The V&A has announced the shortlist for the Jameel Prize 4

Words by Elena Scarpa
January 20, 2016

The V&A has announced the shortlist for the Jameel Prize 4. Eleven artists and designers have been shortlisted for this year’s £25,000 prize, which is awarded every two years in partnership with Art Jameel.

The shortlisted artists are: David Chalmers Alesworth, Rasheed Araeen, Lara Assouad, Canan, Cevdet Erek, Sahand Hesamiyan, Lucia Koch, Ghulam Mohammad, Shahpour Pouyan, Wael Shawky, and Bahia Shehab.

The Jameel Prize 4 exhibition will open on 8 June 2016 until 14 August 2016 at the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey. This is the first time that the Jameel Prize will be launched at an external venue and the exhibition will in future rotate between the V&A and guest venues around the world. The winner will be announced on 7 June 2016.

Award-winning architect Dame Zaha Hadid is Patron of the Jameel Prize. The judges are: Alan Caiger-Smith, potter; Ece and Ayşe Ege, founders of the fashion label Dice Kayek and winners of Jameel Prize 3; Rose Issa, curator, writer, publisher and producer; Hammad Nasar, curator, writer and Head of Research and Programmes at Asia Art Archive (AAA), Hong Kong; Martin Roth, Director of the V&A.


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