Savita Apte, Director
Savita Apte is a Director of Art Dubai, Chair of The Abraaj Group Art Prize, Associate of Serpentine Gallery for Indian Highway and an Art Historian specialising in Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art. She is a Director of Asal Partners, and Platform, Singapore and sits on the advisory board of the Sovereign Art Foundation and Para Site. Savita was a consultant expert at Sotheby’s from 1995 to 2001. She was invited to be a co-respondent to Daniel Birnbaum for the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). She holds a Masters in Post War and Contemporary Art and recently submitted her doctoral thesis.
Antonia Carver, Fair Director
Antonia Carver became Fair Director of Art Dubai in August 2010. Based in the UAE for the past decade, she has written extensively on Middle Eastern art and film, as a correspondent for The Art Newspaper and Screen International, among other publications, and edited books and journals. She joined Bidoun as an editor in 2004 and later became director of the Middle Eastern arts organisation’s projects division, co-curating educational workshops, film and video series, the touring Bidoun Library, artists’ commissions and talks, among other projects. Antonia is on the Arab film programming committee for the Dubai International Film Festival. Before moving to Dubai in 2001, she was based in London and worked at Phaidon, the Institute of International Visual Arts and G+B Arts International.
Benedict Floyd, Co-Founder and Director
Benedict Floyd is the co-founder and executive director of Art Dubai. His previous roles have primarily been with investment banks as a derivatives trader. In addition to working for Credit Suisse in London and Zürich for 12 years, Ben also served as a director at Bank of America. In 2006, he moved to Dubai where he concentrated on Art Dubai, the initiative he co-founded with John Martin.