Shai Baitel is the Artistic Director of the Modern Art Museum (MAM) Shanghai. He conceived Retrospectrum, the Bob Dylan retrospective exhibition, in 2019. He is co-founder of Mana Contemporary (Chicago, Jersey City, and Miami), the largest arts centre of its kind and a hub for artists and collectors. Baitel has extensive experience in arts and culture, and is a prolific writer and is a frequent contributor to major publications, including Forbes, Daily News, Jerusalem Post, Ha’aretz and HuffPost. Having earned degrees in law and history, he previously worked at Israel’s Ministry of Justice and the United Nations in legal positions.