Apollo's 40 under 40

Four of Apollo Magazine's 40 under 40. Images taken from Apollo

Four of Apollo Magazine's 40 under 40. Images taken from Apollo

The founder of India Art Fair, the Guggenheim's UBS MAP Curator for Middle East and North Africa, one of the curator's working on this year's Abu Dhabi ARt and a prominent Emirati collector and arts patron are notable regional entries on the newly released list of the 40 most inspirational people in the global art world under 40 years old.

Neha Kirpal founded India Art Fair in 2008 and it has helped consolidate the contemporary art industry across the country as well as the wider region. Sara Raza is part of the Guggenheim UBS Global Map Initiative – for which she curated But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise in 2016. The landmark show featured leading Middle Eastern and North African artists and has years of work behind her raising the profile of artists across the region as well as Central Asia.

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi is a prominent collector from Sharjah, UAE. For more than a decade he has committed himself to putting together a exhaustive collection of Middle Eastern art and he is the founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation, which hosts international exhibitions of this art in various international venues.

Also on the list, compiled by Apollo Magazine is Omar Kholeif who is Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA. He founded the Global Vision Initiative at the MCA, to support exhibitions and acquisitions by artists from Africa, South Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and bring their work to international attention. He is also the curator of Focus: Beyond Territory, which will be one of the key components of this year’s Abu Dhabi Art.

Apollo Magazine releaesd their list of 40 under 40 on September 7, 2017. For the full list follow this link