Art Dubai spoke to Omar Berrada, curator of the 2017 Abraaj Group Art Prize, who shared his thoughts on the value of the Prize, the importance of touring art, and the the process of selecting a winning proposal.
Artist Rana Begum gives an overview of her artistic practice, and reveals her personal aspirations for the Abraaj Group Art Prize 2017. Begum’s ambitious new commission will be unveiled to the public at Art Dubai on 15 March 2017.
The Abraaj Group announced today the curator, winning artist and shortlisted artists for the ninth Abraaj Group Art Prize. The 2017 winning artist is Rana Begum.
The Abraaj Group and the Royal College of Art are pleased to welcome five new Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholars for the 2016/17 academic year.
The Abraaj Group Art Prize, now in its ninth year, is the most significant art prize for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region. The winning artist receives $100,000 to produce a major new work, to be revealed at Art Dubai 2017.
After winning the Abraaj Group Art Prize in 2011, Nadia Kaabi-Linke has gone on to have solo shows globally. In an interview with Art Dubai, Kaabi-Linke spoke about the exhibition, and what the last five years have been like for her since winning the Prize in 2011.
Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s ‘Flying Carpets’ installation, commissioned for 2011 Abraaj Group Art Prize, is to become part of the Guggenheim New York permanent collection. Other featured AGAP winners include Kader Attia, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Iman Issa and Abbas Akhavan.
In this interview, Sheroy Katila (scholar 2014-2016, Innovation Design Engineering) talks about his experience and the scholarship, working with a unique community of creative leaders, and on giving back through innovation design.
In this panel session, hear from homegrown entrepreneurs taking unconventional paths to grow viable businesses.