Patron,Dubai & New York
Dana Farouki is a Palestinian-American independent curator and collector of international contemporary art, based between Dubai and New York. Farouki was the first member of the Guggenheim Museum Abu Dhabi curatorial staff, serving as Assistant Curator until June 2010. She received her bachelor’s degree in History of Art and Architecture from Brown University in 2003, and completed her master’s degree in the History and Theory of the Art Museum at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in 2005, with a dissertation on the Guggenheim museum’s global network. She also held a one-year fellowship at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the department of governmental relations, which managed the nascent relationship between P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center and MoMA.She is currently a Trustee of MoMA PS1, the leading New York museum committed to emerging art and artists. Farouki also serves on the Board of Trustees for Creative Time, New York’s foremost public arts projects organisation. A great advocate of regional cultural initiatives, she has served on the Board of Patrons for Art Dubai since the fair’s inception.