Dimitris Daskalopoulos

Dimitris Daskalopoulos is an entrepreneur, patron and collector. He serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Collections Council of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, a member of the Board of Trustees of the MCA Chicago, the Tate International Council, the Leadership Council of the New Museum and is a founding partner of the Whitechapel’s Future Fund. In 2013, he founded NEON, a non-profit organization aiming to bring contemporary culture in Greece closer to everyone. He lives in Athens, Greece.

The NEON Founder explains the logic of his major gift to four international institutions, the changing perception of contemporary art in Athens, and why ‘art is a human right’