Antonia leads the Art Jameel teams in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and oversees programmes across the arts, heritage and education. She joined in 2016 with a mandate to develop the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, and Hayy: Creative Hub, Jeddah, and institute a new period of radical growth for the organisation. Among other roles, Antonia was previously Director of Art Dubai (2010-2016); Projects Director at Bidoun; and has written extensively on Middle Eastern art and film.

Albert graduated in interior design from the American University of Sharjah and worked in residential interiors before shifting his focus and interest to the art world. Albert works closely with the Jameel Arts Centre’s artists and guest curators, as well as the in-house exhibitions and collections teams.

Abdelghani’s professional practice revolves around writing and designing content for Jameel Arts Centre, allowing people to join the conversation and be part of the Jameel community. Previously a member of the Jameel's The Assembly, Abdelghani was born and raised in Ras Al Khaimah, and his artistic practice has primarily gravitated towards sculpture.

Brent studied Information Technology and Information Systems at Brigham Young University - Hawaii. He has a passion for assisting people (and artists!) with technology, and also delves into photography and graphic design. He comes to Jameel Arts Centre having pioneered an art prize and other programmes for emerging artists in Oman.

Dawn is responsible for the Art Jameel Collection and associated exhibitions, both those at the Jameel Arts Centre, and loans with partner museums regionally and internationally. Previously, Dawn has worked in arts institutions and festivals in Australia, Scotland and the UAE, most recently heading up not-for-profit projects at Art Dubai. She has experience in museum collections, exhibitions, programming, audience outreach and community projects.

Working both behind the scenes as well as front and centre as Jameel Art Centre’s Programmes and Events Assistant, Haya’s work encompasses the planning and executing of events and public programmes, visitor orientation, and community development. With a passion for all things arts and culture and a BS in Design Management from the American University of Sharjah, Haya previously practised marketing and hospitality for fashion and events startups and F&B clients before gravitating back to the art world.

Jawad is the liaison between Art Jameel and government institutions related to immigration and licensing. Jawad has over 10 years of experience in the UAE, where he has worked in established international companies and contributed to the set-up of new businesses.

Lana’s focus is on the development of programmes and partnerships that engage a broad public, often outside of the gallery setting, including Art Jameel Commissions. Previously, Lana worked in management and outreach at Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing and the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. With a Masters in Public Diplomacy, her Fulbright Grant led her to research film partnerships between Jordan and the USA.

Mohamed is Art Jameel’s finance manager with expertise in financial management, auditing and expense reporting, and budget creation. Mohamed joined Art Jameel in January 2019 and he was previously a senior financial analyst in Abdul Latif Jameel International - Energy and water operations.

El Zagal studied architecture in the USA and Jordan and practiced design in the UAE prior to joining Art Jameel where he holds a particular interest in cross-disciplinary approaches to diversifying audiences and maximizing impact in the creative cultural scene through strategic partnerships, marketing, advertising and other outreach initiatives while engaging with new technologies and special projects.

Among the initiatives El Zagal has established at Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai is The Assembly, which is an annual programme that appoints 9 creatives aged 18-24 from across the UAE from multiple disciplines to develop their own group intervention around a self-selected theme. The widely successful programme has culminated in two Youth Takeovers of the physical and virtual spaces of the Jameel.

Myriem oversees HR, IT, facilities, and the day-to-day activities of the Jameel Arts Centre. With experience in developing cohesive operating infrastructures for start-ups, Myriem managed operations and liaised political analysts at the Delma Institute. She is an amateur clothes designer, and a self-proclaimed restaurant critic.

Nadine’s work focuses on research studios, collection interventions, reading groups and community projects. She holds a BA from Camberwell College of Art and is also a practising artist; her areas of interest include highways, bridges, observation decks, scale models and ambitions of uninterrupted, uninhibited views of the city.

Nadine is a curatorial assistant at Jameel Arts Centre, supporting the exhibitions and collections team on researching, developing exhibitions and publications. She holds a double major in Art History and Studio Arts from Concordia University, Montreal, as well as completing Ashkal Alwan Homeworkspace program in 2016. She has experience in exhibitions, publications, institutional/private collections and is also a practising artist.

Rita welcomes the Jameel Arts Centre’s many visitors daily as part of her role as Visitor Experience Assistant. Rita has a background in hospitality and guest services, which she draws on into her undisputed love for all things arts and culture.

Sara is responsible for the long-term planning of Art Jameel’s new centres and the expansion of current initiatives, particularly in education and entrepreneurship. Her role also includes cultivating partnerships with organisations that share common objectives with Art Jameel. Prior to joining Art Jameel, Sara was a management consultant, advising private and public sector clients in the education and culture sectors.

Sobia is behind-the-scenes for all Jameel Arts Centre events, from exhibition openings to third-party initiatives. She grew up in the Middle East; focussed on contemporary Pakistan for her MA at SOAS, London; and then returned to the Gulf, with stints at Qatar Museums and Art Dubai.

Uns oversees education programmes at Jameel Arts Centre – from school visits and children’s materials through to research initiatives and the Jameel Library. She has a particular interest in visual culture and alternative histories and, over the past ten years, has worked across research, programming and content-development. Previous roles include managing the Global Art Forum at Art Dubai and research and curatorial at the Sharjah Art Foundation.