Director, Alserkal AvenueDubai, United Arab Emirates
With a degree in International Business from Grenoble Graduate School of Business, Vilma has spent the last decade developing creative industries across New York, Chicago, London and Dubai. She joined Alserkal Avenue in 2011 and in her time with the organization, she has been instrumental in its evolution and responsible for overseeing the Avenue’s physical expansion in 2015. The same year, she launched Alserkal Programming, affirming the organization’s commitment to the development of art and culture, positioning it as an arts organization. In 2017, Vilma oversaw the inauguration of Concrete, the first project in the UAE to be completed by Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). Vilma has been a vocal supporter of growing a creative economy, and a strong advocate for its importance in social development and identity within the MENASA region.
Vilma is also a member of the advisory board for Jean-Paul Najar Foundation and the Global Cultural District Network (GCDN).