Vantage Point Sharjah 9 awards

Sharjah Art Foundation announced the winners of its inaugural photography prize at the opening of Vantage Point Sharjah 9 (VPS9) in Al Hamriyah Studios. Presenting works by 53 photographers from 30 countries ad selected from more than 500 entries, the […]


Ajlan Gharem named as Jameel Prize winner

Ajlan Gharem has been announced as the winner of the sixth edition of the Jameel Prize, the £25,000 award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Gharem was chosen by the prize’s jury for his architectural installation Paradise […]


Dyson Award national winners announced

Over 2,000 young inventors entered the James Dyson Award this year, and the jury has nominated a winner and two runners up in each off the 28 participating regions. For the UAE, that means more kudos for the Shield project […]


Ithra Art Prize for Nadia Kaabi-Linke

This is the first year that the Ithra Art Prize has been open to artists from any Arab country – the previous three iterations of the prize, presented by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (aka Ithra) in collaboration […]


UAE projects on World Architecture Festival awards shortlist

The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for its 2021 awards, celebrating buildings and landscapes completed across the world between 2019 and 2021 (a pandemic influenced time range that also reflects WAFX’s postponement from January this year to December). […]


Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award winners

The ninth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award has been won by three architecture students at the American University of Sharjah: Nour Elbery and Marawan Mahmoud, both from Egypt, and Rashid Modibbo from Nigeria. Their winning submission, titled Cocoon, seeks to demonstrate […]


Arabic typography goes mainstream?

Arabic typography is to be featured as a new category in the Al Burda Award 2021. The competition for the Award – postponed last year because of the pandemic, and misleadingly singular (there are awards in several categories) – is […]


Christo Award 2020 winner: now virtually live

NYU Abu Dhabi and ADMAF have unveiled the winning submission for The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2020. The installation, titled Haweia (Arabic for ‘identity’), was designed and built by three architecture students from AUS – Laura AlDhahi from Kuwait, Sara […]