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 currently in Alserkal Avenue, where in March 2017, we launched a Project Space, staging capsule exhibitions – of works from the Art Jameel Collection plus guest curatorial projects – and hosting art events as part of our Learning programme.
October 2017 marks the launch of Art Jameel Commissions, a programme anchored at the forthcoming Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. The programme runs in a 3-year cycle, focussing on sculpture (2018); research and lecture series (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.