National Pavilion of the Sultanate of Oman


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The Sultanate of Oman is participating in the Venice Biennale for the first time with its inaugural National Pavilion, showcasing three generations of modern and contemporary Omani visual art.


This initiative has been made possible by the invaluable support of His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth.

The Pavilion of the Sultanate of Oman builds on the foundation of the Sultanate’s Vision 2040 and coincides with the launch of a series of visual arts initiatives across the country and wider world, representing Oman’s ambition to become a global leader in contemporary art and culture.


Under the leadership of His Excellency, Sayyid Saeed Al Busaidi, Commissioner, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, the team organising the Pavilion are:

Sayyid Saeed Al Busaidi

Commissioner, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture Sports and Youth

Under the leadership of His Excellency, the team of Omani SME’s and Advisors who have organised the pavilion include


Dr. Aisha Stoby

Sayyid Hilal Al Busaidi

Ibrahim Saif Salim Bani Uraba

Balqees Hasan Mohammedi


Faisal Hashim Al Shahab

Advisor International Development

Eman Rafay