Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Arts, Cultural & Theatre(Entertainment)
Filter PR by
  
Daniah Alsaleh Announced as Winner of The Second Edition of the Ithra Art Prize,
 
Daniah Alsaleh Announced as Winner of  The Second Edition of the Ithra Art Prize,

A Joint Initiative Between the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and Art Dubai Set Up to Support and Promote Saudi Artistic Talent

Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2019:  The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and Art Dubai announce today London-based Saudi Arabian artist Daniah Alsaleh as the winner of the second edition of the Ithra Art Prize.

The initiative was launched in 2017 by Ithra in partnership with Art Dubai, the aim of Ithra Art Prize is to support and promote emerging Saudi contemporary artists on a truly global platform. 

All Saudi and Saudi-based artists and collectives were invited to submit proposals via an annual open call, with the prize winner receiving up to $100,000 to realize their new artwork, which will be first shown at Art Dubai before moving to Ithra as part of the Center’s permanent collection. The inaugural winner, Sharjah-based conceptual artist Ayman Zedani’s commission, Meem, was exhibited at Art Dubai last year.

A testament to the popularity and impact of the Prize, the second edition of the competition received twice the number of applications, with Daniah Alsaleh’s winning proposal chosen by a selection committee made up of the curatorial team at Ithra and international art experts, Mona Khazindar and Anna Seaman.

Born and raised in Riyadh, Alsaleh (b. 1970) is currently completing a Masters in Fine Art in Computational Art at Goldsmiths University of London. Through her work, she addresses notions of the unobtrusive, the ordinary and the common, using geometry and pattern as a form of expression, and crossing disciplines from painting to developing generative art processes with code. 

Described by the selection committee as “powerful and thoroughly captivating”, Alsaleh’s proposal explores the structure and complexities of language, deconstructing it to its smaller unit of sound, the phoneme, and lends the large-scale multimedia artwork its name: Sawtam, the Arabic translation of “phoneme”. 

Commenting on the announcement, Ali Al-Mutairi, Director of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) said: “After the successful opening of the Center last year, we are thrilled to see the Ithra Art Prize proceed in its second edition. Our key commitment remains - to support and promote Saudi- and Saudi-based artistic talent - and we are delighted to partner with Art Dubai once more on this Prize. The committee’s response to Daniah’s work was unanimous and we are looking forward to supporting her closely as she works on the commissions and look forward to its reveal in March.”

Winning artist Daniah Alsaleh added: “I am thrilled to have been chosen as the winner for the second edition of the Ithra Art Prize and look forward to be showcasing my work at Art Dubai. With its many initiatives to support Saudi artists like myself, Ithra has made a tangible difference in the development of Saudi Arabia’s art scene and I’m honored and humbled to be associated with such a prestigious project and organization.” 

Alsaleh will spend the next months finlazing Sawtam, before being exhibited during Art Dubai and then joining Ithra’s permanent art collection.

Ithra, a cultural and creative hub based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, offers programs and compelling experiences while enhancing and showcasing local and global talents. It proudly made TIME Magazine’s 2018 list of one of the world’s best 100 places to visit. 


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 6869 times
PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Wednesday, January 30, 2019  12:38:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Dubai Culture successfully concludes the 'Night of Ideas'
Next Story : Meet the Women Who Changed the World at the Emirates Airline...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Enjoy Smoother Skin with the current obsession from PMD - The Personal Microdermabrasion R... [6033-Views]
A new model for the ladies enriches the Corum AC-One collection with luscious femininity [5606-Views]
Energize & Refresh Your Skin With the Foreo Luna 2 for Men [5234-Views]
From Dubai Police's floating police station to Etisalat's Lazareth Flying Motorcycle – ele... [4026-Views]
The new urban warrior unleashed - Corum injects modernity and athleticism into its Admira... [3843-Views]
Hamdan bin Mohammed calls on the city to be ‘In It Together' for the Dubai Fitness Challen... [3788-Views]
6 Ways To Wear The Houndstooth Print [3788-Views]
One stop shop for classifieds and deals in UAE- QUOODO.com [3660-Views]
Choithrams Customer lends her voice to World Food Day in support of The United Nations Wor... [3544-Views]
Heritage village at Global Village offers a glimpse into Emirati traditions [3526-Views]
Medusa Lock Icon [3526-Views]
Marks & Spencer Launches Its New Sleepwear Collection for AW19 [3520-Views]
Al Tayer Battles on in China After Aquabike Setback [3508-Views]
The Coffee Club in Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi re-opens with a refreshed new look [3489-Views]
More than 1,900 beneficiaries at Al Mizhar and Umm Al Sheif Islamic Cultural centres in th... [3489-Views]
This visually-impaired Emirati knows no impossible [3453-Views]
OMEGA's new Museum [3434-Views]
Expo Centre Sharjah announces winner of 1KG gold [3367-Views]
Saint Honore Haussman [3343-Views]
Middle East Retail Forum (MRF) 2019 focused on RetailNEXT [3324-Views]
Dubai-Based NRI business leader donates INR 10m to his Alma Mater to setup Innovation and ... [3142-Views]
Union Coop Hosts Almarai's Gifting Ceremony For the Second Time [3105-Views]
Malabar Gold & Diamonds inaugurates its relocated outlet in Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi on 10... [3087-Views]
Dubai Customs inks partnership agreement with Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance [3001-Views]
IFS lays out blueprint for new era of intelligent and autonomous enterprise solutions [2989-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories