The UAE announces a long-term hospitality agreement reached with la Biennale di Venezia for a “Permanent Pavilion” in the Arsenale – Sale d’Armi.

The exhibition is being held from
1 June – 24 November, 2013.


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Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation

“We are honored to have the support of
the Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation for the National Pavilion. The Foundation’s commitment to art in the community, engagement and support for
the UAE and international art scene is
— Dr Lamees Hamdan.

The Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation works to contribute to the creation of positive futures for the citizens of the United Arab Emirates and the full realization of their potential and aspirations. To that end, it develops and supports charitable initiatives in the areas of education, arts, culture and heritage, and the environment.

In the arts, the Foundation works toward three strategic goals:

1) To support emerging and future Emirati artists in developing their talents at the earliest stages  of their growth

2) To educate and engage the public in art and to build new audiences in the UAE for the arts

3) To introduce the international community to Emirati artistic talentThe Foundation is the family foundation of Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan and was founded by her in 2010.

Generously supported by: