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Faou Foundation Appoints New Executive Director


New York, NY (September 20, 2017) – Faou Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dena Muller as the new Executive Director.

As Executive Director, Ms. Muller will work together with founding artist Mariko Mori and the Board of Directors to fulfill the vision of the Foundation. Through permanent public art installations and related community-based educational programming, Faou is committed to promoting the balance between humanity and nature. Ms. Muller will guide Faou through the gifting of site-specific art installations as it continues the primal tradition of honoring nature, calling attention to the rich heritage of each recipient community and helping to foster sustainability initiatives. Ms. Muller says of her appointment, “I am honored to have the opportunity to support Faou’s practice of employing public art as a means to nurture a creative and ongoing dialogue about the interchanges of art, local culture and the natural environment. I look forward to bringing my experience with artist-led organizations and artists’ projects into clearer focus in my work with Faou.”

Ms. Muller will work with Faou Foundation in the process of developing new projects in Africa, Europe, Australia and North America in the coming years. She will also support Faou in continuing to produce educational programming within the host communities of Primal Rhythm on Miyako Island in Japan and Ring: One with Nature (2016) in Cunhambebe State Park in Muriqui, Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro State. Ms. Muller comes to Faou after beginning her career at the historic artist’s collective A.I.R. Gallery and working in the arts in different contexts ranging from heading ArtTable, Inc. for several years leading up to its 30th Anniversary celebration and supporting Sarah Sze, TRIPLE POINT, US Pavilion 55th International Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

Please join the Board of Directors in welcoming Dena Muller to Faou.