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. 

Shanina Shaik cameos as model Devon Windsor weds in Zuhair Murad gown

Shanina Shaik attends Devon Windsor's St. Bart's wedding. Photo: Instagram/@shaninamshaik
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Shanina Shaik cameos as model Devon Windsor weds in Zuhair Murad gown

  • This weekend, Victoria's Secret model Devon Windsor tied the knot with longtime partner Johnny Barbara
  • Among the A-list guests at the ceremony was Shanina Shaik, Georgia Fowler and more

DUBAI: This weekend, celebrities gathered on the Caribbean island of St. Bart's to attend Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor’s wedding at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.

Among the guests at the beach-front nuptials, where Windsor and her longtime partner Johnny Dex Barbara tied the knot, was Saudi-Pakistani-Lithuanian-Australian beauty Shanina Shaik who wore a single-shouldered, teal gown and a plunging black top paired with an emerald silk skirt to the multi-day-long celebrations.

Models Georgia Fowler and Shanina Shaik attend Devon Windsor's wedding. Photo: Instagram/@georgiafowler

Shaik also turned heads in a silky, cream-colored slip dress from Australian label Manning Cartel for a pre-wedding bash that preceded the ceremony. “Not raining on the bride’s parade,” she shared on Instagram, “It was an all-white party.”


Not raining on the brides parade.... it was an all white party Dress by @manningcartell

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Fans of the Melbourne native will recall her destination wedding to Gregory “DJ Ruckus” Andrews in the Bahamas in May 2018. However, the 28-year-old model, who was born to a Saudi-Pakistani father and a Lithuanian-Australian mother, recently filed for a divorce after one-year of marriage due to “irreconcilable differences.”

Meanwhile, for her big day, Windsor chose a custom lace creation by Lebanese couturier Zuhair Murad to tie the knot with her longtime beau. The blushing bride said “I do” wearing an off-the-shoulder mermaid gown that boasted floral lace detailing, illusion panels on the arms and a long train that swept out from behind her as she walked arm-in-arm with her father who led her down the aisle. The model teamed the sheer dress with a floor-training veil worn over her brushed out, bombshell waves. Simple yet elegant, the look was perfect for a chic, beach-front wedding.


More from the wedding!

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Later on, the bride changed into a sparkling white romper with a skirt for her reception. One video posted by Shaik shows Windsor being carried in her new husband’s arms. “Congratulations @devwindor & @johnnydex (sic),” wrote Shaik, “So much love!”

The Caribbean island plays a significant role in the newly-weds’ love story. Windsor and Barbara have been engaged since 2018, after the newly-minted groom proposed to the 25-year-old model by flying her over St. Bart’s beach on a plane where she saw the words “Marry Me?” inscribed into the sand.

She wrote on Instagram at the time: “When you think you’re flying into a photoshoot and then you look down and see this...This was the best day of my life and I cannot wait to marry the best person in the whole universe! I’m the luckiest woman in the world!”

The wedding was attended by family and friends. Some of the A-list guests present at the nuptials included models Georgia Fowler, Nadine Leopold, Olivia Culpo and Hannah Ferguson, who have been documenting the sun-filled celebrations on Instagram.

There was also a special performance from Jamaican rapper and singer Sean Paul that had guests dancing the night away.