See the works of the eight Artists shortlisted for Jameel Prize 5

Eight finalists have been shortlisted for the £25,000 prize, which is awarded every two years by Art Jameel and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Hayv Kahraman The Translator from the series How Iraqi Are You? (2015) Oils on linen Photo courtesy of Defares Collection

by Maan Jalal

Culture 6 February 2018

The shortlist for the Jameel Prize 5 have been announced. The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), in partnership with Art Jameel have chosen eight very diverse artists in their method and practice, making this year’s shortlist a pretty exciting one.

The Jameel Prize is an international prize for contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic tradition in anyway. The £25,000 prize is awarded every two years and this year the shortlist includes painters, fashion design and for the first time an architect.

There will also be an accompanying exhibition, showcasing the work of the eight shortlisted artists and designers, which will run from June 28 until November 25 at the V&A, London where it will then tour to museums globally, including the Jameel Arts Centre, in Dubai, next year.

The judging panel includes V&A Director, Tristram Hunt, Professor and Director, Institute for Comparative Modernities at Cornell University, New York, Salah Hassan, independent design historian Tanya Harrod, Director of Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto November Paynter and Jameel Prize 4 winner artist Ghulam Mohammad. The winner of the Jameel Prize 5 will be announced on June 27, 2018.

Meet the eight artists and get a glimpse of the work they were nominated for below:

Kamrooz Aram / Painter & Instalation

Turkish mystery tiles for a new work…

A post shared by Kamrooz Aram (@kamroozegar) on


Hayv Kahraman / Painter


A post shared by Hayvkahraman (@hayvkahraman) on


Naqsh Collective / Design


Younes Rahmoun / Installation & Multimedia


Wardha Shabbir


Marina Tabassum

Work of Jameel Art Prize Shortlisted artist Marina Tabassum entitled Sandro de Carlo Darsa. Photo: Supplied

Mehdi Moutashar

Mehdi Moutashar, Deux carrés dont un encadré [Two squares, one of them framed] (2017), Wood, paint, elastic wire, Collection of the artist, Photo © Fabrice Leroux

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