Magnus Renfrew

Magnus Renfrew has over 20 years' experience in the international art world and has been regularly recognised for his contribution by industry media including: ART + AUCTION Magazine in their ‘Power Issue’ as one of 15 Individuals ‘without whom the art world would not spin on its axis’ (December 2008) and in their 'Power 100 Innovators' Issue (December 2015) | CANS - Chinese Art News as one of the ten most influential people in the art scene in Asia (January 2009) | ART REVIEW in its 'Power 100' issue as one of the 100 most influential figures in the international art world (November 2010, November 2012) and by Le Journal des Arts in its ‘Les 100 personnalités les plus influentes du monde de l’art’ (February 2011). Renfrew was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2013.


From 2014 - 2016 Magnus Renfrew was Deputy Chairman, Asia and Director of Fine Arts,

Asia for the auction house Bonhams for whom he led all activities for Classical, Modern and

Contemporary Art in Asia.


From 2012 - 2014, following the acquisition of ART HK by MCH Group, Magnus Renfrew was Director

Asia and one of four members of the Executive Committee of Art Basel. In addition to Renfrew’s

responsibility for directing the Hong Kong edition of Art Basel, he was responsible for spearheading

Art Basel’s activities in Asia and for encouraging participation in Art Basel's activities around the world from galleries, collectors and the art community from the Asia Pacific region. Renfrew oversaw the inaugural Hong Kong edition of Art Basel in May 2013 and the second edition in May 2014.


From its inception in 2007 until its fifth and final edition in May 2012, Magnus Renfrew was Fair Director of ART HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair. ART HK was instrumental in repositioning Hong Kong as the center of the modern and contemporary art market in Asia.


Born in 1975, Magnus 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 Class Prize for Art History.


In Hong Kong Renfrew serves as Chair of the Advisory Council for Para Site Art Space and as a member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.


Magnus Renfrew lives and works in Hong Kong.