Dubai International Art Centre Announces New Board Of Directors



Dubai International Art Centre (DIAC) has announced two new appointments to its Board of Directors. The new additions include Khalil Abdul Wahid, Visual Arts Manager at Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and Hina Bakht, Managing Director at EVOPS Marketing & PR. They will be joining existing Board of Directors Diyali Sen Bhalla, Simon Routledge, Karan Dhawan, Esra Kannemeyer, Fiona Petrocelli, Zareen Khan and Valentin Veselinov Spasov.

Diyali Sen Bhalla, Chairperson for DIAC, said, “We are pleased to welcome Khalil and Hina to DIAC’s board and value their support. They are joining us at an exciting time as we embark on ambitious growth plans. The addition of these directors complements our team’s skills and experiences and we are confident they will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to execute our strategy.”

The refreshed board of DIAC is committed to achieving outstanding performance for the organization.

Hina Bakht, Managing Director for EVOPS Marketing & PR, said, “Art has been a lifelong passion for me, and I am very grateful to DIAC for giving this opportunity to promote art and artists in the UAE. DIAC is a truly unique community offering a vital and creative environment to emerging and underrepresented artists in the UAE. It is a great honour to be part of its distinguished board and contribute to its remarkable success.”

Location: The Dubai International Art Centre is located in Villa 27, Street 75B, off Jumeirah Road, behind Town Center.
Office timings: Saturday-Wednesday 9 am-5 pm
Thursday 9 am-4 pm
Friday closed

Gallery timings: Saturday-Wednesday 9 am-8 pm
Thursday 9 am-4 pm
Friday Closed

About Dubai International Art Centre
Dubai International Art Centre (DIAC) is one of UAE’s most respected institutions having served the arts community in Dubai for the last 43 years since 1976 providing space to learn, practice and display a wide repertoire of arts. It is a self-governing and self-financing art center of the community, by the community and for the community catering to both local and international artists and art lovers in the emirates. Housed in the center is the renowned Gallery 76 which is the oldest public art gallery in the UAE and holds a special place in the history of Dubai’s thriving art scene. Its purpose is to offer both amateur and professional artists an affordable, accessible, well managed and renowned public exhibition space to showcase their talents. The gallery is occupied with solo, shared and group exhibitions all year round and bookings are required at least 6-12 months in advance. During the course of its long and distinguished history, Gallery 76 has hosted a number of high-profile solo exhibitions by well-known artists.
About EVOPS Marketing & PR
EVOPS Marketing & PR is equipped with the latest technology and digital capability to provide businesses with the most comprehensive and innovative marketing solutions and strategies. With an integrated 360° marketing approach, the agency offers its high-profile clients bespoke, seamless and personalized service in an era of fast-paced, real-time smart marketing. Included in its services are marketing strategy consultancy, PR, social media, advertising, creative design, website and mobile app development, and events management.
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