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, in 2017 we expand our photography programme with a focus on workshops and access to networks and expertise.
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.