Sotheby’s Middle East Art Specialist
Lina Lazaar has an M.A. in Statistics and M.A in Art History and is a specialist at Sotheby’s London in Post War and Contemporary Art. Her passion for Arab and Iranian Contemporary Art led Sotheby’s to hold their first European auctions in this category in 2006.
Since then she has curated these sales annually and significantly increased the international exposure and discussion of Middle Eastern contemporary art.
Ms Lazaar is also the associate editor of the publishing forum Ibraaz and member of the Middle East North Africa Acquisitions Committee of the Tate in London. She recently curated the largest pan-Arab show at the 54th Venice Biennial titled The Future of a Promise.
Sotheby’s auction house was founded in London in 1744 with the auction of valuable books. Since then it has expanded to include the best in fine and decorative arts and jewellery.