People

Founders

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.

Anita and Poju Zabludowicz

Staff

Elizabeth Neilson

Director

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.

Email: elizabeth@zabludowiczcollection.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7428 8942

Ginie Morysse

Administration Director

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.

Email: ginie@zabludowiczcollection.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7428 8944

Maitreyi Maheshwari

Programme Director

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.

Email: maitreyi@zabludowiczcollection.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7428 1650

Paul Luckraft

Curator: Exhibitions

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.

Email: paul@zabludowiczcollection.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7428 8948

Stephanie Bush

Programme and Production Manager

Stephanie oversees the planning and implementation of the exhibition and off-site programme as well as all press, marketing and social media. Prior to joining the Collection, Stephanie organised the temporary exhibitions and touring programme at Tate Modern and developed the registration department at Victoria Miro Gallery, London. She has a degree in the History of Art & Design and a diploma in Art Law and Ethics.

Email: stephanie@zabludowiczcollection.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7428 8946

Kelly Wojtko Clarke

Assistant Collection Manager (part-time)

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.

Sophie Drewett

Exhibition and Collection Registrar

Sophie joined the Collection in 2014 and oversee's all loans, the cataloguing and conservation of the growing Collection and assists with our temporary exhibition programme.

Email: sophie@zabludowiczcollection.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7428 8947

Caragh Quinlan

Executive Assistant to Anita Zabludowicz

Caragh has been working for the Zabludowicz Collection since 2008 as EA 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.

Email: caragh@zabludowiczcollection.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7428 8945

Marco Filippini

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.

Email: marco@zabludowiczcollection.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7428 8941

Shirley McNeill

Front of House Manager

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.

Email: shirley@zabludowiczcollection.com
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7428 1652

Rachel Cunningham Clark

Curatorial Assistant

Rachel supports the curatorial team with communications, administration, and production of Zabludowicz Collection’s exhibition and events programme, as well as overseeing the Collection's online presence. 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.

Email: rachel@zabludowiczcollection.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7428 1651

Gemma Donovan

Curatorial Assistant

Gemma assists the Administration Director 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.

Email: gemma@zabludowiczcollection.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7428 1655

Cassie Ash

Design Collection Assistant

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.

Alessandro Leggio

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.