WHO WE ARE
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Founder Nayrouz Tatanaki takes pride in building prestigious collections and has an in-depth knowledge of both primary and secondary markets through her work at Lisson Gallery and Christie’s auction house. She has worked closely with world-renowned contemporary artists Marina Abramovic, Anish Kapoor, Wael Shawky and Ai Weiwei alongside institutions and collectors for over a decade.
Organising museum shows in Denmark, Germany, New York, Turkey and Venice, Nayrouz has also placed seminal works in the collections of the most prestigious museums in the world including Guggenheim, Louvre, MoMA, Metropolitan Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. She has collaborated with world-renowned curators on projects internationally and facilitated the first trips to the Gulf for Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, and Anish Kapoor.
Katie has been with BLUE since the beginning, bringing with her international art world experience at leading auction houses and galleries. She is primarily interested in contemporary practices and holds a first-class Masters from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.
BLUE believes that the actions we take over the next decade could be the key to avoiding climate disaster, which is why we are donating 5% of all BLUE’s profits to World Land Trust, to which Sir David Attenborough became official Patron in 2003