A Selection Committee is chosen for each The Other Art Fair edition to help us to present a different collection of artists. The Selection Committee members are chosen from a globally-significant art community who set the high standard of The Other Art Fair, ensuring you can buy from our artists with the confidence that you are investing in the best of emerging talent.
MEET JADE FOSTER
Jade Foster is a British curator, artist and art historian of Afro-Caribbean heritage based in Nottingham and from Sandwell in the West Midlands. Foster holds positions as a Trustee / Board Member of Nottingham Contemporary and Public Programme Curator at Primary in Nottingham. At Primary, they lead the development of exhibitions and digital commissions, focusing on brokering international collaborations. In addition to their work at Primary, they freelance with Hospital Rooms as a Visiting Curator, commissioning artworks for Sandwell CAMHS, an outpatient service for children and young people with complex mental health needs. Jade has always thoroughly enjoyed sharing knowledge as widely as possible and has written for Art Monthly and is currently writing pieces for LUX and ArtReview.
Image courtesy of Tom Platinum Morley
MEET SARAH ALLEN
Sarah Allen is Head of Programme at South London Gallery (SLG) where she leads the programme team on the exhibitions and live programme. At the SLG she has curated or co-curated: Lagos, Peckham, Repeat (2023), Rene Matic, upon this rock (2022) and is currently working on a partnership exhibition with the V&A on the theme of Activism and Feminisms which will take place at the SLG in 2024. Previously she worked as a curator at Tate Modern curating or co-curating the exhibitions Zanele Muholi (2020), Sophie Taeuber-Arp (2021), Nan Goldin (2019) and Shape of Light (2018). She sits on the Board of Directors of Belfast Photo Festival.
MEET ZAVIER ELLIS
Zavier Ellis is an international curator, artist and originator of multiple art-based initiatives. Originally from Windsor, he read History of Modern Art at Manchester University before undertaking a Masters in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School. Zavier is founder and director of CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, a curatorial gallery project that runs off-site exhibitions in diverse locations. He was also co-founder and co-curator of the museum scale exhibition for emerging artists THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, which between 2011 and 2014 was organised in partnership with Saatchi’s New Sensations. In response to recent global events Zavier launched the online work on paper initiative PROJECT PAPYROPHILIA during the first lockdown; and the Ukraine Support Pledge with Matthew Burrows MBE to raise funds by selling artwork for the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. In 2022 Zavier co-founded the online educational project Contemporary Art Academy with former Elephant Academy manager Mathew Gibson. As well as curating exhibitions globally, Ellis has exhibited widely including institutions such as Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; Pera Museum, Istanbul; Saatchi Gallery, London; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles and many more. His work is featured in notable private collections including the seminal Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel, Zurich and Beth Rudin DeWoody, Los Angeles.
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Image courtesy of Lana Vanzetta
MEET MEGAN WRIGHT
Megan Wright is a Senior Curator at Saatchi Art. She graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from The University of Southern California and also attended UCLA as part of their CIDA-accredited program in Architecture and Interior Design. Megan has over a decade of experience in sales and management. She was a founding partner of The Commons Showroom, a contemporary apparel showroom, and has also worked in entertainment and design for companies including CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Waterworks. Megan is motivated by exceptional design and working with collectors to select artwork that elevates their spaces and defines their passions.