The inaugural edition of the Al Burda Endowment was launched during Al Burda Festival 2018 as a pioneering initiative that promotes experimentation and reinterpretation of Islamic art practices. The Endowment distributes a grant equally among 10 contemporary artists who are commissioned to create artworks that challenges their approach to Islamic art. The works debuted at Abu Dhabi Art 2019 in Manarat Al Saadiyat from November 21-23, 2019 and will continue touring cultural institutions in the UAE and abroad throughout 2020.

Al Burda Endowment exhibition is currently on view in Warehouse83 in Alserkal Avenue.

Inaugural Edition


The inaugural recipients of Al Burda Endowment are:

Inaugural edition virtual tour

Warehouse 83, Alserkal Avenue


Click the button to download a copy of the Endowment Catalogue.



Debuting in Abu Dhabi Art 2019, Al Burda Endowment will continue touring cultural spaces in the UAE and abroad and engage with the public on the versatility of contemporary Islamic art.

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