Committees



Art Dubai is grateful for the support of its patrons, who have made extraordinary commitments to the contemporary arts scene in the Middle East and beyond.


Honorary Patron

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai


Patron – Ladies Preview

Her Highness Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs UAE



HONORARY COMMITTEE

Chairman

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development


His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Patron and Founder of satellite platform, UAE Unlimited


His Excellency Abdul Rahman Mohammed Bin Nasser Al Owais

UAE Minister of Health; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority; Dubai


His Excellency Zaki Nusseibeh 

Cultural Advisor, UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs; Advisory Board, Middle East Centre London School of Economics / SOAS; Board Member, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi / National Center for Documentation & Research / Emirates National School; President, Alliance Francaise Abu Dhabi / Abu Dhabi Classical Concert Committee / UAE chapter of the International ‘Friends of Richard Wagner’ society; Co-Founder, Abu Dhabi Classics Programme / Al Ain Music Festival; Abu Dhabi



His Excellency Sheikh Hassan Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al Thani

Patron, collector; Vice Chairman, Qatar Museums Authority; Founder, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art; Doha


Arif Naqvi

Patron, collector; Founder/CEO, The Abraaj Group; Board of Directors, Endeavor; Board of Trustees, Aman Foundation; Member, Young Presidents’ Organization / WEF Arab Business Council / EMPEA Advisory Council / IMD Foundation Board; Board Member, Pakistan Human Development Fund / King Abdullah II Award for Youth Innovation & Achievement / Dubai Government Education Endowment Fund / United Nations Global Compact; Dubai


Saeb Eigner

Patron; Founder/Chairman, Lonworld; Chairman, Dubai Financial Services Authority; London

ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Shumon Basar

Writer; Curator; Commissioner of Global Art Forum;
Member of Fondazione Prada’s
Thought Council; Berlin


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Dana Farouki

Patron, collector; Chairperson, The Abraaj Group
Art Prize; Trustee, MoMA PS1 / Creative Time;
Dubai/New York


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Dr. Venetia Porter

Curator, Islamic and Contemporary Middle East Art, British Museum


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Rajeeb & Nadia Samdani

Patrons, collectors; Founders & trustees of Samdani
Art Foundation & Dhaka Art Summit; Founding
committee member & co-chair, South Asian Acquisitions
Committee and International Council, Tate;
Founding members, Harvard University, SAI Art Council;
Managing Director of Golden Harvest Group; Bangladesh


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Antonia Carver

Director, Art Jameel; Dubai




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Fayeeza Naqvi

Collector; Founding Trustee, Aman Foundation /
Aangan Trust; Founding Director, Saharay
Welfare Organisation; Dubai


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His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi 

Patron, collector, columnist and commentator;
Founder / Chairman, Meem Gallery; Founder /
Director, Barjeel Art Foundation; Sharjah




Patrons of Art Dubai

Mohammed Afkhami

Collector; Director, UBS Warburg; Managing Partner, MA Partners DMCC; Founding Member, British Museum’s Middle East and North Africa Art Acquisition Committee; Dubai


Paula Al Askari 

Patron, collector; Abu Dhabi


Shermine Asghar

Collector, lawyer; Dubai


Kito De Boer 

Collector; Former Director – Middle East, McKinsey & Company; Dubai & London


Maryam Eisler

Collector, patron, author, and editor, co-chair of Tate Middle East and North Africa Acquisitions Committee and a founding member of the British Museum’s Contemporary and Modern Middle East Acquisitions Committee; London


Rami Farook 

Curator, publisher; Founder/Director, Traffic, Satellite / The State; Dubai


Fatima Al Mazrui Ghobash

Patron, collector; Co-founder of S*uce; Dubai


His Excellency Omar Ghobash

Patron; Co-Founder, The Third Line Gallery; Founding Donor/Board Member, Arab Fund for Arts & Culture; Board Member, Khatt Foundation; Sponsor, Saif Ghobash–Banipal Prize; UAE Ambassador to Russia and Ukraine; Moscow


Muna Al Gurg 

Patron, columnist; Director – Retail, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group; Chairwoman, Young Arab Leaders; Board of Directors, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation; Dubai


Dr. Lamees Hamdan 

Collector; Board Member, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority / Dubai Women Establishment; Fund Curator, Daman Middle East Art Fund; Founder, Shiffa; Dubai


Princess Wijdan Al Hashemi

Patron; Founder/Director, Royal Society of Fine Arts of Jordan / Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts; Amman


Tariq Al Jaidah

Patron, collector; Managing Director, Al Jaidah Brothers; Member, Middle East Committee, Guggenheim Museum; Founder/Managing Director, Katara Art Center; Doha


Ali Yussef Khadra 

Collector, publisher; Founder, Mixed Media Publishing/Canvas Magazine and Canvas Central/Sorbet Magazine; Dubai


Sheikh Terky Al Khalifa

Collector; Manama


Elie Khouri

Collector, patron, CEO Omnicom Media Group MENA; Dubai


Georges Makhoul 

Patron, collector; Dubai



Lateefa Bint Maktoum 

Artist, curator; Founder/Director, Tashkeel; Dubai


Fatima Maleki 

Patron, collector; Member, Tate International Council and Middle East and North Africa Acquisitions Committee


Zain Masud

Collector, independent advisor; London


Shobha Pia Shamsdani

Art Advisor to His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Executive Director of UAE Unlimited


Lekha Poddar

Patron, collector; President/Co-Founder, Devi Art Foundation; Founder, Carma; Patron/Founder, Textile Arts of India; New Delhi


Smita Prabhakar 

Collector; Dubai


Maya Rasamny

Collector; patron, Tate Gallery; Co-Chair, Tate Middle East and North Africa Acquisitions Committee; London


Sheikha Paula Al Sabah

Patron; Board Member, Serpentine Gallery; Kuwait City


Alia Al-Senussi 

Member of Institute of Contemporary Arts London Board of Trustees, Founding Member of Tate Middle East and Africa Acquisitions Committee, Art Basel Representative for the UK and Middle East; London


Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal

Patron, collector; Developer, Alserkal Avenue Arts District; Dubai


Ahmed Bin Shabib 

Entrepreneur; Co-Founder/Co-Director, Brownbook Magazine / Cultural Engineering; Dubai


Rashid Bin Shabib

Entrepreneur; Co-Founder/Co-Director, Brownbook Magazine / Cultural Engineering; Dubai


Maria Sukkar

Collector; International Council at Tate; patron of British Museum, Chisenhale Gallery; Supporter, HomeWorks, Beirut Art Centre; London


Sara & Faisal Tamer

Collectors, patrons; Members, Saudi Art Council; Patrons of Tate and Creative Time; Managing Partner, Tamer Group, Saudi and Chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Committee, Jeddah.


Abdullah Al Turki

Collector, curator; Co-Chair, Parasol Future Unit; Member, Saudi Art Council / Tate Middle East and North Africa Acquisitions Committee/ Serpentine Gallery Future Contemporary Group; London/Riyadh


Mohammed & Dina Zameli

Collectors, patrons; British Museum, Centre Pompidou; Managing Director, Attieh Steel; Jeddah


ART DUBAI CONTEMPORARY SELECTION COMMITTEE 2016-17

Isabelle van den Eynde, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai

Ursula Krinzinger, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Glenn Scott Wright, Victoria Miro, London

Andrée Sfeir-Semler, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg / Beirut


Sam Bardaouil & Till Fellrath

Curators & founders of Art Reoriented; Chairmen, Montblanc Foundation



ART DUBAI MODERN ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2016-17

Savita Apte

Art historian specialising in modern and contemporary South Asian art


Dr. Iftikhar Dadi

Associate professor in Cornell University’s Department of History of Art, and author of Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asia (2010). He serves on the advisory boards of several academic journals and professional organisations


Catherine David

Art historian and curator with extensive experience in the Middle East, whose exhibitions include Documenta X; Deputy director of the Museum of Modern Art at Paris’s Centre Pompidou


Kristine Khouri

Researcher and writer based in Beirut and co-founder of The History of Arab Modernities in the Visual Arts Study Group


Dr. Nada Shabout

Professor of Art History and the Director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Studies Initiative (CAMCSI) at the University of North Texas; she is the founding president of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (AMCA)