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Faris Saad Al-Shathir
Executive Director, Co-Founder

Faris Saad Al-Shathir is an Iraqi American director and designer based in New York City. Faris holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Art in Art from Rhodes College.

Board of directors
Elizabeth Owens

Art Appraiser

Terrence Schroeder

Designer and Partner at TenBerke

Harry Hayes
Vice President

Executive Director of Northeast National Accounts, Aetna

Justin Blake

Edelman Global Chair, Executive Positioning

Tariq Dixon

Co-founder of TRNK NYC

Michael Giordano

Biotech Advisory Principle

Lyle Ashton Harris


Noel Kirnon

Financial Executive, Art Collector, and Philanthropist

Sophie Morner

Company Gallery and Capricious Foundation Owner

Hari Nef

Actress, Writer, Model. Photography by Matt Grubb

Tavia Nyong'o

Curator, Chair and Professor of Theater & Performance Studies, Professor of American Studies and African-American Studies at Yale University

Luned Palmer

Museum Educator

Kendall Werts

Co-founder of The Jeffries

Board of advisors
Daniel Schaeffer
Secretary, Advancement Advisor

Director Of Development at MoMA PS1

Latoya Nelson Kamdang

Director of Operations at Ennead Architects | AIA Board At-large Director 2024-2026 | Fulbright Senior Scholar | Professor

Bill Van Parys

Writer and Editor

Seneca Mudd

Seneca Mudd Consulting, Managing Partner. Executive Leader, Arts & Culture Institutions

Abdullah Dahman

Real Estate Banker


Development Manager

Sydney Fishman

Programs Manager

Lucas Ondak

Programs Coordinator, Curator

Moses Jeune

Programs Assistant

Joey Sweeney

Programs Assistant