Dana Farouki is a Palestinian-American independent curator and collector of international contemporary art, based between Dubai and New York. Farouki was the first member of the Guggenheim Museum Abu Dhabi curatorial staff, serving as Assistant Curator until June 2010. She received her bachelor’s degree in History of Art and Architecture from Brown University in 2003, and completed her master’s degree in the History and Theory of the Art Museum at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in 2005. She also held a one-year fellowship at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. She is currently a Trustee of MoMA PS1, the leading New York museum committed to emerging art and artists. Farouki also serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees for Creative Time, New York’s foremost public arts projects organization. She is the founding Chair of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s Middle East Circle and sits on the board of Bidoun Projects. A great advocate of regional cultural initiatives, she has been on the Board of Patrons for Art Dubai since the fair’s inception and has been a member of the selection committee for the Abraaj Capital Art Prize for the last four years.