Press Release

Jamil Osmar Parasol is our third 2023 Curatorial Residency Fellowship Recipient

Mar 13, 2024
Press Release
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ARAK Collection is happy to announce Parasol  as our third recipient of the Arak Collection Curatorial Residency Fellowship for 2023.

Jamil Osmar Ramos (Parasol) is an Angolan curator, artist and video game developer who graduated from LISAA University, one of the best video game development schools in France. With his unique approach to art, great creativity and knowledge, he worked with and for various artists and galleries in Luanda. He also teaches people to develop their artistic skills beyond technique, curates exhibitions like Hypnosis by Jahmek contemporary arts and works in the artistic growth of Angola by giving artistic consulting and creating works of art about the Self, the Being and the Angolan society. Now, he is currently working as a curator at This Is Not A White Cube Art Gallery.

We are looking forward to working with Parasol and through his gaze and curatorial practice discover/rediscover the collection, hoping to bring to our audience in 2023 his curated exhibition and publish the respective catalogue.

About ARAK Collection Curatorial Residency Program:

The ARAK Collection Annual Residency Fellowship Program aims to promote a better knowledge and understanding of Contemporary Sub-Saharan Art in the Middle East and Beyond through research of the extensive works part of their collection.

The resident guest curator is expected to research the collection with the intention of curating an exhibition and writing the exhibition catalogue at the end of the residency period, after in-depth research and the submission of a curatorial concept to be approved by the ARAK Collection Curatorial Advisory Committee.

The Residency Fellowship Program was created to support ARAK Collection’s Mission of developing and supporting young and mid-career artists and curators through promoting curatorial research, publications and exhibitions of their collection’s works. The exhibitions developed and produced by ARAK Collection aspire to be impactful and are all associated with relevant public programming.

About ARAK Collection:

ARAK Collection is an independent, Qatari-based initiative, that aims to promote through exhibitions, publications, research and educational programs, Contemporary  African Art and Artists.

The collection is a resource for Artists, Curators and Researchers, it hosts in-house and traveling exhibitions, it also lends artwork to regional and international organizations, institutions and museums, producing print and online publications, and impactful public programs associated with the exhibitions it produces and hosts. ARAK Collection is a public platform to foster critical dialogue around contemporary art practices with a focus on African Artists and educational programs that have an educational and developmental impact in the local community.

The collection consists of paintings, paper and prints of more than 170 young and mid-career artists of African countries.