About the author:
Myrna Ayad is an arts consultant, cultural strategist, and editor, with a focus on visual art and culture from the Arab world, Iran and Turkey.
She established her namesake consultancy in 2018 following her directorship of Art Dubai, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia’s foremost international art fair.
Myrna has written for The New York Times, CNN Online, The Art Newspaper, Artforum, Artsy, Artnet, Wallpaper and The National, among others, and contributed to artist monographs and exhibition catalogues.
From 2007-2015, she served as Editor of Canvas, the premier magazine for visual art from the Middle East, where she oversaw the production of the title’s affiliate newspapers, catalogues, and luxury art books.
Over the years, Myrna has served both as a panelist and moderator and sits on the committees of cultural entities in the region.
For almost four decades, Myrna has been based in Dubai, where she lives with her husband and two children.