The Khalid Shoman Collection

Begun in the early eighties, The Khalid Shoman Collection is one of the earliest collections dedicated exclusively to contemporary art of the Arab world.

Now representing over one hundred and forty modern and contemporary artists and a wide range of media, including works on paper, oil on canvas, photography, artist books, sculpture, video, and installation, the collection reflects the shifts and transformations in the region’s artistic practices over the last four decades.

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selected works from the collection
Nicola Saig Untitled (after photograph of the surrender of Jerusalem to the British), c.1918. Oil on canvas, 86 x 67 cm.
Fahrelnissa Zeid Khalid Shoman, 1984. Oil on canvas, 180 x 112 cm.
Etel Adnan Untitled, 1960s. Tapestry (wool), 158 x 195 cm.
Shaker Hassan al Said Untitled, 1990s. Mixed media on paper, 86.5 x 104.5 cm.
Adam Henein Gentle Breeze, 1965. Bronze, H.89 cm.
Abdul Hay Mosallam The Martyr Dalal Mughrabi, 1978. Acrylic on sawdust and glue, 110 x 75 cm.
Ahmad Nawash The Palestinian Cause (Golda Meir and the Funeral), 1973. Oil on canvas, 60 x 90 cm.
Farid Belkahia Hommage à Sharif al-Idrisi, 2004. Dye on skin, dia.145 cm.
Ismail Fattah Man and Mask, 1980. Bronze, H.138 cm.
Marwan Untitled (Face), 1987. Oil on paper, 152 x 103 cm.
Mona Saudi Homage to Brancusi (The Lovers), 1968. Carrera marble, L.95 cm.
Rachid Koraïchi A Nation in Exile (series), 1985/1992. Print 76 x 57 cm.
Mona Hatoum Measures of Distance, 1988. Video, 15'29”.
Akram Zaatari Saida June 6, 1982, 1982-2006. Archival inkjet, 127 x 250 cm.
Ahlam Shibli Untitled (The Valley no. 25), Arab al-Shibli, Palestine, 2007-2008. Silver gelatin print, 37.8 x 57.6 cm.
Emily Jacir Crossing Surda (a record of going to and from work), 2002. Two-channel video.
Adel Abidin I’m Sorry, 2008. Lightbox, 68.2 x 171 x 29.8 cm.
Hrair Sarkissian Transparencies (series of 12), 2012. Duratrans print, 65 x 81 cm.
Amal Kenawy You Will Be Killed, 2006. Video, 5' 56”.
Rayyane Tabet Fossils, 2008. Concrete-covered suitcases (7x), various dimensions.