Barjeel Art Foundation is an independent, UAE-based initiative established to manage, preserve and exhibit an extensive collection of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art. The foundation’s guiding principle is to contribute to the intellectual development of the art scene in the Arab region by building a prominent, publicly accessible art collection in the UAE. Part of this objective involves developing a public platform to foster critical dialogue around contemporary art practices with a focus on artists with Arab heritage internationally. The foundation strives to create an open-ended enquiry that responds to and conveys the nuances inherent to Arab histories beyond borders of culture and geography. By hosting in-house exhibitions, lending artwork to international forums, producing print and online publications, and fashioning interactive public programmes, the foundation strives to serve as an informative resource for contemporary art by Arab artists both locally and on the global stage. In addition to building an informative database of artists, the foundation is seeking to develop an educational programme that both understands and involves the local community. By establishing partnerships with arts and cultural institutions internationally, the foundation looks to create opportunities to encourage public awareness of the importance of art to the community.

In 2018, Barjeel signed a contract with the Sharjah Museums Authority to open a long-term exhibition at the Sharjah Art Museum, which features a selection of key modernist paintings, sculptures and mixed media artworks from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection.

Barjeel Art Foundation
Mailing Address:
Emirates Sail Tower, Level 4P
Corniche Street, Buhairah Corniche
Al Majaz 3, Sharjah
+ 971 6 569 1112
info(at)barjeelartfoundation.org
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Visit our Exhibition
“A Century in Flux”
at Sharjah Art Museum
Arts Area, Al- Shuwaihiyeen,
near Al-Corniche post office
– the Heart of Sharjah.
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Visit the exhibition in our Virtual Tour 

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Founder

@SultanAlQassemi

Suheyla Takesh

Suheyla Takesh

Curator

Sarah Adamson

Sarah Adamson

Registrar

“Marah

Marah Shaaban

Administrative Coordinator

Mandy Merzaban

Mandy Merzaban

Former Curator

Karim Sultan

Karim Sultan

Former Curator