Anita and Poju Zabludowicz
Anita Zabludowicz was born in Newcastle and now lives in London with her husband, Poju, and their four children. Anita studied Fine Art & History of Art in Newcastle's College of Arts & Technology and subsequently spent ten years working as a project manager in interior architecture before going back to study Modern Art & Auctioneering at Christies.
Poju Zabludowicz was born in 1953 in Helsinki, Finland where he was schooled. He later graduated with a degree in Economics and Political Science from Tel Aviv University. Poju has led the global equity firm Tamares since 1990.
Poju and Anita support a number of philanthropic activities and together they founded the Zabludowicz Collection in the early 1990s to collect international emerging contemporary art and support their ongoing philanthropic endeavours. They are active internationally and opened an exhibition space in the former Methodist Chapel at 176 Prince of Wales Road in 2007 with the aim to facilitate projects with artists and curators both in the UK and overseas.
Ginie began working for the Zabludowicz family in 2003 before joining the Zabludowicz Collection in May 2005 when the growth and development of the collection meant that a full time collection manager was required. Alongside this role she is in charge of HR and administration. Ginie studied Business for 5 years in France and graduated in 2003 from Swansea University with a Masters in Marketing and Organisational behaviour.
Since joining the collection in January 2006 Elizabeth has overseen the strategy, acquisitions and the direction of the Collection. She is also responsible for new artists commissions and permanent projects for the Collection across all locations. She completed an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2005 and a BA in Art History and Women’s Studies from The University of East London in 2003.
Maitreyi has worked with the Collection since 2007, initially responsible for the public programme. Since 2014 she has overseen the programme of exhibitions, residencies and events across all locations. She previously worked on the Interaction programme at Artangel and the Youth programme at Tate Modern. She has a degree in History of Art from Edinburgh University and a research masters in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the London Consortium, Birkbeck College.
Paul curates the exhibitions and Invites programme at the Zabludowicz Collection. Joining the collection from Modern Art Oxford, where he curated a number of solo exhibitions including Thomas Houseago and Howard Hodgkin, Paul has also previously worked at FACT Liverpool, Urbis in Manchester and the Liverpool Biennial.
Curator: Public Programme
Kelly is responsible for the Public Programme, organising talks and performances by artists and academics, alongside special projects with local communities. She also curates the annual Testing Ground for Art and Education season, working in partnership with leading MFA Curating programmes and artist-led spaces across the UK. Previous roles include: Director of SUNDAY Art Fair, Assistant Curator: Schools Projects at Tate Britain, and she has taught on BA and MA Fine Art and Curatorial courses at Norwich University of the Arts and Birmingham City University.
Programme and Production Manager
Stephanie oversees the implementation of all exhibitions and projects across all three sites and other temporary project spaces. Prior to joining the Collection, Stephanie organised the temporary exhibitions and touring programme for 6 years at Tate Modern and ran the Registration department at Victoria Miro Gallery, London.
Kelly Wojtko Clarke
Assistant Collection Manager **Currently on maternity leave**
Kelly joined the Zabludowicz Collection in May 2009 after participating in ‘Testing Ground: Contested Ground'. She oversees the cataloguing and conservation of this growing collection, assisting the installation of exhibitions and coordinating loan requests. Kelly has an MFA in Contemporary Curating from Goldsmiths College and a BA in Fine Art with a minor in Art History from the State University of New York in Brockport.
Executive Assistant to Anita Zabludowicz
Caragh has been working for the Zabludowicz Collection since 2008 as PA to Founder and main advisor of the Collection, Anita Zabludowicz. She is responsible for organising Anita’s events both charitable and personal, travel, and professional activities. Prior to working for the collection Caragh worked within the events industry and has a degree in Politics from Bristol University.
Paola is responsible for the day-to-day running of the gallery during public opening hours, managing the team of gallery assistants, café and shop, as well as overseeing private gallery hires. She is also responsible for the production, sale and promotion of Zabludowicz Collection artists’ limited editions. Prior to joining the Collection in 2011, Paola worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Marian Goodman Gallery, Volta and Scope art fairs in New York City. Paola has a degree in Art History and an MA in Art Management Psychology from La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy.
IT and Building Manager
Marco joined the Zabludowicz Collection in May 2007. His role as building manager includes maintenance, safety and security as well as assisting with exhibition installation. Marco looks after all the computer and information systems for the collection. He studied Maths at Luminy University followed by a diploma in travel and tourism. He is self-taught and passionate about computers and new technologies.
Rachel Cunningham Clark
Rachel supports the curatorial team with the administration, planning and production of Zabludowicz Collection’s exhibition and events programme, as well as providing general assistance to Director Elizabeth Neilson. Previously an AHRC Professional Practice Scholar at the University of Leeds, Rachel has worked for the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds City Council, Guildhall Gallery, and Anarch Gallery. She has a degree in History of Art and Museum Studies, and an MA in Art Gallery Studies.
Gemma assists the Collection Manager in cataloguing and maintaining the Collection. She also supports the PA to Anita Zabludowicz in organising the Founder’s events, travel and professional activities. Gemma, who holds a degree in Fine Art, joined Zabludowicz Collection in 2013 from David Roberts Art Foundation where she was a curatorial intern and has previously assisted schools and families workshops at Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art.
Senior Gallery Assistant / Duty Manager
Elizabeth supports the Gallery Manager in the day-to-day running of the gallery, ensuring the protection and conservation of artworks, and health and safety of staff and visitors. Elizabeth holds an MA in Museum Cultures from Birkbeck University, and a degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins. Previously, she has worked for Dulwich Picture Gallery, supporting the exhibitions team in planning and administering exhibition projects, Bow Arts Trust, working alongside the director in developing the gallery, and Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum as Museum Administrator.
Senior Gallery Assistant / Duty Manager
Alessandro has a degree in Fine Arts (painting) from the Academy of Fine Arts, Palermo from 2011. After his graduation he moved to the United Kingdom to improve his knowledge of the contemporary art world and more fully participate in and understand the partnerships, curatorial projects and art management side of the art industry. Alessandro also continues to work on his own practice.
After graduating with a first class BA (Hons) in Fashion Promotion (specialising in PR) at the London College of Fashion, Cassie worked her way up from being a freelance PR consultant to become the ecommerce manager of an internet retailing company. However, with a lifelong dream of working in the arts, Cassie left her job earlier this year to fully dedicate her time to pursue this ambition, taking her enthusiasm for the arts to a totally different level.
Karena graduated in 2012 with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Cape Town. Since then she has travelled extensively and worked across different spheres of the art and design industry. Karena is primarily interested in artworks and performance that negotiate and occupy public space. In her own practice she has developed a number of interventions and in situ artworks that engage with local histories.
Shirley is an artist and curator currently living and working in London. Having graduated with a BA Honours in Fine Art in 2013, she has since been involved in a number of projects and exhibitions whilst working at various galleries. Her artistic practice explores repetition as a method of production, and how it visually impacts materials and environments. In conjunction with her art practice, she works as a curator focusing on making exhibitions more accessible to communities and artists.