Nathaniel Rackowe’s exhibition at The Delfina Foundation, London, 2010. Courtesy the artist
Founded in 2007, The Delfina Foundation facilitates artistic exchange through an interrelated program of residencies and public programs, such as talks and exhibitions. We support artists, curators, and writers in expanding their practice via professional development and platforms for public engagement and critical discourse around the role of art in society.
For more than twenty years, the “Delfina” brand has become renowned for nurturing and supporting the professional development of more than 500 international artists, including more than a dozen Turner Prize nominees.
Since its founding, The Delfina Foundation has focused on cross-cultural exchange with the greater Middle East, developing international collaborations through reciprocal residencies and public programs in the UK and abroad. Current and previous partnerships have included Art Dubai, Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art, AllArtNow, Bidoun magazine, Al Riwaq Art Space, British Council, Visiting Arts, Iniva, Tate, Serpentine Gallery, Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Riwaq Biennale, Tashkeel, Edinburgh Art Festival, and Alhambra, to name a few.
The Delfina Foundation is an independent, non-political arts organization with charitable status. It is not a grant-making foundation.