Set to take place at the magnificent FIVE Jumeirah Palm Dubai on 21st November 2018, the remarkable awards gala will be once more attended by internationally acclaimed artists, critics, royals, press and more…
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 24th July 2018 – Recognising excellence and innovation in art and design, the world’s renowned Global Art Awards is back again, stronger and bigger than ever at a brand-new venue FIVE Jumeirah Palm Dubai at the Penthouse 16th Floor with the backdrop of the astonishing Dubai skyline. Celebrating exceptional achievements of artists from across the globe. Featuring 18 Visual Arts categories, including Photography, Street Art, Illustration, and Painting, the awards is set to receive significant support from the UAE and global art authorities.
In support of the growth of homegrown talent in the Middle East, with a special focus on the UAE arts and culture scene, the Global Art Awards will devote three categories to the region. Artists across the Middle East and the UAE can contest for the ‘Best Middle East Female Artist Above 25’, ‘Best Middle East Female Artist Below 25’ as well as the highly illustrious ‘Best Emirati Artist Award.’
Chosen from a list of all winners, the Global Art Awards will also honour one artist with the coveted title- ‘The Ultimate’ Best Global Artist of 2018, with this winner taking a prize worth all together $ 15,000 USD, which includes exhibiting in Abu Dhabi.
Amongst the judging panel for these prestigious accolades are art moguls, business leaders and industry experts; Mr Sina Fattahi, Executive Board Member of Royal Front, and acknowledged Art Collector Dr. Farzam Kalamabadi, President & Chairman of Future Trends Group, as well as Ms Dilyara Kamenova, Founder of Alpha Soul, Art & Culture Development Office. Curator and of the acclaimed first ever Salvador Dalí exhibition in the Middle East.
Commenting on the awards, Mr Fattahi; “I believe it is important to recognise the efforts of outstanding artists and provide the Arts and Culture community a platform to celebrate outstanding creativity. Arts and heritage are an integral part of bringing people and cultures together.
The awards are an effort to genuinely establish on the global stage, an inspirational international competition. The awards reaches out towards a wider horizon, one which embraces talents and nurtures them to their fullest capacity. I am confident that the shortlisted artworks will demonstrate a range of unique creative perspectives and innovative techniques."
Joining them is Sophie Neuendorf (USA) - Artnet - Director, Gallery Network and Partnerships and Head of the Department of Econometrics at Artprice, Jean Minguet, an expert in the field of art market analyses.
Commenting on the awards he says “A prize has the ambition to recognize the contribution of an artist, his or her creativity and virtuosity. It intends to reward all the efforts made. A meaningful award should therefore move the artist as much as it should draw the attention of public institutions and private collectors. It is a miraculous thing to have “The Oscars for the Visual Arts”
The programme will culminate in an exquisite red carpet Gala event in Dubai on 21st November 2018, at the FIVE Jumeirah Palm. Dubbed to be the ‘Oscars of the Visual Arts’, the high-profile evening will see the likes of internationally acclaimed artists, art critics, art dealers, art collectors, art fair directors, museum directors, TV & radio personalities, and business leaders in attendance.