x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Entries invited for the Duabi-based International Emerging Artist Award

The award is divided into two categories, the IEAA and the Emerging Emirati Artist Award and submissions are being accepted until January 31.

Two artists will win representation by Sabrina Amrani Gallery in Madrid when the results of the International Emerging Artist Award (IEAA) are announced in May next year.

In addition, the artists will have their artwork featured on ikono TV, a dedicated art channel with a coverage in 30 countries and an audience of 35 million viewers.

The award, which is based in Dubai, was created with the vision to provide recognition for emerging artists and as a means to showcase their work by offering visibility on the international art scene.

Last year’s winners, Pablo de Laborde Lascaris, a Mexican sculptor and video artist, and Dr Hamad Al Falasi, an Emirati photographer, are being exhibited in Marseille in France until Saturday and will have forthcoming exhibitions in Dubai and Singapore.

The award is divided into two categories, the IEAA and the Emerging Emirati Artist Award. Submissions are accepted until January 31.

Entrants must submit an exhibition project, which consists of a series of artworks that express a contemporary issue.

The entrants should explain how the work is original as well as the concept behind it. Artists from all over the world are accepted and can work in any medium.

Other than the two winners, a list of the 10 best candidates will also be highlighted on the website in the IEAA online gallery.

aseaman@thenational.ae