Myrna Ayad

Myrna Ayad

Fair Director, Art Dubai

Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1977, Myrna Ayad is an independent arts writer, editor and consultant who has been based in the UAE for over thirty years. She has written prolifically for publications including TheNew York Times, The Art Newspaper, Artsy, Artforum, Artnet and The National among others, and published books on major collections and art movements in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Previously Editor of Canvas, a leading magazine for art and culture from the Middle East and Arab world where she worked for eight years (2007-2016), Ayad joined Art Dubai in 2016 as the Fair Director, and is recognised as one of the Middle East’s leading voices and cultural commentators.