Jameel Prize 5

28 Jun 2018 – 25 Nov 2018

V&A - Victoria & Albert Museum

England, United Kingdom


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  • C1,14,74,414
  • South Kensington

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Experience eight exceptional contemporary artists and designers working in fields as diverse as fashion, multi-media installation, and painting in the Jameel Prize 5 showcase.


Explore fashion design that elevates traditional work wear to wearable art, beside clever geometric abstraction. Encounter innovative multi-media installations and wonder at paintings inspired by Arabic illustrated manuscripts from the 13th century.

The artist Mehdi Moutashar and the architect Marina Tabassum have been announced as joint winners of the £25,000 Jameel Prize 5. This is the first time the prize has been awarded to two finalists. Fady Jameel, President of Art Jameel, presented Mehdi and Marina with the prize at an evening ceremony at the V&A on Wednesday 27 June 2018.

Mehdi received the award for his four bold works of minimalist abstraction rooted in Islamic geometry, and Marina for her visionary Bait ur Rouf mosque built in 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Both winners' achievement has been to produce work of outstanding quality and contemporary relevance while demonstrating a profound understanding of the cultures from which they come. The judges felt that although working in very different fields, the joint winners had both shown the same combination of lucidity and sophistication in drawing on Islamic tradition.

Exhibiting artists

Kamrooz Aram

Wardha Shabbir

Hayv Kahraman

Mehdi Moutashar

Hala Kaiksow

Marina Tabassum

naqsh collection

Younes Rahmoun


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