Omar's birthday fundraiser for Mental Health Research UK

For his birthday this year, Omar Kholeif is asking for donations to Mental Health Research UK. Why? Because difficult times like this remind us that the mind is volatile and that all humans suffer from depressive tendencies. Mental health illness is a global pandemic in itself - and is the number one killer of young males in the UK for example - the statistics once looked into are terrifying. There are few charities that are doing actual research in this field to help find cures, reasons and solutions. The amount of money that governments invest in this research is paltry compared to other diseases that kill less people. It’s time for us all to step up and support the cause. I implore you to help - every little bit helps. Thank you for your support!! Do not let this be a stigma anymore!!!

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Omar is one of our Facebook fundraisers and we at Mental health Research UK, thank all those that have raised money for us through this medium.



Dr. Omar Kholeif, FRSA is a writer, curator and cultural historian who has curated more than 100 exhibitions, special projects and commissions globally. At the heart of his work is a mission to change the way that people see and engage with hidden histories in an era of fast-paced social and economic change and hyper-mediated technological evolution.


Omar is currently Director of Collections and Senior Curator at Sharjah Art Foundation, where he oversees collection strategy, development and acquisition as well as attendant exhibition, publishing and discursive opportunities. Before joining the Foundation, he was Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Senior Curator at Cornerhouse and HOME, Manchester. He has also served as an artistic director or consultant for numerous international film and art festivals.