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25/05/2019

The Jameel Prize Exhibition Debuts at Jameel Arts Centre



Jameel Prize 5 exhibition debuts at Dubai contemporary art museum, Jameel Arts Centre until September 14, 2019, presenting works from the winners and finalists of the Jameel Prize, a biennial international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition organised by Middle Eastern arts foundation Art Jameel and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.


Installation view of Jameel Prize 5 finalist Younes Rahmoun’s work at Jameel Arts Centre. Courtesy of Art Jameel and Dani Baptista

Jameel Prize 5’s joint prize winners were Iraqi artist Mehdi Moutashar, who received the award for his four bold works of minimalist abstraction rooted in Islamic geometry, and Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum for her visionary Bait ur Rouf mosque built in 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Installation view of Jameel Prize 5 joint-winner Marina Tabassum’s work at Jameel Arts Centre. Courtesy of Art Jameel and Dani Baptista

The exhibition marks the Prize’s tenth year and features eight exceptional contemporary artists and designers working in fields as diverse as architecture, fashion, multi-media installation and painting.


Installation view of Jameel Prize 5 joint-winner Mehdi Moutashar’s work at Jameel Arts Centre. Courtesy of Art Jameel and Dani Baptista

Alongside the joint winners’ work are the shortlisted artists and designers: Iranian artist Kamrooz Aram; Jordan and Dubai-based graphic designer and architect duo naqsh collective; Iraqi-born painter Hayv Kahraman; Bahraini fashion designer Hala Kaiksow; Moroccan multimedia artist Younes Rahmoun; and Pakistani painter Wardha Shabbir.


Get to know Jameel Prize finalist Hayv Kahraman and her work more in Art Dubai Portraits, a film series providing a short perspective into the lives and workspaces of artists connected to the fair.


Installation view of Jameel Prize 5  exhibition at Jameel Arts Centre. Courtesy of Art Jameel and Dani Baptista

For exhibition opening hours and special events, jameelartscentre.org