Ramin Salsali

Founder, salsali private museum, Dubai, UAE
Four Season AL MarYah
24TH and 25TH JANUARY 2018
"Join me on the 22nd of March 2018 at Art Talks II: Evolving Cultures, Developing Collections alongside Dalloul Art Foundation, Jean-Paul Najar Foundation and Zeitz MOCAA where we will explore the future of museums and their role in the changing contemporary art market. Learn more on the overview page."

The Salsali Private Museum (SPM), in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, is the first Private Museum in the region for Contemporary Middle Eastern and International Art

Ramin Salsali started his collection at the age of 21 and has been developing it ever since.

Born in Tehran in 1964, he studied economics, strategic management and marketing with a focus on Industry Design, in Germany and England.

Parallel to his studies he founded a specialized consulting company for innovative and green technologies for application in the field of the petrochemical industries. Later, he entered into real estate development with particular focus on the preservation of historical buildings.

For the last 12 years, his vision to share his passion for art with the public has been the moving force to establish a museum for Middle Eastern art.

In April 2011, Ramin Salsali decided to open his private museum in Dubai realizing his long-term dream. Salsali Private Museum (SPM) opened its doors on the 11.11.2011. SPM is the first Private Museum for contemporary art in the region in which Salsali's collection of over 900 pieces of painting, photography, video art, sculpture and installation is showcased. SPM also hosts the collections of guest collectors and travelling exhibitions from around the world.

Salsali's mission is to contribute to the development of art, culture and creative communities, support artists and promote the culture of collecting by encouraging individuals, families and corporations to collect art and share it with the public.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai has recognized and honored Ramin Salsali as Patron of the Arts for the consecutive years, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 for his sustained support of the art community in Dubai.