30 Young Influential People in the Art World

From controversial heiresses to exiled royalty

Far away from the glamourous but hectic calendar of society events the art world slows down during the summer months. While most galleries close early and tourists scare away the professionals, an annual tradition gives the young art crowd an opportunity to gain experience.

For many young professionals this is the opportunity to gain exposure and make a name for themselves. Young artists are on the rise in the art world and so ARTINFO has put together a list of the 30 influential professionals under the age of 30. These include patrons, dealers, critics and curators, some who are already world renowned and some who will be the stars of tomorrow. We have a selection of the top five for you here.

Sheikha Al-Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Althani – daughter of the emir and chair of the Qatar Museums Authority she was voted no. 1 on Art and Auctions annual power list in 2011 and holds the strings for the worlds biggest high-value art buyer.

Alia al-Senussi is a London based art writer, collector, promoter of non-profits arts education and the VIP-relations manager for Art Basel. Besides this she is also a member of the exiled Libyan royal family.

Maria Baibakova is the Russian heiress who set up Baibakov Art Projects in Moskow, seeking to promote Western contemporary art in Russia and Russian art worldwide.

Jonathan Batiste has multiple talents and after releasing two albums by the time he was 17 years old he became one of the most promising new stars at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Elisa Carmichael is the editor-in-chief of TASJ Magazine, covering the art world. She is also the co-founder of Culver City’s Carmichael Gallery in New York.

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