The Abraaj Group Art Prize (2009-2018) provides notable contemporary artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia the opportunity to actualise their dream project, and offers curators from across the globe the recognition of designing an exhibition at Art Dubai, the world’s most globalised art fair. Unique in its format, the Prize awards both an artist and curator through their proposal only, rather than a completed work. The winning artist receives a $100,000 commission to fabricate the winning proposed art piece, which will be revealed at an unveiling ceremony at Art Dubai in March 2018. The Prize has elevated participating artists and curators to the next level in their career, and continues to add value to their practice through loaning and exhibiting the winning artwork from each year at museums, biennials and shows all over the world, as part of The Abraaj Group Art Prize Collection.
The 2018 exhibition Of Other Places is curated by Myriam Ben Salah. New work by winning artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan will be presented alongside works by shortlisted artists Ali Cherri, Neil Beloufa and Basma Alsharif.
Free Public Tours:
Thursday, 22 March 2018 and Friday 23 March 2018
16:30 – 17:00
Meet in the AGAP exhibition space, Madinat Jumeirah
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Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Earshot exhibition view, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, 2016, Photo: Helena Schlichting, Courtesy Portikus, Frankfurt/Main and Maureen Paley, London