The shortlisted artists have been announced for the Richard Mille Art Prize and Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Art Here 2023 exhibition. Curated by Maya El Khalil, this year’s exhibition explores the theme “Transparencies”, which will take place outdoors under Louvre Abu Dhabi’s dome for the first time.
The artists are Alaa Tarabzouni, Farah Behbehani, Hashel Al Lamki, Nabla Yahya, Sarah Brahim, Zahrah Al Ghamdi, and siblings Sawsan and Bahar Al Bahar, who will go on to show their work in the Art Here 2023 exhibition and considered for the Richard Mille Art Prize. Now in its third year, the Richard Mille Art Prize awards an artist residing in the UAE and the GCC region with a USD 60,000 prize, with previous winners Rand Abdul Jabbar and Nasser Alzayani.
The shortlisted artists were selected by an international jury which includes H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, an Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Chairman of UAE Unlimited, an art collector, and a patron of the Centre Pompidou, the British Museum and Sharjah Art Foundation; Dr Souraya Noujaim, Director of the Islamic Arts department at Musée du Louvre in France, and former Director for Scientific, Curatorial and Collections Management at Louvre Abu Dhabi; Maya El Khalil, independent curator and art advisor, former Founding Director of Athr Gallery in Jeddah, and curator of Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2023; Clare Lilley, Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the selector of the annual Frieze Sculpture in London’s Regent’s Park 2012-22 and a trustee of Art UK, London, the George Rickey Foundation, New York, and the Jupiter Artland Foundation, Edinburgh; Dr. Guilhem André, Acting Director for Scientific, Curatorial and Collections Management at Louvre Abu Dhabi, seasoned museum professional, expert archaeologist and art historian; and Mohammed Kazem, a renowned artist previously shortlisted for the 2021 edition of Art Here.
Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2023 runs from 24 November 2023 to 18 February 2024