The Suñol Foundation is a private non-profit organization that opened the Suñol Soler Collection to the public in 2007. At the same time, the foundation promotes the dissemination and production of contemporary art.
The Suñol Foundation works along several lines:
- It is dedicated to the conservation and dissemination of the collection, which, in different formats and with different readings, is exhibited both at the foundation’s headquarters and in external spaces, in collaboration with prestigious cultural institutions.
Over more than 40 years, Josep Suñol has built up the collection through friendships with artists, museum directors, gallery owners, and other professionals in the art world. Drawing on this spirit, the Suñol Soler Collection forms a personal memory but also a collective one.
The Suñol Soler Collection offers the possibility of outlining multiple pathways through artistic creation from the years 1915 to 2006 while revealing a unique way of understanding the art of collecting.
The Collection allows us to articulate a very broad vision of avant-garde creation throughout the 20th century through some of its national and international references such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Eduardo Chillida or Andy Warhol, among others. It includes also iconic artists who worked on figuration and abstraction while giving visibility to different emerging artists from the 1990s.
- The foundation maintains a commitment to contemporary creation through the production and organization of exhibitions and activities addressing themes, artists, or projects of interest within the Spanish artistic framework.
- It also spearheads public programmes and educational projects focused on contemporary art for different audiences and in dialogue with a variety of agents, in collaboration with the Glòria Soler Foundation.
The Glòria Soler Foundation, with the same Board of Trustees and headquarters with the Suñol Foundation, is a private non-profit organization created in 2015 on the initiative of Josep Suñol Soler, in memory of his mother, for the purpose of promoting and supporting social and philanthropic programs.
The two foundations combine art and philanthropy, working together in the field of art and civic responsibility as a driver of social transformation.
Photo credits: Collection warehouse by Santiago Periel. Library and Exhibition Room by Roberto Ruiz