Founded in 2007, Delfina Foundation is a UK-based non-profit initiative promoting artistic exchange and experimentation through residencies and public programming.Read More
As London’s largest provider of international residencies, Delfina Foundations creates opportunities for emerging and established artists, curators, collectors and writers from around the world to pursue artistic research and development and engage in dialogue with co-residents as well as the public and other practitioners in the city and beyond.
Located around the corner from Buckingham Palace, Delfina Foundation is located in two adjoined Edwardian houses, which hold exhibition and events spaces, the foundation’s offices, as well as accommodation for eight residents, with shared bathrooms, kitchen and living space. Selected through open calls and nominations, to date, Delfina Foundation has hosted over 300 residents. These residents have gone on to make a significant impact on local and global art scenes.
Alongside residencies, Delfina Foundation presents regular exhibitions and a dynamic events programme, including talks, screenings, performances and occasional open studios. Public programmes are often curated around reoccurring seasonal themes, which have included The Politics of Food, The Public Domain, Performance as Process, and Collecting as Practice, providing a platform the showcase in-process and completed projects by current and former residents as well as invited guests.
Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi is the founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation, an organisation based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, dedicated to managing, preserving, and exhibiting an extensive collection of modern and contemporary Arab art. Established in 2010, the Foundation maintains an exhibition programme at its base in Sharjah, and continues to...
Japanese collector Daisuke Miyatsu has merged his life with a passion for collecting art perhaps more than any other collector today. Known as the 'salaryman collector', Miyatsu started his collecting journey as a surprisingly typical office worker with a limited budget for art, originally working in advertising and supplementing his salary as a...
With first degrees in Economics and Dance from Princeton University and a postgraduate degree in Creative Industries from King's College London, Aaron Cezar exists between various art worlds—a productive space for his work as the founding director of Delfina Foundation, which was established in 2007. Funded by the founder and chair of the...
In collaboration with Delfina Foundation, Ocula presents a photolog of the Venice Biennale performance programme devised by Ralph Rugoff, artistic director of this year's Biennale, and Aaron Cezar, director of Delfina.
In 1954, a cash-strapped Jacques Cousteau pitched British Petroleum to lead a reconnaissance mission in the waters off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
The non-profit, Saudi-based foundation Art Jameel and the London-based Delfina Foundation have joined forces, and will jointly develop new programming and residency initiatives under a new partnership.
On first entering a gallery, one might not expect to be met with an array of research papers, neatly filed and awaiting perusal, but this is the case at Delfina Foundation, where Kuwait-born, Amman-based artist Ala Younis has been invited to present her art-cum-research project around the forgotten histories of female Iraqi modernists.
In its transitive sense, the verb 'to perform' requires for its object an act, a task, something prewritten.
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