|Dubai International Emerging Artist Award (IEAA) 2012-2013 Edition||From 3 May to 19 May 2013|
Dubai International Emerging Artist Award (IEAA) 2012-2013 Edition
From 3 May to 19 May 2013
Vue Privée is pleased to announce the winners of their partnership with Dubai's 2nd International Emerging Artist Award (IEAA) 2012-2013 Edition as an Official Awards Partner. The winners will see their works showcased at Vue Privée’s salon space 3rd -19th May 2013.
The International Emerging Artist Award (IEAA), under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Wafa Hasher AlMaktoum, and supported by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (DCAA) proudly announces the winners of the 2013 Emerging Emirati and Emerging International Artist award categories.
The United Arab Emirates’ is the first contemporary art competition open for artists from both the UAE and internationally. The IEAA was created with the vision to provide world-class recognition for emerging artists and as a means to showcase their work by offering an international exhibition road show.
This year, the IEAA launched the Emerging Emirati Artist Award: a special focus on Emirati talents in conjunction with the international competition. The initiative is the first of its kind that offers contemporary Emirati artists the chance to showcase their work outside of the UAE. The 2013 award was presented to 33 year old Dr. Hamad Al Falasi.
Al Falasi’s work, inspired by colloquial Emirati Arabic, is an examination of language. His series of digital photographs aims to document pure colloquial words used within UAE society and emphasizes the beauty of dialect through pieces shot in various locations in the UAE, chosen carefully to reflect on where particular Emirati words originated and where they might fade away.
27 year old Pablo de Laborde Lascaris, a Mexican national living and working in the United Kingdom, was the proud recipient of the 2013 Emerging International Artist Award: a category open to artists across the globe. The winning piece revolves around a succession of playful studies, which build upon the associations between carefully chosen objects and the method in which the artist chose to animate them. Lascaris examines primordial artifacts, games and toys, and alters their mechanization and form to change their functionality and question their practicality or purpose.
The Middle East Institute (MEI) is a sponsor of Vue Privée’s International Emerging Artist Award (IEAA) 2012-2013 Edition. MEI is an autonomous research institute within the National University of Singapore (NUS) whose primary objectives are to produce non-partisan analyses of current Middle East issues regarding security, economics and society, and to disseminate such knowledge and insights to policy-makers, the business community, academia and civil society. The Institute organises conferences, seminars, film nights and exhibitions to promote a deeperunderstanding in Singapore of the contemporary Middle East.” says Charlotte Schriwer from the MEI.
Prime Star Group is pleased to be a sponsor of this exhibition as a proud sponsor of the arts in Singapore.