Established in 2013 by Dina Baitassova, Indira Dyussebayeva and Laurent Lehmann, International Art Development Association (IADA) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation, dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary art from Kazakhstan and from Central Asia more broadly. As one of the primary actors in its integration into the global art world, IADA aims to encourage cultural exchanges and organizes artistic events around the world, with the focus on Europe. IADA’s philosophy is rooted in an awareness of the pivotal role of culture in development strategy, and of art in the positioning of a new regional identity.