Art Jameel Collection

The Art Jameel Collection is at the heart of Art Jameel’s programme, documenting and presenting important work by local, regional and international artists.

The Collection is guided by a thematic framework that in turn informs Jameel Arts Centre’s wider exhibition programming; while there is a particular focus on supporting artists from the Middle East, Asia and Africa, the scope is beyond geography, and responds primarily to threads of enquiry and networks of artistic and historical influence.

The Art Jameel Collection is comprised of artworks by over 100 artists and collectives. To date, the collection has been shown in exhibitions at Jameel Arts Centre and on loan to local, regional and international institutions.

Explore the Collection

Art Jameel’s new Online Collection Gallery features a selection of works from the Art Jameel Collection. The Online Collection is continually expanding to include a larger representation of our core works, and recent acquisitions.

The online gallery provides access to key works from the Collection, including images, artwork descriptions, artist biographies, and additional stories around the work and artists through videos, interviews and links to exhibition catalogues.

Explore the Art Jameel Collection here.

Collection News

Keep up-to-date on new acquisitions and collaborations with local, regional and international galleries and institutions.

Kader Attia’s collection work, Artificial Nature is on loan to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark for the exhibition ‘Homeless Souls’.

The exhibition brings together a dozen artistic voices from countries around the world for a conversation about exile as a political and existential reality. Presenting both personal and collective stories, the exhibition adds new perspectives to subjects like exile, demarcation, citizenship, cross-border movements, secret journeys and identity.