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Proud to present the Jury Members of The Art Circle Awards 2022

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Maya Allison is Chief Curator at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), and founding Executive Director of The Art Gallery at New York University Abu Dhabi. She is also Curator of the National Pavilion of the UAE to Venice for 2022. Previous posts include curatorial roles at Brown University and The RISD Museum. During that period, for several years she directed the annual international new media showcase Pixilerations, all in Providence, Rhode Island (USA). She holds degrees from Columbia University and Reed College, and was awarded a curatorial research fellowship at Brown University’s Center for Public Humanities.  




Alejandra graduated in Civil Engineering and is dedicated to Philanthropy since over a decade. The three main pillars of her philanthropic engagement are Gender Empowerment & Rights, Education, Arts & Technology. 


She is Director and Founder of the MIA Art Collection, dedicated to promoting and supporting women artists and women art programs globally.


Alejandra founded the MIAANYWHERE Virtual Museum, a technological platform for promoting women artists allowing visitors to walk through a virtual museum space. The platform stepping stone was her personal art collection of exclusively contemporary women artists. (



Doctor in Numismatics from the university of Vienna.
Founder of Numismatica Genevensis.

Organizer of the coin exhibition at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque , in collaboration with the office of HH Sheikha Fatima, Mother of the Nation

Dr. Baron is the golden sponsor of TAC for 2022



Faisal Al Hassan is the Director of Warehouse421, a leading arts and design center in the region that nurtures emerging creative practitioners and facilitates artistic exchange through exhibitions, learning, research and commissions. Since its establishment in 2015, Faisal has led the center’s strategy, programming and community-driven initiatives, and has developed key institutional partnerships in the UAE and internationally. Prior to his role at Warehouse421, Al Hasan was the Programs Manager at the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation and the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi, and part of cultural projects such as Manarat Al Saadiyat, Qasr Al Hosn Festival, and Abu Dhabi Art. 



Founded and directed by Barbara Farahnick-Mathonet in 2018, the Art Circle is a network of international art collectors and art passionate women based in the UAE. It is a non-profit organization that aims to promote arts, artists and institutions from or in connection with the MENASA region.

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