Dr. Pradeep Sharma

Director, Arts, Culture and Heritage

Dr. Pradeep Sharma joined the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation in 2018 as the Director of the Arts, Culture and Heritage program. In this role, he oversees all the art programs at the Foundation, including Warehouse421, National Pavilion UAE – Biennale di Venezia (NPUAE) and the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Pradeep was the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Previously, Pradeep held positions as Dean of Bath School of Art & Design at Bath Spa University, and Design Associate for the British Design Council in the United Kingdom. He has worked at the intersection of art and business in many countries, researching and consulting on the role of creativity in everyday life. Pradeep holds a Doctorate in Complexity Thinking from the University of Hertfordshire.