Vilcek Prize 2017 for Fine Arts awards immigrant artists


The 2017 edition of the Vilcek Prize for Fine Arts goes to Jamaican-born artist Nari Ward, while the Prizes for Creative Promises award three young immigrant artists based in the United States.

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Sharjah Biennial announces opening programme and participating artists


The twelfth edition of the Sharjah Biennial has announced its opening schedule from 5 to 7 March 2015, as well as the full list of 55 participating artists hailing from all corners of the world and presenting new and existing works.

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6 artists contemplate freedom in “Waiting for the Wind” – in pictures


An exhibition in Kolkata, India, delves into issues of militarisation, violence, captivity and freedom through the work of six artists.

“Waiting for the Wind”, at Kolkata’s Experimenter gallery from 7 March to 26 April 2014, features Indian, Egyptian, Bangladeshi and Lebanese artists whose videos, installations and images explore issues of militarisation, violence, captivity and freedom.

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First Syrian artist among 5 Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2013 recipients


The Abraaj Capital Art Prize (ACAP) announced the five winning artists for its fifth edition on 27 August 2012. Among them is first time Syrian winner, artist Hrair Sarkissian.

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