UAE Art Scene: How are Private Art Foundations Shaping the Local Art Scene?
Annamaria Bersani, is the Director of Alserkal Cultural Foundation, Dubai, a part of the Alserkal Group since 2014. With over 30 years of experience in renovation and transition of historical buildings combined with expertise in art curatorial, design, business development and promoting artists, Ms Annanmaria is responsible for running the foundation which aims in promoting, supporting & delivering voices of emerging artists , designer, innovators and creative minds based in the region.
She acquired Masters of Architecture from Politecnico, Milano Italy and founded Arte Bersani- Finale Ligure, - an art gallery, in Italy along with her father in 1991 and a member of the National Order of Architects, Italy since 1996. Having worked for Opera Gallery, DIFC Dubai as a General Manager, Ms. Annamaria was responsible for sales force management of the gallery, Marketing & PR plans and organization of various exhibitions and events in coordination with Art & Design fairs.