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Donation of Maha Malluh work to MAK museum in Vienna

SEPTEMBER, 2016 | MAK Museum in Vienna


‘In loving memory of Mohammed Walid Al Juffali who passed away at the young age of 23. May God rest his soul in peace.

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

OCTOBER 2015 | Somerset House London


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Shared Thoughts Basmoca's New Exhibition

SEPTEMBER, 2015 | Arab World Institute and in the virtual world


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The Art Puzzle III : Individuals

DECEMBER 11, 2014 | Istanbul Art International

On 26th of September of 2014 Basma al-Sulaiman in Istanbul Art International venue like panelist. Others panelists were Cees Hendrikse, Jean Boghosssian and Andy Stillpass, moderator Abigail R. Esmean

Basma Alsulaiman : Water of Many Hats

NOVEMBER 18, 2014 |  Profile

As a teenager in her native Jeddah, Basma al-Sulaiman persuaded her mother to purchase an artwork for her. It was al-Sulaiman’s first acquisition, a painting by local Saudi artist and Central Saint Martins graduate Safeya Binzagr.

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New Art Market Scenarios : The emerging scene in Saudi Arabia

AUGUST 14, 2014 |   ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair

With the participation of Ayman Yossri, Basma Al Sulaiman and Sara Raza. What characterizes the emerging art scene in the Gulf region? What place does Saudi Arabia hold, and more specifically the cities of Riyadh and Jeddah, in its development? In what direction are the artists, collectors and managers who work in the region looking?

Slideshow: Art Auction Power 100

AUGUST 12, 2014

Blouin Artinfo Art + Auction’s Power 100 Slideshow.


BASMOCA : Basma Alsulaiman

AUGUST 12, 2014 |  by Mariam Polding

Over the past few decades, Alsulaiman has amassed a comprehensive and varied pan-global collection of contemporary art, which includes paintings, photography, sculptures and


AUGUST 12, 2014 | Art Scene London

Saudi collector Basma Al-Sulaiman held the second BASMOCA (Basma Al-Sulaiman Museum of Contemporary Art) launch event at her London residence on 8 June. The world’s first virtual art museum was inaugurated in April in Jeddah and features a selection of international artworks from Al-Sulaiman’s private collection.

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Basma Al Sulaiman Shakes Things Up With a Virtual Museum

AUGUST 12, 2014 |   huffingtonpost.com

The high-energy, low-profile collector Basma Al Sulaiman resists easy classification.  She has built a collection that is remarkable for the breadth of its holdings in Chinese, Indian, and South Asian contemporary art.

Conference : New Art Market Scenarios : The Emerging Scene in Saudi Arabia

AUGUST 12, 2014 | ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair

What characterizes the emerging art scene in the Gulf region? What place does Saudi Arabia hold, and more specifically the cities of Riyadh and Jeddah, in its development? In what direction are the artists, collectors and managers who work in the region looking? Click here to see the conference.



Basma Alsulaiman BASMOCA Interview on Saudi tv Al-Thaqafia channel

August 12, 2014 | Al-Thaqafia Channel

Basma Alsulaiman BASMOCA Interview on Saudi TV Al-Thaqafia Channel, November 22,
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Basmoca Featured in German Magazine ARTINVESTOR, February Issue

FEBRUARY 28, 2012 | Germain ART Investor Magazine

BASMOCA has been featured in the prominent German Magazine ART INVESTOR on the February Issue.

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BASMOCA Featured in Genc Sanat Art Magazine, September Issue

SEPTEMBER 2011 | Genc Sanat Art Magazine

BASMOCA has been featured in Turkey’s very own contemporary art magazine Genc Sanat Art Magazine’s September issue.

Basma Alsulaiman to participate in the Panel of International Women Collectors

AUGUST 13, 2011 | Istanbul, Elgiz Museum Contemporary Art

BASMOCA director and founder Basma Alsulaiman will participate in Panel of International Women Collectors as part of the Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul celebrating a decade of commitment to contemporary art in Turkey along with Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Ella Fontanals Cisneros, taking place on September 16th, 2011. The panel discussion will be moderated by BASMOCA Creative Director, Michele Codoni.

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BASMOCA in Oasis Magazine

JUNE 20, 2011 | Oasis Magazine

BASMOCA has been featured in one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent art and lifestyle magazines, Oasis issue 16.

Basmoca on Destination Jeddah

JUNE 09, 2011 | Destination Jeddah

BASMOCA has recently been featured on Jeddah city’s guide magazine Destination Jeddah.

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BASMOCA in Design Magazine

MAY 30, 2011 | Design Magazine

Saudi Arabia’s dedicated Design Magazine featured BASMOCA in their May-June 2011 issue.

BASMOCA on Squa.re

APRIL 28, 2011 | SQUA.RE

BASMOCA has recently been featured on SQUA.RE, a luxury lifestyle online magazine and guide based in London.


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BASMOCA : A featured destination on Second Life

APRIL 27, 2011 | Second Life

BASMOCA is proud to announce that shortly after the launch on April 24th, Second Life chose to include BASMOCA as a Featured Destination on their own website.

Additionally the number of visitors at BASMOCA up till today has been greater than 11,000 people.


APRIL 24, 2011 |  The Land of Basmoca

BASMOCA: the Basma Alsulaiman Museum of Contemporary Art is proud launch. Being the first virtual museum of its kind, BASMOCA is set to take over the art and museum world over. Featuring the internationally varied collection of Saudi art collector and patron, Basma Alsulaiman, login to experience the work of such renowned contemporary artists as Gao Brothers, Adel El Siwi, Subodh Gupta, Anslem Kiefer, Ai Weiwei, Abdulnasser Gharem, Tracey Emin, Zeng Fanzhi, Banksy and many more.


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BASMOCA lends artwork to W Investments in Zurich

APRIL 24, 2011 | Zurich, W Investments

BASMOCA proudly lent four of its artworks to W Investments headquarters in Zurich. The artworks are “Islands Are Forever” (water colour on paper, 2010) by Gigi Scaria, and “Ton” (oil on canvas, 1999) by Kazuo Shiraga, two paintings from Zhang Xiaogang’s “Blood Line series” (both water colour on paper, 2002) and the tetraptych piece “Four Seasons from Shan Shui Tattoo series” (lambda prints, 2005) by Huang Yan.

BASMOCA Featured in Canvas Daily Newspaper, Art Dubai 2011 Edition

APRIL 24, 2011 | Canvas Daily Newspaper

Canvas Magazine’s Canvas Daily Newspaper, published a great article on the launch of BASMOCA and Basma Alsulaiman during Art Dubai 2011, with the headline: “Numerous patrons have made their private collections public, but this April year sees a Saudi national do it with a ‘virtual’ twist.”

We thank Canvas Magazine founder and Editor-in-chief Ali Khadra and his wonderful team for this article.


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Basma Alsulaiman and BASMOCA in Art & Patronage book

APRIL 24, 2011 |  Art & Patronage, by H.Amirsadeghi and M.H. Eisler

Basma Alsulaiman and her renowned collection of international contemporary art have been featured in this stunning new book about art collectors in the Middle East, titled; Art & Patronage: The Middle East. Written by Hossein Amirsadeghi and Maryam Homayoun Eisler, and published by TransGlobe Publishing, the book launched in London last November.