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Josep Ildefons Suñol i Soler (Barcelona, 1927-2019) was a businessman, lawyer and collector of Catalan art, son of Josep Suñol i Garriga and Glòria Soler Elias.
His career as a businessman and art collector was extensive and fruitful, highlighting his philanthropic role and contributions to social and collective improvement. This activity is still carried out through the foundations he promoted: Fundació Glòria Soler, which supports projects in the field of health, especially in regard to paediatric palliative care and the fight against AIDS and leukaemia, andFundació Suñol, which focuses on the promotion and dissemination of contemporary art through the creation of exhibition projects and activities. In 2017, the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Catalan Government, awarded him with the Creu de Sant Jordi distinction.
Fundació Suñol is a private, non-profit organisation that opened in 2002 with the aim of spreading the Suñol Soler Collection and, simultaneously, promote contemporary artistic production and dissemination, with the aim of completing Barcelona’s cultural proposal and broadening the city’s contemporary knowledge platform.
The Fundació Suñol works on several axes. On the one hand, it is dedicated to the conservation and dissemination of the collection, which under different formats and readings, is shown both in its own venue and in collaboration with renowned cultural institutions. On the other hand, it maintains a commitment to contemporary creation through the production and organisation of exhibitions and activities on themes, artists or projects of interest in the artistic local scene.
In addition, it promotes public programmes and educational projects around contemporary art aimed at diversity of collectives and in dialogue with different agents.
In almost twenty years of activity, the foundation has achieved a fundamental role in the cultural landscape of Barcelona. The organization of nearly a hundred exhibitions vouches for this trajectory, as well as the attendance of more than 100,000 visitors to its exhibitions and activities.
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Exhibition Everything solid fades away at Fundació Suñol. 2021
Activity on the occasion of the inauguration of the new headquarters of the Fundació Suñol. Anna Irina Russell and Sara Fontán. 2019.
Façade of the Fundació Suñol with an artistic intervention by Martín Vitaliti. 2021.
Library of the Fundació Suñol with an artistic intervention by Antònia del Río. 2021.
Intrusive dialogues. Everything is the present. Exhibition at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. In the image, an artwork from the Suñol Soler Collection by Eduardo Chillida in dialogue with another artworks from the National Museum. 2021.
Exhibition in Chillida Leku. In the foreground, an artwork by Antoni Tàpies from the Suñol Soler Collection. 2021.
Fundació Glòria Soler is a private non-profit organization, created in 2015 on the initiative of Josep Suñol y Soler, son of Josep Suñol i Garriga and Glòria Soler Elias.
It shares president, trustees and venue with Fundació Suñol. The two foundations unite art and philanthropy working together in the field of art and citizenship as a motor of social transformation. Fundació Glòria Soler also promotes solidarity and innovative programmes in the scientific, social and humanistic fields, in collaboration with entities of recognised prestige and trajectory. In the healthcare field, Fundació Glòria Soler has been involved in initiatives such as the promotion of the Pediatric Palliative Care Unit of the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, supporting the development of a therapeutic vaccine and other clinical studies against the HIV/AIDS virus, led by the IrsiCaixa team and the collaboration with the ARI Project of the Clínic Hospital in the fight against leukaemia.
Fundació Suñol has a qualified team for the management and execution of artistic projects, both exhibitional and educational. It is also worth mentioning the important work carried out in the conservation and dissemination of the Suñol Soler Collection.
Rodrigo Navia-Osorio Vijande
Sandra Jáuregui Eguía
Silvia Noguer Figuerol
Jorge Viladomiu Peitx
José de Mier Marfil
Jaume Brunet i Papiol
Xavier de Luca
Fundació Suñol organises periodic press conferences in which information is given about upcoming exhibitions, activities and news. Below you will find the press releases and press kits that we have published to date. We also coordinate interviews requests, information requests, visits made for professionals or audiovisual material for journalistic use. You can contact us through email@example.com.