April 3, 2021

Collecting Practices in the UAE: Collecting with Care

April 3, 2021 | Concrete

Some of the UAE's most active collectors share insights about their collections

Starts 6:30 PM

Ends 8:00 PM

Venue Concrete


'Collecting with care' goes beyond the mere acquisition of an object or asset. This panel proposes to rethink the notion of the ‘value’ of art within collecting. What broader opportunities does the practice of collecting art offer, beyond ourselves and our portfolios? The conversation will revolve around the many forms support for culture can take, and the impact it might have—from expanding the research of an artistic community to encouraging education. A diverse group of thoughtful collectors will discuss their inspirations and intentions, considering not only the ways they collect, but also the whys.


  • Smita Prabhakar, founder and chairperson of Ishara Art Foundation
  • Hashem Montasser, founder of The Lighthouse
  • Ranya Ghandour, art advisor and consultant

Moderated by: Zain Masud, independent strategist and art advisor