Jury

REBIA NAIM

REBIA NAIM

Founder Emerging Scene, Art Curator,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Rebia Naim founded Emerging Scene in 2011, a platform promoting the work of emerging visual artists in innovative formats by creating concept events in partnership with art galleries, cultural institutions, public and private spaces. Rebia is the curator for Elevision Media’s digital art gallery, the UAE’s largest digital media broadcast network.
Rebia cumulates over 15 years of experience working in the fine art industry and holds a Master’s degree in Communication & Cultural Mediation – specialised in Arts and NTCI, New Technology of Information & Communication from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. (France)

REBIA NAIM

Founder Emerging Scene, Art Curator,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Rebia Naim founded Emerging Scene in 2011, a platform promoting the work of emerging visual artists in innovative formats by creating concept events in partnership with art galleries, cultural institutions, public and private spaces. Rebia is the curator for Elevision Media’s digital art gallery, the UAE’s largest digital media broadcast network.
Rebia cumulates over 15 years of experience working in the fine art industry and holds a Master’s degree in Communication & Cultural Mediation – specialised in Arts and NTCI, New Technology of Information & Communication from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. (France)

TINA MCGONAGILL

TINA MCGONAGILL

Managing Partner Emerging Scene, Art Curator

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tina holds a BA in Art History, and a Masters of Philosophy in the History of Art from Christie’s London through the University of Glasgow.
She has over 20 years experience as an art consultant and curator, in Los Angeles, New York, London, New Delhi, and most recently Dubai, specifically working with emerging artists. ” I’m always amazed at the diversity of creativity and innovation that emerging artists from around the world bring to their art. It speaks volumes about what they experience as individuals, and how they view the world.”

TINA MCGONAGILL

Managing Partner Emerging Scene, Art Curator

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tina holds a BA in Art History, and a Masters of Philosophy in the History of Art from Christie’s London through the University of Glasgow.
She has over 20 years experience as an art consultant and curator, in Los Angeles, New York, London, New Delhi, and most recently Dubai, specifically working with emerging artists. ” I’m always amazed at the diversity of creativity and innovation that emerging artists from around the world bring to their art. It speaks volumes about what they experience as individuals, and how they view the world.”

RAMIN SALSALI

RAMIN SALSALI

Fine Arts Collector

Ramin Salsali started his art collection at the age of 21 and has been developing it ever since. Born in Tehran, he studied economics, strategic management, and marketing with a focus on Industry Design in Germany and England.
In April 2011, Salsali decided to realize his long-term dream by establishing a private museum in Dubai. Salsali Private Museum [SPM] opened its doors on 11.11.2011. SPM is the first private museum for contemporary art in the region, in which Salsali’s collection of over 900 pieces of painting, photography, video art, sculpture, and installation art are showcased.

RAMIN SALSALI

Fine Arts Collector

Ramin Salsali started his art collection at the age of 21 and has been developing it ever since. Born in Tehran, he studied economics, strategic management, and marketing with a focus on Industry Design in Germany and England.
In April 2011, Salsali decided to realize his long-term dream by establishing a private museum in Dubai. Salsali Private Museum [SPM] opened its doors on 11.11.2011. SPM is the first private museum for contemporary art in the region, in which Salsali’s collection of over 900 pieces of painting, photography, video art, sculpture, and installation art are showcased.

INES THIRU

INES THIRU

Art Editor, Elevision,
London (United Kingdom) – Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Ines joined Elevision in 2012, heading up the content department. A Digital-out-of-Home (DOOH) start-up, Elevision rapidly grew into one of the region’s leading OOH networks.

One of her career highlights came through her partnership with Emerging Scene. It was the beginning of the creation of Elevision’s Digital Art Gallery and the transformation of their digital screens into digital canvases. Pioneering the concept of turning a DOOH network into a public art gallery, Elevision embarked on featuring local & international emerging artists across its screens. The collaboration allowed Elevision to set the scene for a holistic content offering – striking a fine balance between commercial and non-commercial content.

Now in it’s 8th year we wish all participants of this year’s Emerging Scene competition good luck. We look forward to sharing your work on our digital canvases across the UAE.

INES THIRU

Art Editor, Elevision,
London (United Kingdom) – Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Ines joined Elevision in 2012, heading up the content department. A Digital-out-of-Home (DOOH) start-up, Elevision rapidly grew into one of the region’s leading OOH networks.

One of her career highlights came through her partnership with Emerging Scene. It was the beginning of the creation of Elevision’s Digital Art Gallery and the transformation of their digital screens into digital canvases. Pioneering the concept of turning a DOOH network into a public art gallery, Elevision embarked on featuring local & international emerging artists across its screens. The collaboration allowed Elevision to set the scene for a holistic content offering – striking a fine balance between commercial and non-commercial content.

Now in it’s 8th year we wish all participants of this year’s Emerging Scene competition good luck. We look forward to sharing your work on our digital canvases across the UAE.