Established by The Abraaj Group, a leading private equity investor, to support contemporary artists of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, The Abraaj Group Art Prize invested in and has given resources to artists to develop their practice by realising a unique project. The prize reflects Abraaj’s own investment philosophy, which is to take viable businesses with great potential, and create regional and global champions.
2018 marks the 10th edition of the Prize. Last year, the jury received a record number of applications from 61 countries; more than double the number received in 2016.
Artist applications for the 10th edition of the prize are open until midnight Dubai time on Friday, June 2, 2017. Curator applications have now closed, and the chosen guest curator will be announced on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.