Myriam Ben Salah (Courtesy to The Abraaj Group official website)
CAIRO- 6 June 2017: The Abraaj Group, a real estate company, appointed on Monday Tunisian writer and curator Myriam Ben Salah as the new curator for the 10th edition of Abraaj Group Art prize.
The event will be held in 2018 and is known for gathering curators and artists working in the region. Ben Salah’s work has been chosen among 41 nationalities competing this year, according to a statement released by the Abraaj Group.
Ben Salah has been known for coordinating special projects and public programs held at Palais de Tokyo in Paris; she is also editor-in-chief of the international edition of Kaleidoscope Magazine.
“I am very excited to have been chosen as the guest curator of the 10th edition of the Abraaj Group Art prize,” Ben Salah said in the Abraaj Group statement. “My curatorial practice covers different scopes and in recent years, I have felt an urgency to work towards shifting the narratives around the MENASA region and its artistic practices.
I admire how Abraaj has been consistently supporting artists by offering them a platform for production and the opportunity to realize ambitious projects. Having the resources to produce is the cornerstone to a relevant art scene.”
The Abraaj Group Art prize allows participating artists to compete for $100,000 given by the company to develop a new commission and another award worth of $10,000 given to three winners who will develop their artistic works.
The competition’s winner will be able to unveil their work at each edition of Art Dubai.