The catalogue The Abraaj Group Art Prize – Syntax and Society / Oh Shining Star Testify was designed by Pieter Boels and produced by Stockmans in Belgium. Guest curator Nav Haq, who is curator at M HKA in Antwerp, completes the team for coordinating the catalogue.
The Abraaj Group (“Abraaj” or the “Group”), a leading investor operating in global growth markets, announced today the curator, winning and shortlisted artists selected for the eighth prestigious Abraaj Group Art Prize (“AGAP” or the “Prize”) – the most significant arts prize in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, recognised globally for its generous and innovative support of artists. Artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia were invited to submit proposals for a major new commission – a “dream project”, to be produced through a $100,000 award and then revealed as part of a group exhibition at the tenth edition of Art Dubai, March 16-19, 2016. The exhibition, curated by the Guest Curator, also features works by three shortlisted artists, who each receive a cash prize of $10,000.
The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016 Winning Artist:
• Artist duo Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme
The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016 Shortlisted Artists:
• Dina Danish
• Basir Mahmood
• Mahmoud Khaled
The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016 Guest Curator:
• Nav Haq