With over a decade of experience in the arts and creative industries, Noor Al Suwaidi stands as a beacon of expertise in curatorial endeavours and cultural advisory. Her proficiency lies in orchestrating start-up creative projects and guiding them from inception to fruition. Al Suwaidi excels in crafting fundraising strategies and attracting sponsors and patrons to support artistic ventures.
Collaboration lies at the heart of Al Suwaidi’s approach. Her extensive network connects artists, designers, and cultural institutions, fostering a rich tapestry of creative exchange. Her passion for nurturing cultural understanding and providing platforms for emerging artists resonates locally and internationally, a testament to her commitment to promoting artists and their unique visions.
Al Suwaidi’s academic journey underscores her dedication to the arts. She graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the American University in Washington, D.C. In 2009, she furthered her studies, obtaining a master’s degree in Curating Contemporary Design from Kingston University, London.
Beyond academia, Al Suwaidi’s artwork has graced gallery shows across prominent cultural capitals including London, Kuwait, Berlin, Washington, D.C., Dubai, Sharjah, Al Ain, and Abu Dhabi. Her curatorship shines through in exhibitions featuring Emirati artists, both domestically and on the international stage. Notable contributions include curatorial endeavours for the UAE Embassy in Washington D.C. and collaborations with galleries in Sharjah and Dubai.
Al Suwaidi’s professional journey has been equally illustrious. Her tenure with esteemed institutions such as Sotheby’s in London and ING in Amsterdam, along with contributions to pivotal projects for the Dubai Arts and Culture Authority and TDIC’s Cultural Department, reflects her multifaceted expertise.
Her role as part-time faculty at the College of Art and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi exemplifies her commitment to nurturing the next generation of artistic talent. Al Suwaidi’s pivotal role as Programming Manager for Louvre Abu Dhabi, where she contributed to the Opening Ceremony and the inaugural seasons, showcases her instrumental role in shaping the cultural landscape of Abu Dhabi.
For three years, she held the role of Patrons Manager at Abu Dhabi Art, further establishing her as a key figure in the cultural landscape. Now, in her current role as the founder of Bint Ghanem Art Advisory and a full-time artist, Noor Al Suwaidi continues to be a driving force in the advancement of the arts, promising to further elevate the cultural discourse in the region. Her journey is a testament to the power of passion, expertise, and a deep-seated commitment to fostering artistic excellence.
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