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Basma Al Sulaiman

Owner, Founder & Curator at BASMOCA, Jeddah

Supporting and promoting emerging Contemporary Saudi artists, keen on establishing intellectual and artistic links between her home country and the West, Basma is considered as a Saudi Art Patron and she is the founder of BASMOCA (Basma Al Sulaiman Museum of Contemporary Art).

Launched in 2011, BASMOCA is the first virtual museum to present an actual private collection to a limitless global audience of visitors. It allows its visitors to create avatars and interact with each other as they are walking through the museum filled with Basma’s collection with a range of Western, Middle Eastern art and a large number of Contemporary Chinese artworks.

Basma’s main focus is to promote works of art globally through a new global technology form such as an online Museum allowing any individual from anywhere in the world to have constant access to her curated show. Basma supports Saudi art and artists and enables their international promotion through her online platform.

Aside from BASMOCA, Basma is one of the founding members of the Saudi Art Council and the brain behind Jeddah Sculpture Park.

In 2014, she received an award from the Saudi Government, being the first Saudi woman to be honored for her contribution to Saudi’s Art and Culture.

After the passing of her beloved young son Mohammed Al Juffali in 2012, Basma has dedicated her art collection and museum loans in his loving memory. She is also a member of many charities, both locally and internationally.