Company: Art Dubai
A former journalist, and consultant, over the course of thirty years, Myrna Ayad has crafted a reputation as a leading voice in the industry. In 2017, she was appointed the Director of Art Dubai, a joint venture between the Dubai International Financial Centre and Middle East Fairs, that produces the highly successfully and internationally recognized annual art and design fairs and festivals Art Dubai, Design Days Dubai, Downtown Design, Art Week and Dubai Design Week.
At Art Dubai she is also involved with running the most extensive non-commercial programme of any art or design fair worldwide through education and commissioning local designers and artists. To date, more than 5,000 people, including over 3,000 children, have taken part in its education programmes in art and design and over 100 artists and designers have received commissions.