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 (on research sabbatical until September 2019)

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, curating the Annual Commission solo shows. 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

Antonia Blocker

Curator: Performance & Engagement

Antonia oversees the Collection’s public programme. She was formerly Curator: Public Programmes at Whitechapel Gallery and has previously worked in public programming at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Serpentine Galleries. In a freelance capacity, she has organised exhibitions and events at Flat Time House, Gasworks, The Showroom and at LOOP Barcelona in Spain. She has an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art and a BA in History of Art and Spanish from UCL.

Email: antonia@zabludowiczcollection.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7428 8943

Sophie Drewett

Exhibition & 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 & 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 & Retail Manager

Shirley joined the Zabludowicz Collection in 2014 and has since taken on developing roles within front of house, now working as the Front of House & Retail Manager. She is responsible for the daily running of the gallery, managing the team of Gallery Assistants, overseeing events, and managing the shop and production of editions. Before working with us, Shirley graduated with a BA in Fine Art, worked at Bow Arts and ran a project hosting screenings, digital residencies, exhibitions and taken part in Art Licks Weekend.

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

Gemma Donovan

Collection & Communications Coordinator

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

Riikka Toivonen

Collection Assistant

Since 2013 Riikka has worked across all the Collection's activities in Finland. Riikka holds a BA in Fine Art and is currently finalizing her MA studies at Aalto University in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art-programme.

Email: Riikka@Zabludowiczcollection.com

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. Cassie is responsible for the daily management and upkeep of the Collection's specialist design objects.

Email: cassie@zabludowiczcollection.com

Kelly Wojtko Clarke

Collection Assistant

Kelly joined the Zabludowicz Collection in 2009 as the Assistant Collection Manager. Since 2015 she has worked in a part time role and now supports the Administrative Director with maintenance of the Collection and gathers research on the artists within it. Kelly has an MFA in Contemporary Curating from Goldsmiths College and a BA in Fine Art/Art History from the State University of New York in Brockport.

Email: kelly@Zabludowiczcollection.com

Olivia Brazier

Duty Manager

Having previously worked as a Senior Gallery Assistant at Zabludowicz Collection, Olivia quickly worked her way up to becoming a Duty Manager and assisting with running the busy Front of House.

Email: info@zabludowiczcollection.com