Wednesday 29 January 2020

Third edition of Ithra Art Prize open for submissions

DHAHRAN, July 14, 2019

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (also known as Ithra) and Art Dubai have announced the open call for the third Ithra Art Prize, an initiative aimed at supporting and raising the profile of emerging Saudi and Saudi-based artistic talent on an international platform.

Ithra Art Prize will accept artwork proposals for the 2020 edition until October 3. Following a complete review and deliberation by a prestigious jury, the winning artist will be announced in late 2019 and will receive up to $100,000 to create a new commission.

The selected art piece will debut at Art Dubai 2020 (March 25-28, 2020) before it joins previous winners as part of Ithra’s growing permanent art collection in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

The Ithra Art Prize is adjudicated by a high-profile jury comprising individuals with strong connections to the Saudi, Arab and international art community. The jury will be announced next month.

Previous winners of the prize are Saudi conceptual artist Ayman Zedani and Daniah Alsaleh. Zedani’s commission, Meem, was exhibited at Art Dubai in 2018 while Daniah Alsaleh’s large-scale multimedia installation, Sawtam, was unveiled at Art Dubai this year and is currently part of ‘Artificial Intelligence and Intercultural Dialogue Art Exhibition’ at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Ithra is a creative and interactive public space for workshops, performances, events, exhibitions and experiences. It offers an enriching journey for everyone by championing diversity, celebrating creativity and encouraging collaboration with the objective of energizing Saudi Arabia’s knowledge economy, In 2018, it was listed by Time Magazine as one of the world’s best 100 places to visit. - TradeArabia News Service


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