Abu Dhabi: One of the leading research universities in the region, the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has collaborated with the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) to accept applications for the 11th Edition of the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2023.
An annual affair, ever since its inception in 2013, the Award, organized in association with the NYUAD Art Gallery offer a platform to artists across the Emirates, encouraging new artwork and offering winners insight into professional life as an artist, from commission to exhibition.
The program which is open for students and recent graduates who reside in the UAE, will accept applications till the 31st January 2023
Participants of the program can choose any media of their choice, including but not limited to photography, painting, sculpture, cinema, illustration, land art, and multimedia. Moreover, they are urged to come up with innovative ideas for displaying their work in a public setting.
The winner (individual or team) of the program will be offered a prize money of $10,000 to bring his prize-winning creation into a reality. In the true spirit of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work, the winning artwork will be publicly exhibited and enjoyed in Abu Dhabi, in November 2023.
Internationally renowned artists, Mr. Christo and his wife and artistic partner Ms. Jeanne-Claude, has had a 4-decade relation with UAE. Mr. Christo’s willingness to assist up coming artists in the UAE led to the establishment of an award in his name in 2012.
Mr. Christo and Ms. Jeanne-Claude produced well acclaimed works of art that revolutionized the idea of “public art” by being intended to be transient.