In Saudi Arabia, we work with the Jeddah Municipality to run the outdoor Jeddah Sculpture Museum, and collaborate with local partners to produce art exhibitions – most recently with Banafsajeel and Hafez Gallery to co-produce Tadafuq, involving around 40 artists from across Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.
Following the success of the Art Jameel Photography Award, we expanded our photography programme with a focus on workshops and access to networks and expertise introducing the Photobooks and Zines concepts to the Saudi Photography Community in November 2017.
Our home in the UAE is at Jameel Arts Centre, an independent institution dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art to the public and engaging communities through learning, research and commissions. Opened to the public in November, 2018 and located at Jaddaf Waterfront.
October 2017 marked the launch of Art Jameel Commissions, a programme anchored at Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai. The programme runs in a 3-year cycle, focussing on sculpture (2018); arts writing and research (2019); and drawing and painting (2020). Among its international programmes, Art Jameel collaborates with the V&A to produce the Jameel Prize, recognising the work of artists who explore traditional Islamic influences through contemporary art.