PAST AWARD WINNERS
It is our honor and privilege to support these artists as they begin their career and wish them good fortune in their future creative endeavors.
QASA’ED is inspired by the captivating imagery of Emirati poetry and represents the joy held by those who spent their nights recounting vivid stories from the tops of sand dunes in the desert, while underscoring the lasting significance of creative literature in Emirati culture.
DUNESCAPE is a sculptural installation that merges modernist architecture with the natural beauty of the desert, exploring the relationship between urban development and the natural world.
SILK ROAD is an homage to the architectural forms of Islam, a reminder to the fruits and perils that this region has faced, and the resultant beauty that helped define our culture, a constant timeline of “leaving” and “returning” home.
KESWA , meaning covering, mimics the abaya that the women of the Arab/Islamic world wear.
ABJAD is a series of wooden sculptures based on shapes created from research into how the Arabic and Roman alphabets developed through time.
MIRARI. To see a mirage, a not uncommon experience in the UAE, is to examine the blurred lines between reality and fantasy.