactive art booth featuring unique collectible products commissioned by local and international artists, with proceeds supporting Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong‘s oldest non-profit contemporary art organisation.
Occasionally Diana can be found haunting stages from Mongolia to Mexico belting out a Chavela Vargas or Nina Simone number, or rocking out in Hong Kong with her band Chordus Interruptus.
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