Asmaa Al-Shabibi

 

Asmaa Al-Shabibi is the director of Lawrie Shabibi, a contemporary art gallery in Alserkal Avenue Dubai that she cofounded with William Lawrie in 2011. Working with a cohort of artists from the Middle East and North Africa she has put together over fifty exhibitions.

Prior to this she was the Managing Director of Art Dubai initiating the Abraaj Capital Art Prize and overseeing the fair’s initial stages.

A UK qualified solicitor her career took a turn towards her passion for the arts when she moved to Dubai in 2003 where she currently resides with her husband and two boys.