Omar Donia, Curator
Omar moved from corporate life as a Private Banker to art 12 years ago where he founder a non-for-profit art publication called contemporary Practices Art Journal (www.contemporarypractices.net) that acts as a platform to document the art movement from the region of Origin, i.e Middle East. Starting 5 years ago he curated several shows is Dubai. In 2015 he was the commissioner of the first Pan-Arab project to get accepted as an Official Collateral event in Venice Biennale, where he added international artists to the mix to come up with one of the most successful shows in that edition. Later in 2015 he brought the project to T-Rio Bienal in Rio De Janeiro.
He also works as an Art advisor to the World Food Program (WFP) of the United Nations where he successfully organized two charity art auctions. Both of them were administrated by the largest auction house in the world, Christies.
“Venice is the pinnacle of any person’s career, be it an artist, curator or a commissioner; to me I want to show a strong curatorial practice through a vision of bringing inter-linked projects together to form a one cohort body of work. what will come afterwards is a result of the hard work which I hope is success and recognition”
An advisory board will guide; again an international selection. Amel Mekkawi will be the Head. Others include Natalia Andakulova founder of Andakulova Gallery – Dubai, a prominent art collector from Spain, Mrs. Monica Mascaros, and Sandra Louison a freelance Arts Consultant, herself of Grenadian heritage, has advised and worked with artists of multi disciplinary genres, and also has a specific interest in creating international artist networks using social media as a resource tool. Sandra is also currently working at Whitechapel Gallery in London.
Amel Mekkawi, Head
Natlai Andakulova of Andukulova Gallery, Dubai
Mrs. Monica Mascaros, Spain