Founders

Founders

Anita and Poju Zabludowicz

Anita Zabludowicz OBE 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. Anita was awarded an OBE for her services to Art and Philanthropy in 2016.

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. In 2007 they founded a UK charity and opened an exhibition space in the former Methodist Chapel at 176 Prince of Wales Road, in order to facilitate projects with artists and curators both in the UK and overseas. Alongside this they run an artist’s residency in Finland and are patrons and supporters of UK and international art organisations.