The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. This is the 10th year of the biennial prize, which began in 2009 as a pioneering platform showcasing the rich intersection of contemporary forms with traditional Islamic designs and concepts.
Spread across five galleries in Jameel Arts Centre, the fifth edition of the Jameel Prize brings together works in painting, architecture, fashion and drawing as well as a large-scale multimedia installation.
The Jameel Prize 5 shortlisted artists and designers are Kamrooz Aram, naqsh collective, Hayv Kahraman, Hala Kaiksow, Mehdi Moutashar, Younes Rahmoun, Wardha Shabbir and Marina Tabassum
Mehdi Moutashar and Marina Tabassum were announced as first ever joint winners of Jameel Prize 5. Moutashar received the award for his bold work of minimalist abstraction rooted in Islamic geometry, and Tabassum for her visionary Bait ur Rouf mosque built in 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Jameel Prize 5 Judges are
Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A
Tanya Harrod, independent design historian
Salah Hassan, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
November Paynter, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
Ghulam Mohammad, artist and winner of Jameel Prize 4
The Jameel Prize was conceived after the renovation of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, which opened in July 2006 to present the rich artistic heritage of the Islamic world. The prize aims to raise awareness of the thriving interaction between contemporary practice and this great historical heritage and to broaden understanding of Islamic culture and its place in the world.
Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in partnership with Art Jameel.
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