Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016
John Martin is Director of John Martin Gallery, with two gallery spaces in Central London. He is also Founder and Director of Art Dubai and Adviser for International Art Projects. In 2007 he founded the Middle East’s first contemporary art fair, Art Dubai, for which he was Fair Director for four years until 2010.
During this period he initiated the Global Art Forum, the Abraaj Capital Art Prize and Contemparabia, a cultural itinerary aimed at international museum groups, collectors and press.
He has been involved in various advisory committees include The Gulf Cultural Council (Doha), Start Charity and the Shubbak Festival, for which he remains a trustee.
He has continued to advise on art fairs, art events as well as commercial and non-commercial projects in the UK and the Middle East including the Farnborough Wind Tunnels and EdenLab.
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