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Laila Binbrek

Director of the National Pavilion UAE at the Venice Biennale, Abu Dhabi, UAE

As director of the National Pavilion UAE, Laila Binbrek oversees the operations of the National Pavilion UAE and its participation in the Venice Biennale, as well as facilitating and maintaining relationships with the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, the Commissioner, the UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, and other stakeholders. She has held this position since 2013. Previously Laila was part of the The Third Line, one of Dubai's pre-eminent contemporary art galleries, which represented more than 23 artists. In 2009 Laila became the gallery director, a position for which she travelled extensively to promote the gallery and its artists. Prior to her move to Dubai in 2006 Laila held positions on the boards of the Canadian Arab Federation, Community Arts Ontario, and the Toronto Arts Council, and was extensively involved in promoting arts and culture within the Canadian Arab community and the city of Toronto. She holds a B.F.A. (Hons.) from the University of Waterloo, Canada, with a specialization in drawing and sculpture, and has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions within Canada.

 

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