Rebecca Anne Proctor
Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Art and Harper’s Bazaar Interiors
She previously edited Villa 88, a luxury lifestyle magazine catering to the local Emirati and GCC female market. Over the course of the last 10 years she has interviewed and worked with pivotal artists and members of the Middle Eastern art, design and fashion community, including Arab royalty and prominent statesmen. She has also worked closely with top luxury brands in the region and internationally in the realm of fashion and jewellery, watches and automobiles, forging strong business relationships. Before working at ITP, she worked on luxury lifestyle in the region for six years, including, The National, T Emirates: The New York Times Style Magazine; Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East; Mojeh, Luxos and Canvas. She has also contributed to international publications, including BBC, Galerie, The Business of Fashion, Haute Time, Haute Living, Sotheby’s, The National, and Art Observed as well as written several art catalogues. She obtained an M. Litt from Christie’s London in Modern and Contemporary Art History. While in London she worked at Gagosian Gallery before moving to Paris to pursue a double MA in Middle Eastern Studies and Conflict Resolution from the American University of Paris and a Master’s in Sociologie des Conflits from the L'Institut Catholique. Rebecca has written numerous art catalogues on Middle Eastern art and culture. In the UAE she worked at the Barakat Gallery and as a consultant to Ayyam Gallery in 2011. She regularly moderates panels on culture and art within the Middle East and internationally. In April 2018 she moderated a panel at Culture Summit in Abu Dhabi in April 2018 on Emerging Trends in the Arts and Media Worldwide: What’s Next with the Guggenheim's Nancy Spector, Barjeel Art Foundation's Karim Sultan and found of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Touria El Glaoui. During Frieze London she interviewed Sir Charles Robert Saumarez Smith CBE as part of the Frieze Masters Summit. In March 2018 she appeared as a judge on Fashion Star Season 3, Reem Acra’s hit reality TV series for emerging Arab fashion designers in Beirut. Rebecca also served as a judge of the Restaurant & Bar Awards that took place in London in October 2018. She has also moderated several talks for Art Dubai's Art Salon, a private event for collectors based in the Middle East.