Call for applications – Guest Curator of The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016, Dubai
The Abraaj Group is a leading private equity investor, purpose-built for operating in the growth markets of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Turkey. Through its Stakeholder and Strategic Partnerships programs, the Firm supports art and innovation, entrepreneurship and the next generation, aiming to have a deep rooted and sustainable impact across growth markets.
The Abraaj Group Art Prize was founded in 2008 and is now in its eighth edition. The aim of the prize is to empower potential and give often under-represented contemporary artists the resources to further develop their talent.
Curators are invited to apply for the position of Guest Curator of the Abraaj Group Art Prize. The winning curator will work directly with the artists; selecting significant works that best represent the three shortlisted artists, and with the commissioned artist on the development and production of their new work, which together will culminate in an exhibition during Art Dubai 2016. The curator will also be responsible for editing and providing content for the supporting catalogue or e-publication. Curators can originate from any country in the world and be based
anywhere (but should be free to travel to Dubai for Art Dubai 2016 in March). Applicants are expected to have quantifiable experience in the field of curating on an international level, and have an active interest in the development of artistic practice in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
Curator application deadline: July 31, 2015