Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah
Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah currently serves as a Consultant at Art Fraud Insights, LLC. Previously she served as AFI’s Director of Marketing and Development for several of AFI’s initiatives including Art Market Solutions and research projects, as well as provides museum industry, marketing and development expertise for exhibitions and related programming. In addition to leading the design and implementation of AFI’s Anti-Fraud Initiative in the Online Market, she is responsible for liaising with our research team, collaborators and partners, as well as managing AFI’s marketing plan and website.
Laila comes to Art Fraud Insights from the non-profit organization International Arts & Artists, where she served as Senior Exhibition Manager and Coordinator of Exhibitions in Development. During her tenure she doubled the number of museum partners and host venues and collaborated with curatorial, foundation and museum partners on developing, managing and producing major exhibitions including Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World; Chicago History Museum’s Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, and the NEH Awarded, Converging Cultures: Asian Diasporas and African American and Caribbean Art from 1940 to the Present in collaboration with the Art Museum of The Americas, among many others.
Laila has curated and produced several exhibitions in Washington for galleries and foundations including the exhibitions, Through Their Eyes: Moments Photographed by Syrian Children for the US FUND for UNICEF and Gardens Speak, an exhibition presented in partnership by the Middle-East Institute and the British Council at the National Building Museum. In addition to presenting on several panels on the topic of art in response to conflict and art as a tool for cultural diplomacy, her own photography has been featured in The Washington Post, on All Hurrah TV, with works recently acquired by the Office of Art U.S Department of State for their permanent collection. She is a 2017 DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Artist Fellowship Grantee.
Laila holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts & Culture, with a concentration in Art as Social Action and Photography, from George Mason University, and holds a Certificate in Photography from SPEOS Photographic Institute Paris. She has lectured and taught courses on Photography, Visual Culture & Society, and Art in Response to Conflict in Washington and abroad. She is currently Communications Manager at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, PA.