Princess Alia Al-Senussi is an active member of the contemporary art world and currently serves as Art Basel's UK and MENA Representative. She is also an Advisor to the Milken Institute on Arts and Culture and brings her breadth of experience from previous affiliations including: chair of the Tate Young Patrons (and representative to the Tate Patrons board), founding member of the Tate's Acquisitions Committee for the Middle East and North Africa, the Board of Patrons of Art Dubai (serving an integral role in the founding of the fair), the Board of 1:54 The African Art Fair, and the Middle East Circle of the Guggenheim. Most recently, she served on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Contemporary Arts London. Alia is currently a member of the Tate Modern Advisory Council and the Strategic Advisory Panel of the Delfina Foundation. Alongside work with Art Basel, Alia has recently passed her Ph.D. in Politics at SOAS (London) with minor corrections, examining the nexus of power and cultural patronage, featuring Saudi Arabia as a case study. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in International Relations (honors) and Middle East Studies from Brown University and holds an MA in Political Science from Brown and an MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society from LSE.
Anton Belov has been Director of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art since 2010. He is a graduate of the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, with a degree in the physics and chemistry of processes and materials. Prior to his appointment at Garage, Anton ran the non-profit project Gallery White in Moscow, which he founded, working with young artists to develop new works. In 2009, Anton launched the bilingual magazine and online resource Artguide, which covers events in the field of contemporary art. It is now the leading magazine of its kind. He was a member of the Public Council of the Russian Ministry of Culture from 2012 to 2013. Since 2018, he has been Head of the Department for Garage Museum of Contemporary Art at the Higher School of Economics.
Alina Davey joined Sotheby’s Russian Department in 2004. Since 2007, Alina has been a key member of the Russian desk in the London Private Client Group, advising Russian and CIS collectors on their art acquisitions. Alina has also driven a number of major client and strategic initiatives, strengthening the firm’s relationships with some of the most important Russian and CIS art collectors. She has consistently championed new sales and business opportunities from launching a series of master classes. Alina has been responsible for significantly expanding Sotheby's presence and transactions in Russian and CIS region. Alina has a career-long interest in history of art collecting has pursued academic and charitable projects. Shebegan an academic research project on the topic of art philanthropy and creation of private museums and foundations.While maintaining an official position at Sotheby's , she is also the co-founder and a trustee of an art charity focusing on art therapy, ArtsSocial. Alina Davey has lectured at Sotheby's Institute on a History of Private Museums and at Faberge and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg on a role of museums in a global age. She holds a MA degree in Finance, Postgrad Diploma in Art History and is studying for MA Art History and Museum Cultures.