Delfina Foundation

Aaron Cezar

Director

Aaron is the founding Director of Delfina Foundation, where he develops, curates and oversees its interrelated programme of residencies, exhibitions and public platforms.


Over the last ten years, he has positioned Delfina Foundation as a meeting point and incubator of creative talent, forming partnerships with leading institutions internationally. Independently and through Delfina Foundation, he has sat on numerous boards, committees and advisory groups such as All Change Arts, Shubbak, Davidoff Art Initiative, Caspian Arts Foundation, the Young Arab Theatre Fund, the Marrakech Biennale, and Al Serkal Avenue.  He has been a jury member for a number of awards, including the Jarman Award (2012), LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award (Vol.4 - 2016), among many others.

 

Prior to Delfina Foundation, Aaron worked as Project Director of Metal, the artistic laboratory space established by Jude Kelly OBE, ultimately becoming Managing Director of Metal’s arts-based consultancy overseeing creative projects with a focus on urban regeneration. He has also worked with London 2012, as part of its culture team that secured London's Olympic bid; at The Place, London; and in New York, as a management consultant.

Also working as a creative producer, Aaron has first degrees in Economics and Dance from Princeton University and a postgraduate degree in the Creative Industries from King’s College London.

Gillean Dickie

Head of Operations

Gillean Dickie is the Head of Operations at Delfina, overseeing building, financial and organisational management as well as contributing to strategic and business planning.

Gillean started her career in the exhibition department of CCA, Glasgow before production and management roles in the performing arts and film, including with Merchant Ivory Productions, Blast Theory and Imlata Dance Company. As Producer with The Arts Catalyst she realised themed exhibitions and ambitious artist’s projects in a wide range of contexts including museums, galleries, abandoned and former military sites and public space. Gillean has produced many artist’s commissions including notable projects by Aleksandra Mir, Otolith Group, Marko Peljhan, Tomas Saraceno, Ashok Sukumaran, Critical Art Ensemble and Agnes Meyer Brandis.

 

Gillean studied Painting at Edinburgh College of Art and Arts Management at City University, London.

Dani Burrows

Director of Strategy

Dani Burrows is Director of Strategy at Delfina Foundation, where she is responsible for the creation, communication and execution of new initiatives and income generation activities, in addition to supporting the day to day running of the foundation.


Dani spent time in the commercial art world before moving to Tate, where for five years she had various guises within their fundraising team. 

She has also worked on a number of freelance projects for organisations such as Bidoun.  Dani studied History of Art at Bristol University and is happiest by the sea.