CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE LEBANESE PAKISTANI ARTISTS ART EVENTS
The Sharjah Biennial Prize has been honouring artists and creatives from Asia and beyond since its foundation in 1993. In 2011, the $30,000 total prize money has been awarded to four visual artists, three from Asia, and a filmmaker. We highlight the Asian winners below.
The Sharjah Biennial Prize for 2011 went to Pakistani miniaturist Imran Qureshi for Blessings Upon the Land of my Love (2011), “a site-specific work conversing with the culture, history, and political realities of the region,” the Sharjah Art Foundation press release states.
A “sneak preview” of the artist’s work was published on the Sharjah Art Foundation’s blog before the Biennial began. Click here to view the series of photographs that show how the work developed.
- Walid Raad’s Lebanon shows in Sweden for first time – picture post – February 2011 – Raad’s retrospective spans twenty years of artworks
- Maraya Art Centre hub for contemporary Arab art – December 2010 – a profile of the Centre: its components, why it was developed
- Critics can’t fault Pakistani artist Rashid Rana’s Guimet show – November 2010 – we round-up the immediate critical response to the show
- Sheikh Sultan opens private collection to public putting Sharjah on the UAE art map – August 2010 – on the Barjeel Art Foundation’s vision
- Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander impresses judges of SCMP|ART FUTURES at ART HK 10 – June 2010 – Sikander brought into spotlight with win