Ithra Art Prize announces its 5-member jury panel

The winner will receive up to $100,000. (SPA)
Updated 11 September 2019

Ithra Art Prize announces its 5-member jury panel

DUBAI: The Ithra Art Prize announced its five jurors who will pick the best works to exhibit at 2020’s Art Dubai this week.

Nada Shabout, a professor of art history and coordinator of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Culture Studies Initiative (CAMCSI) in Texas, has been announced as a jury member, while independent curator and architect Tarek Abou El-Fetouh will also take a seat.

Eiman Elgibreen, an artist and assistant professor of art history at the Princess Nourah University in Saudi Arabia, is the third name on the list.

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

أعلنت جائزة #إثراء للفنون عن أعضاء اللجنة التحكيمية لنسخة 2020 من الجائزة حيث ستضم اللجنة خمسة أعضاء: • الدكتورة ندى شبوط – أستاذة تاريخ الفن ومسؤولة تنسيق مبادرة الدراسات العربية والإسلامية المعاصرة في جامعة نورث تكساس. • طارق أبو الفتوح – مهندس معماري وقيّم فني مستقل. • إيمان الجبرين – فنانة تشكيلية وأستاذ مساعد لمادة تاريخ الفن في جامعة الأميرة نورة. • ريم فضة – مديرة المجمع الثقافي في أبوظبي. • مايا الخليل – قيّمة فنية مستقلة ومديرة سابقة في معرض “أثر” بمدينة جدة. باب التقديم مفتوح لجميع الفنانين السعوديين والمقيمين في السعودية. يحصل الفنان الفائز على تفويض فني بقيمة تصل إلى 100,000 دولار أمريكي ليعرض العمل الفائز في #آرت_دبي 2020 -أولاً- قبل ضم العمل إلى المجموعة الدائمة لمركز إثراء. آخر موعد لقبول المشاركات هو 3 أكتوبر 2019 – يرجى زيارة موقع الجائزة الالكتروني للتعرف على التفاصيل. The high-profile jury for the 2020 edition of the Ithra Art Prize has been announced. The five jurors are: • Dr. Nada Shabout, Professor of Art History and Coordinator of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Culture Studies Initiative (CAMCSI) in Texas. • Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Independent curator and architect. • Eiman Elgibreen, artist and Assistant Professor of Art History at the Princess Nourah University. • Reem Fadda, Director of the Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi • Maya El Khalil, Independent Curator and former Director at Athr Gallery in Jeddah. Applications are now open to all Saudi and Saudi-based artists. The winner will receive up to $100,000 to go towards realizing a major piece at #ArtDubai2020, which will then become a part of Ithra's permanent collection. Applications are due by October 3

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Next in line is Reem Fadda, the director of Abu Dhabi’s Cultural Foundation.

 

Maya El-Khalil, an independent curator and a former director at the Athr Gallery in Jeddah, rounds out the list.

The winner will receive up to $100,000 and their work will become a part of Ithra’s permanent collection.

Applications are now open to all Saudi and Saudi Arabia-based artists. The deadline for applications is Oct. 3. 


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