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. 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.
Elizabeth has been Director of the Zabludowicz Collection since 2006, overseeing the strategy, acquisitions, programme and commissions for one of the world’s most risk taking and ground-breaking contemporary art collections. She has a particular interest and specialism in nurturing emerging artists and their practices and is also co-director of Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre and a Trustee of Hospital Rooms. 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.
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.
Senior Curator: Exhibitions
Paul joined the Collection in late 2013 and has since led on several solo annual commission projects, curated large-scale group exhibitions, developed the Invites programme and edited a series of publications. He joined from Modern Art Oxford, where he was Curator, and prior to that Exhibition Organiser. Previous roles include at Urbis, Manchester, FACT, Liverpool and the Liverpool Biennial. He was part of the team that established The Royal Standard artist-run studio and gallery space in Liverpool in 2006. Paul holds an MA in Art History from the Open University and a BA in Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores University.
Senior Curator: Performance & Engagement
Antonia oversees the Collection’s performance and engagement programmes. 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. She is on the board of trustees at Lighthouse, a Brighton-based arts charity. She has an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art.
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.
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.
Installation and Production Manager
Chris oversees the installation and production of exhibitions and displays across the collection. Working closely with the curatorial and collection team he manages the practical aspects of artwork presentation and exhibition coordination over the collections exhibition spaces and for loaned works.
Collection & Communications Coordinator
Gemma oversees the gallery's communications and marketing. She also maintains the growing and dynamic Collection along with supporting Anita Zabludowicz' office. Gemma, who holds a BA in Fine Art, joined Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.
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.
Residency and Projects Manager (Finland)
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.
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.
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.
Kelly Wojtko Clarke (on maternity leave)
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.