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The Ithra Art Prize Jury Has Been Announced

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) has announced a panel of seven international art experts as the jury for the prize.

Abdullah K. Al-Turki, board member of the Ad-Diriyah Biennale Foundation; Dr. Ridha Moumni, historian of art and archaeology; Brahim Alaoui, former director of the museum of the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris and Salwa Mikdadi, Director of Al-Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art (NYUAD) make up this year’s jury.

Jury members include Amal Khalaf, curator, artist and Director of Programs at Cubitt and Civic Curator at the Serpentine Galleries in London, Clare Davies, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Farah Abushullaih, Head of Museums and Exhibits at Ithra.

The jury will evaluate submissions for the contemporary art prize, which is open to artists from or based in the 22 Arab League countries, and the winner will receive a financial grant of up to $100,000 in commission for a singular work of art.

Artists and art collectives will work to submit a proposal for the Ithra Art Prize by 13th of August and the winner announcement is happening on 30th August.

Winners are revealed at Ad-Diriyah Biennale, the Kingdom’s first art biennale, scheduled to be held from 7th December 2021 until 7th March 2022.

Previous winners of the prize are UAE-based Saudi artist Ayman Zeidani, whose project “Meem” won the inaugural edition of the Ithra Art Prize in 2018, 2019 winner, Dania Al-Saleh and Fahad Bin Naif, who won the 2020 prize for his artwork “Rakhm.” 

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