3 out of 5 Sharjah Biennial 10 prizes go to Asian visual artists


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.

Imran Qureshi

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.

Imran Qureshi, 'Blessings Upon the Land of My Love', 2011, site-specific installation, Sharjah Biennial 10. Image from sharjahart.org.

Imran Qureshi, 'Blessings Upon the Land of My Love', 2011, site-specific installation, Sharjah Biennial 10. Image from sharjahart.org.

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.

Imran Qureshi began his winning work with splashes of paint. Image from sharjahart.org.

Imran Qureshi began his winning work with splashes of paint. Image from sharjahart.org.

Jalal Toufic

A Special Mention as “‘philosopher, artist, and thinker’ of note” went to Lebanese writer and video artist Jalal Toufic.

Jalal Toufic, 'Mother and Son: A Tribute to Alexander Sokurov', 2006, mixed-media installation. Image from jalaltoufic.com.

Jalal Toufic, 'Mother and Son: A Tribute to Alexander Sokurov', 2006, mixed-media installation. Image from jalaltoufic.com.

Rayyane Tabet

Artist Rayyane Tabet (click here or here for a biography), also Lebanese, was named Best Emering Artist for his installation Home on Neutral Ground (2011).

Rayyane Tabet, 'Fossils', 2006, installation, 8 cement suitcases. Image from daratalfunun.org.

Rayyane Tabet, 'Fossils', 2006, installation, 8 cement suitcases. Image from daratalfunun.org.

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