Ayyam Gallery is pleased to announce Kunooz, it’s first Pan-GCC Shabab Ayyam New Media Competition. As a continuation of its groundbreaking Shabab Ayyam Project, an incubator programme that has catapulted the careers of nearly a dozen young painters since 2007 such as Mohannad Orabi, Elias Izoli, and Oussama Diab, and the 2011 Shabab Ayyam Photography Competition, which discovered the talents of Lara Zankoul, Lara Atallah and Mohamad Badr, Kunooz will further support Ayyam Gallery’s dedication to promoting burgeoning artistic talent in the Middle East.
Open to residents or citizens of the GCC of Arabic origin, this competition provides an unprecedented opportunity for emerging artists born in 1975 or after who have not yet held a solo exhibition and are not yet represented by a gallery to vie for the First Prize of a traveling solo exhibition to be held at Ayyam Gallery Jeddah, Beirut and Dubai. Second and Third Prize winners will be awarded a joint exhibition, which will also travel to Ayyam Gallery Jeddah, Beirut and Dubai.
To be considered, participants must submit a proposal for their solo exhibition, enclosing 10 to 15 works of either photography, digital art, video art, or a combination thereof. This body of work must form a coherent theme and be accompanied by an outlining essay of the proposed exhibition.
All submitted portfolios must be titled ‘Kunooz Shabab Ayyam New Media Competition’, include an artist statement, biography, CV, and correct caption details (artist name, title, date, medium, dimensions, edition) on all files. Files must be of high enough resolution to be printed 100 cm x 100 cm without distortion (a minimum tiff file of 300 DPI/inch).
As this is an initiative for young artists in the GCC, it is imperative that submissions also include evidence of residency or citizenship and date of birth.
Please note that electronic submissions are not accepted and those submitted past the deadline of 30 April 2013 will not be considered. All submissions must be mailed to either the Ayyam Gallery Jeddah or Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz locations.
Submission Mailing Addresses:
Ayyam Gallery Jeddah
Bougainvillea Center Jeddah
Third Floor, King’s Road
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
+966 555 517000
Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz
B11, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1
PO Box 283174
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 323 6242