About

Jack Thomas Taylor holds a Master’s degree in Culture, Criticism and Curation from Central Saint Martins at the University of Arts London with a thesis observing the values that pertain to Universal Expositions (World Expos).

In 2021, he also completed his MBA in Culture and Enterprise jointly awarded by Birkbeck Business School and his alma mater Central Saint Martins, with a dissertation with distinction questioning if business strategy tools can be used in the arts and culture domain.

Taylor was the curator of the inaugural exhibition at The Media Majlis Arab identities, images in film (2019), and has since gone on to curate Breaking News? how the smartphone changed journalism (2020) and Is it a beautiful game? (forthcoming in 2022) both at The Media Majlis. Other curatorial work includes Mind the Gap at Tashkeel (Dubai, 2017), Heritage: A User’s Manual at the Southbank Centre Archive Studio (London, 2016) and Inert Matter, Then Live Wire held at Central Saint Martins (London, 2016).

Since 2009, he has held various positions in the arts, culture and creative domains in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, and Qatar across exhibitions, branding, visual arts, programming, and publishing. As an experienced curator and producer of ideas, he has worked in Agile work environments managing exhibitions and media products from concept through to delivery.

Taylor has wide ranging experience in creative services, including with BOND Creative Agency as studio manager, strategist and producer (Abu Dhabi office) and as an independent consultant across the Gulf. Publishing work includes with Brownbook (Dubai) and Arabian Magazines (Bahrain), as well as founding Alef Magazine, in Qatar in 2013.