Alexandra Yasmina Roy

  • Director, Head of Sale, Modern & Contemporary Middle East


Alexandra Yasmina Roy joined Sotheby’s in 2011 and was responsible for researching and cataloguing the works of art in the chronologically and geographically diverse Arts of the Islamic World sales held biannually as well as being involved in important single-owner collections in the field. In January 2022, Alexandra became Head of Sale for the Modern & Contemporary Middle East sales which focus on both the modern and contemporary masters of the 20th and 21st centuries with ties to the regions encapsulating the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, Iran, and Turkey.

Of French and Egyptian descent, Ms Roy grew up in Oman and Yemen and has travelled extensively in North Africa and the Middle East. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, she studied Art History in both the United States and London, earning a BA Hons degree in the subject from Wellesley College, Massachusetts, and an MA in Byzantine Art and its interaction with Islamic Empires from the Courtauld Institute of Art.

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