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ikonoTV for International Emerging Artist Award 2013

Posted November 27th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Featured Posts, Open Call, Special

 

We are extremely excited to announce our partnership with the International Emerging Artist Award 2013.

Together with Sabrina Amrani Gallery, ikonoTV has partnered up with the International Emerging Artist Award (IEAA) for its 3rd edition, to uncover emerging talents from all over the world and help them launch their careers as internationally acclaimed artists. The Open Call IEAA 2013 is now officially open and the prize will be awarded to an International artist and an Emirati artist. Entries will be accepted until 31st of January 2014.

The IEAA is the United Arab Emirates’ first contemporary art award open for both Emirati and international participants. Based in Dubai, the IEAA was created with the vision to provide a world class recognition for emerging artists and as a means to showcase their work by offering visibility on the international art scene. IEAA strives also to contribute to the UAE’s vision to position the UAE as a global hub for emerging art.

For the 2013-2014 award edition, IEAA is pursuing its mission to offer the best career incentive to its winners with a prize that will motivate any ambitious artist by exclusively tying up with Sabrina Amrani Gallery to offer an outstanding prize to both an Emirati and an international winner: a 2 year gallery representation by Sabrina Amrani Gallery.

Our founder Elizabeth Markevitch will be part of the jury of this prestigious event and the winning artists will be featured and broadcast on ikonoTV in Europe and in the Menasa region.

What is the International Emerging Artist Award?

An international contemporary art competition based in Dubai, open globally.

How to enable emerging artists to launch their career and access visibility on the international scene?

This is the question the International Emerging Artist Award (IEAA) responds to by offering exceptional career opportunities through its art award. IEAA is the United Arab Emirates’ first contemporary art award open for both Emirati and international participants. Based in Dubai, the International Emerging Artist Award was created with the vision to provide a world class recognition for emerging artists and as a means to showcase their work by offering visibility on the international art scene. IEAA strives also to contribute to the UAE’s vision to position the UAE as a global hub for emerging art. Dubai has become one of the most important cities both in the Middle East and on the global art scene, offering exciting opportunities in the field of contemporary art and IEAA has taken this advantage to support emerging artists through its platforms.

With the launch of the Emerging Emirati Artist Award, an award category dedicated to Emirati artists, the participants get the chance to submit their exhibition project in view to win the same international grand prize which offers the winners an international tour in prestigious galleries every year. Therefore IEAA achieves a strong statement: one of bringing to light Emirati artists and building their credibility as emerging talents on the international art scene but also convincing prestigious art galleries to believe in their artistic potential.

IEAA’s mission is also to support the artists that didn’t win but have a strong artistic background. For this reason IEAA takes every opportunity to present to the public the artists discovered by the award in group shows, special media feature and other events in which the organization participates outside the competition itself.

The mission of IEAA is to promote and increase the visibility of both Emirati and international emerging artists on the global art scene

The mission of IEAA is double: support the emergence of upcoming artists by uncovering them through the competition and increase their visibility on the global art market by placing them in renowned art galleries and allowing them to participate in international art events.

Following the booming of the UAE’s art scene, IEAA foresaw the potential to offer both Emirati and international artists (whose career could hardly be launched in their own market and by their own means) a unique professional development opportunity by launching their career in the UAE before taking them on to the global art scene. Every year, IEAA organizes the prize presentation in Dubai, inviting its international winner to discover the UAE’s art scene before kick starting the international tour.

Therefore, the artists uncovered by IEAA see their career propelled on an international level through the exclusive partnerships IEAA develops every year with international galleries, media supporters and affiliated organizations.

IEAA online gallery: a platform to promote the best entries of each award edition.

Given the quality and diversity of the applications submitted to the award, IEAA created in 2013 an online gallery with the objective to promote the best works of the participants. Indeed, if the jury panel determines the choice of two winners – an international artist and Emirati artist – a Golden 10 list of candidates is also highlighted. But other artists whose production got distinguished are also offered to be included in the IEAA online gallery, a platform that became more of a showroom of original works (photogrpahs, paintings, sculptures, videos, etc..). Selected by IEAA, these artists benefit therefore from a permanent visibility on a dedicated website.

IEAA’s online gallery reveals another way to reward the best candidates and artworks. Thus, each participant becomes also a potential winner and through this recognition is encouraged to participate in the global dynamics of the IEAA project. www.emergingartistaward-gallery.com

What are the criteria to participate in the award?

Promote emerging artists and give visibility to innovating artwork

What differentiates IEAA from the other art contests is primarily its mission to identify the innovative aspect of the artwork submitted, its originality which is the combination of conceptual and aesthetic value of the artwork and the overall coherence of the exhibition project. Therefore, the notion of “emergence” is understood in the subtlety of its two meanings: both innovation aspect and unknown or not known by the grand public.

The age of the participant is not a criteria for the selection given what matters the most: the quality and consistency of the artistic production.

Therefore, IEAA is seeking for artists whom are most able to create artwork in a personal and contemporary approach along with a coherent theme. Judges will value an innovative concept and will take into account the artists commitment to sincere practice that culminates a unique application. All media and material are accepted: painting, illustration & drawing, photography including innovative manipulation of the image, mixed media, digital art, video art, sculpture, etc.

Participants are requested to submit an exhibition project which consists of a series of artwork using the media of their choice or a combination of media and support. The subject should express a contemporary issue or an original concept and should be preferably executed using innovative technique of production. The participant should explain how the work proposed is original as well as the concept behind it. It should reveal the universe of the artist, the inspiration and imagination which make the project personal and unique. This series should preferably have not been exhibited or little before to preserve its emerging characteristic.

General information

Registration: Online www.emergingartistaward.com

Deadline: 31 January 2014

Entry fee: 45 USD – 166 AED – 33 Euros

Free for Emirati participants / 50% discount for UAE students

All media accepted – Upload up to 20 images (min 3)

 

General calender

31st of January 2014: End of the Call for Entries

February 2014: Shortlist announced and jury scoring starts

May 2014: Prize presentation at a 5* hotel, winners revealed and broadcast on ikonoTV

November 2014: Opening at Sabrina Amrani Gallery and beginning of a 2 year gallery representation

 

 

Jury Panel

SABRINA AMRANI 

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Owner & Director, Sabrina Amrani Gallery
Madrid, Spain

‘Nor Art, much less dialogue, has borders’ 

Sabrina Amrani opened the eponymous space in June 2011. Based in Madrid (Spain) Sabrina does not let herself down by the gloom of the local art market but believes strongly in the potential of the global art market by focusing her activities outside of Spain and participating actively in international art fairs and exhibitions taking her artists from Miami (JustMad Mia Art Fair, Dec 2012) to Tokyo (Tokyo Photo, September 2013), Amsterdam (Unseen, October 2013), Morocco (Casablanca Art fair, November 2011) and Dubai (Art Dubai, March 2013). Sabrina Amrani has definitely set her name on the international art scene representing both emerging and renowned artists such as Larissa Sansour, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Ubik, Younes Baba-Ali, Waqas Khan, Nicène Kossentini, Ayesha Jatoi and Elvire Bonduelle.

Her interest in emerging artists has led Sabrina Amrani to offer her gallery as a platform to uncover new talents while providing all the necessary support to develop their career on the international art scene by guiding the artist through the different processes for building a strong reputation. Her close rapport with the artist is definitely related to her graduation in Sociology and Business Management from La Sorbonne, Paris but also to the strong belief that art constitutes the greatest cultural ambassador.

ELIZABETH MARKEVITCH

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Founder, ikono.
Berlin, Germany

‘Art needs to be seen, and everybody needs to see art’

Elizabeth Markevitch is an art professional and the head and founder of ikono, an international platform of display and broadcasting visual arts. Markevitch started her career in the early eighties as assistant fashion editor for Vogue Hommes and has since served many roles in the art industry: head of the Art Fund, Artemis; head and founder of the art advisory department of J. Henry Schröder Bank; Senior Manager of the painting’s department at Sotheby’s. Markevitch works as an art consultant and has collaborated and curated a wide variety of special art events.

Her passion for exploring new ways to impart and display art while making it accessible to a wider audience became manifest in 1998, when she co-founded the first online gallery eyestorm; projects such as „46664 – 1 Minute of Art to Aids“ in 2003, a collaboration with international artists such as Bill Viola, William Kentridge or Sam Taylor-Wood, have since followed..
Through the 2006 founding of ikono, a collaboration between art historians, curators and cameramen, with artists and art institutions from all over the world, Markevitch’s vision of building a visual bridge to the arts was realized: The whole world of art is brought to the homes of an international public, reached through the HDTV channels ikonoMENASA and ikonoTV as well as through the web portal www.ikono.org, which reaches 35 million households daily in Germany, Italy and 30 countries across Europe and bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

CAROLE RINALDI

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Art & Design Consultant, Art & Design Critic
Editor – In – Chief, Emerging Lab
Advisory Board of IEAA
France

After holding a Master’s degree in Theory and Practice of Arts from the University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence (France), Carole Rinaldi received a patronage from the Foundation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent for her research work. As a project leader, she participated in the creation of La Matériauthèque of La Cité du Design Saint Etienne (France). Library of innovative materials and process, The Matériauthèque is a space dedicated to creation, exhibition and research in the field of materials and design. She was also a scientific assistant organizing events and international conferences, such as “Art, Enterprises and Technologies” and “Technologies in dance area”, during the Monaco Dance Forum. Sitting on the advisory board of International Emerging Artist Award of Dubai since its inception, she was jury member in the first and second edition. She also participated as a curator of the International Emerging Artist online gallery. As an art and design critic, Carole published articles in international magazines (T.Emirates, The New York Times Styles Magazine, ETC art magazine based in Montreal, Archée, etc.), Carole is now Editor-In-Chief of Emerging Lab, an online magazine dedicated to contemporary art, innovative design and photography.

PABLO DE LABORDE LASCARIS

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Sculptor and video artist.
Winner of the 2nd edition of the International Emerging Artist Award 2012-2013.
Mexico City, Mexico

Pablo de Laborde Lascaris has been sculpting from an early age, learning the traditional technics of sculpture in his mother’s studio in Mexico City. Under the encouragement of Mexico’s artistic community, he was able to exhibit from an early age, exhibiting for the first time at Galería Juan Martín at the age of 11. He later went on to coordinate a group exhibition in 2006 with some of his contemporaries in Mexico City’s Historic Center. After two years studying Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University he enrolled into a Fine Art degree at Falmouth University graduating with a First Class Degree in 2011. He was then hired as an Artist-in-Residence at Christ’s Hospital School, which gave him the opportunity of having two solo shows and a Bursary into the Royal Society of British Sculptors. Due to the International Emerging Artist Award he was offered representation by Galerie Gourvennec Ogor in Marseille, and has participated with the gallery at SWAB art fair in Barcelona. He is now living and working in London, United Kingdom.

DR. HAMAD AL FALASI

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Winner, Emerging Emirati Artist Award, 2012-2013
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Digital Photography is Hamad’s main medium of interaction with appropriate documentation in a form of self-quotation or poem. At a younger stage Dr. Hamad developed an interest for art but it’s only in 2005 that he really embarked in this activity. Fascinated by the digital advent, Hamad started off with daily captures over his surroundings and during travel and evolved to a more systemic approach to identify his own style. In his artistic expression, Hamad aims at delivering anonymous and ambiguous messages asking the recipient for his own interpretation.

Before winning the Emerging Emirati Artist Award, Hamad received the Silver Medal – Trierenberg Super Circuit Photography Competition (Austria – Oct 2012 ). He was also the First Prize winner of the Art At the Top competition – Burj Khalifa (Sep 2012). In April 2012, Hamad wins the Grand Prize of Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammad Photography Competition – in the category Emarati Souq and he was the First Prize winner of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Photography Competition in the category Space of Light (Mar 2012).
Hamad is the first Emirati artist to exhibit his work in Singapore (May 2013) as part of the Emerging Emirati Artist Award grand prize and he will be showing his winning series “Colloquialism” in Marseille (Oct 2013) for the closing of MP2013 – Marseille-Provence, European Capital of Culture at Galerie Gourvennec Ogor.

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SABRINA AMRANI opened her eponymous space in June 2011. Based in Madrid (Spain), Sabrina strongly believes in the potential of the global art market by spreading her activities all over the world. The gallery participates actively in international art fairs and group shows taking its artists from Miami to Tokyo, Beirut, Amsterdam, London, Casablanca, Paris, Torino or Dubai and hosts at least six exhibitions a year in its space. Sabrina Amrani has definitely set her name on the international art scene representing both emerging and renowned artists such as Younes Baba-ali (Morocco), Amina Benbouchta (Morocco), Elvire Bonduelle (France), Zoulikha Bouabdellah (Algeria), Ayesha Jatoi (Pakistan), Nicène Kossentini (Tunisia), Waqas Khan (Pakistan), Larissa Sansour (Palestine) and UBIK (India). Her interest in emerging artists has led Sabrina Amrani to offer her gallery as a platform to uncover new talents while providing all the necessary support to develop their career on the international art scene by guiding the artist through the different processes for building a strong reputation. Her close rapport with the artist is definitely related to her graduation in Sociology and Business Management from La Sorbonne, Paris but also to the personal belief that art constitutes the greatest cultural ambassador. The gallery has the reputation to support emerging artists in their career development, a positioning that made the partnership with IEAA evident.

IKONOTV is a media platform displaying and broadcasting visual arts, founded in 2006 by Elizabeth Markevitch and based in Berlin, Germany. Through its two HDTV channels ikono MENASA and ikono TV, ikono broadcasts a unique program dedicated to the arts of all epochs from antiquity to contemporary art – 24/7 and in HD in over 30 countries and worldwide via live stream. ikono’s program is shaped and produced in cooperation with more than 400 international artists and over 200 collections and archives and the most important museums of the world. All productions are free from additional sound or commentary making it possible for an international audience to have a pure visual and emotional art experience.

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