Delfina Foundation, as well as our predecessor Delfina Studios Trust, has a long history and renowned reputation for nurturing and promoting creative talent from across the Middle East, North Africa & South Asia (MENASA).

Through our residency programmes we have supported over 150 practitioners from the region, including Subodh Gupta, Khalil Rabah, Susan Hefuna, Ziad Antar, Rana Begum, Michael Rakowitz, Sunoj D., Farhad Moshiri, Manal Al Dowayan, Hrair Sarkissian, Ayesha Sultana, Lydia Ourahmane, Alia Farid, and Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim.

Moreover the foundation has been pioneering in hosting major solo presentations of artists such as Wael Shawky, Nasser Al Salem, Ala Younis, Baptist Coelho, Ahmet Öğüt, Abbas Akhavan, Ruanne Abou Rahme & Basel Abbas, and Lamia Joreige.

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Blqees Zuhair

London: 06/06/2022 — 02/07/2022


Moza Almatrooshi

London: 19/09/2022 — 16/10/2022

Wesam Al Asali

London: 08/10/2022 — 18/12/2022


Noor Abuarafeh: Rumours Began Some Time Ago

Uncovering the story behind an archival photo

Residency Project

Ala Younis: Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad

Installation photos from the artist’s solo show at Delfina Foundation


Mother prays, Father weeps

Lydia Ourahmane and Sarah Ourahmane


Nasser Al Salem: Amma Baad

Watch the artist introduce his recent exhibition


Vivien Sansour: Zaree’a

On the work and legacy of seed keeper Esiah Levy

Residency Project

Delfina Presents: Farah Al Qasimi

Considering translation as a tool for connection or intimacy


Points of Departure

Installation photos from off-site group show at the ICA


Abbas Akhavan: Study For A Garden

Installation photos from the artist’s 2012 solo show at Delfina Foundation


In conversation: Raed Yassin and Rayya Badran

The artist on his Delfina Foundation exhibition ‘The best of Sammy Clark’