Artrole CE judges Rise Art competition
7 February 2018

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018 in Activities

Artrole CEO Adalet Garmiany has acted as regional judge (Middle East and Africa) for the 2018 Rise Art Prize.

Kurdish TV publicity:

28 June – 25 Nov 2018

Posted by on Apr 14, 2018 in Activities

ArtRole Is Nominating three artists from Middle East for the fifth edition of the Jameel Prize,en, an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition established by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in collaboration with Art Jameel. The work will be on show from June 28th – November 20th 2018.

The V&A has announced the shortlist for Jameel Prize 5. Eight finalists have been shortlisted for the £25,000 prize, which is awarded every two years, they are:

Kamrooz Aram, Hayv Kahraman, Hala Kaiksow, Mehdi Moutashar, naqsh collective, Younes Rahmoun, Wardha Shabbir and Marina Tabassum.

The judging panel is Chaired by V&A Director Tristram Hunt who had this to say –
“The Jameel Prize continues to gain momentum.
This – the fifth edition of the Prize – has attracted nearly 400 nominations from around the world, and for the first time, the shortlist features work from Bangladesh, Bahrain
and Jordan. This year’s outstanding shortlist displays real diversity; the judges found beauty, spirituality, complexity, humour and humanity. The V&A is delighted to continue its partnership with Art Jameel in recognition of the extraordinary contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic tradition.”

“The shortlisted artists for Jameel Prize 5 represent an array of amazing talents, who are engaged in diverse practices in art and design, that are conceptually-oriented and in sync with latest discourse of contemporary art, yet rooted in discrete ways to their own cultures and multiple identities. Jameel Prize 5 expands our horizons of what modernity and contemporaneity truly mean, and enriches our understanding of a truly globalised art world beyond its current confines”.

ArtRole to partner FGAP 2018
2018 – March 2019

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Activities

ArtRole is pleased to announce the continuity of it’s a Middle East partnership for the Future Generation Art Prize 2019. ArtRole introduces ten young talented artists across the Middle East to FGAP 2019.

Info: FGAP 2019 website

PinchukArtCentre announces artists shortlist for the
5th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize

PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) announces the artist shortlist for the 5th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. Selected from over 5,800 entries by artists across 158 countries, the final list includes 21 artists and artist collectives, spanning five continents. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the prize’s founding.

Shortlisted artists are:

  • Alia Farid (33 – Kuwait),
  • Monira Al Qadiri (35 – Senegal),
  • Yu Araki (33 – Japan),
  • Korakrit Arunanondchai (31 – Thailand),
  • Kasper Bosmans (28 – Belgium),
  • Madison Bycroft (31 – Australia),
  • Gabrielle Goliath (34 – South Africa),
  • Rodrigo Hernández (34 – Mexico),
  • Laura Huertas Millán (35 – Colombia),
  • Marguerite Humeau (31 – France),
  • Eli Lundgaard (28 – Sweden),
  • Taus Makhacheva (35 – Russia),
  • Toyin Ojih Odutola (33 – Nigeria),
  • Sondra Perry (31 – United States),
  • Gala Porras-Kim (33 – Colombia),
  • Emilija Skarnulyte (31 – Lithuania),
  • Jakob Steensen (31 – Denmark),
  • Daniel Turner (35 – United States),
  • Anna Zvyagintseva (32 – Ukraine),
    and artist collectives:
  • Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme
  • Cooking Sections.

Images and detailed artists bios can be downloaded via link.

Anna Zvyagintseva is included as the winner of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2017 – a national contemporary art prize awarded to young Ukrainian artists up to the age of 35. All other artists were chosen by an international selection committee, which includes: Natalia Valencia Arango, Associate Curator, Estancia Femsa Casa Barragán (Mexico City); Julie Boukobza, Director of Luma Arles residency program and 89plus residency at the Lab of the Google Cultural Institute (Paris); Tatiana Kochubinska, Curator, Research Platform at the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv); Tumelo Mosaka, Chief Curator for the Investec Cape Town Art Fair; Zeynep Öz, Curator, Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2019 (Istanbul) and Richard Riley, independent curator and Chair of the Gilbert & George Centre (London).

The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize open to all artists aged 35 or younger from anywhere in the world, working in any medium. Shortlisted artists will be commissioned to create new works on view in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and the Venice Biennale.

The main prize winner receives US $100,000 split between a $60,000 cash prize and a $40,000 investment in their practice. A further $20,000 is awarded as a special prize/s between up to five artists at the discretion of the jury for supporting projects that develop their artistic practice.

From the shortlisted artists, the jury determine the winners of the main prize and special prizes during the Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv. Prizes are awarded at a ceremony in March 2019.

The International Jury of the Future Generation Art Prize 2019 includes:

  • Hoor Al Qasimi, president, Sharjah Art Foundation and International Biennial Association;
  • Pablo León de la Barra, curator at large, Latin America, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York;
  • Björn Geldhof, artistic director, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv;
  • Helen Molesworth, writer;
  • Gabi Ngcobo, curator, 10th Berlin Biennale;
  • Tim Marlow, artistic director, Royal Academy of Arts, London;
  • Christine Macel, chief curator, Centre Pompidou, Paris and curator, Venice Biennale 2017.


Exhibition of shortlisted artists at PinchukArtCentre

February – 14 April 2019

Future Generation Art Prize 2019 award ceremony

March 2019

Future Generation Art Prize 2019 @ Venice

9 May – September 2019

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ArtRole CE invited as a keynote speaker

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Activities
ArtRole Chief Executive Adalet R. Garmiany was invited as a Keynote Speaker, for Goethe-Institut “MOOC Managing the Arts in 2016” moderated by Chris Dercon, Director of Tate Modern Gallery London. An online course for Cultural Managers worldwide. In 2015 more than 17,000 people from more than 170 countries participated. Adalet talked about Culture Institutions in Transitions specially in conflict zone, referring to our current conflict ISIS.
Arts managers and students of arts management from around the globe were invited to join this free online…
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The online course “Managing the Arts” ran for the first time from 19 February to 28 May, 2015. Arts managers and students of arts management from around the globe were invited to join this free online course. “Managing the Arts” emphasized peer-to-peer and mentored project-based learning by using a case-study method. The course was designed by Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Leuphana University. In six assignment cycles, the participants learned about theoretical foundations of cultural management and how to apply marketing strategies to four existing pre-selected art institutions and their real-life approaches and challenges.

ArtRole / Yorkshire Sculpture Park exhibition

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Activities
ArtRole and Yorkshire Sculpture Park in collaboration are delighted to announce an “Exhibition from Iraq” at YSP, United Kingdom, November 2016.
The exhibition will feature work made during the last two years in Iraq and is hoped to share not only the realities of the current situation but also the tenacity, resilience, hope , optimisim and creativity of people from the region despite their circumstances.The exhibition can include any artworks that can be digitally shared such as photographs and films. Proposals in other art forms such as installation or performance will be considered if they can be simply created remotely and with clear instructions.


Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Activities

ArtRole: Adalet R. Garmiany, ArtRole CEO exhibited work in a solo exhibition of Painting & Sculpture at the Sardam Gallery, Sulaymania City, Iraqi Kurdistan.


Artes Mundi Prize

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Activities

ArtRole Has nominated six artists from the Middle East & Europe for the Seventh Artes Mundi Prize, The UK’s leading International Art Prize, based in Wales 2015.

Nominated artists:

1. Bahram Hajou – Germany
2. Jamal Penjweny – Iraqi Kurdistan
3. Awder Osman – Iraqi Kurdistan
4. Ali raza Garmiany – Ierland
5. Justine Blau – Luxembourg
6. Haure Madjid – German

ArtRole to partner to FGAP 2014

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Activities

ArtRole is pleased to announce that it will be a Middle East partner for the Future Generation Arts Prize 2014.

Info: FGAP 2014 website

The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and
implemented by the PinchukArtCentre is a worldwide contemporary art prize to
discover, recognize and give long‐term support to a future generation of artists. The
Prize is a major contribution to the open participation of young artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.


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Hivos Foundation, Den Haag

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Activities

Hivos Foundation, Den Haag
September 2012

A Presentation by ArtRole CEO Adalet Garmiany about ArtRole International Cultural Exchange projects with the Middle East at Hivos Foundation, Den Haag, Followed by a discussion of women’s issues in Iraq and MENA.

Conference ‘A Kurdish Spring? New Opportunities for the Kurds in the Arab Spring’

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Take Care of You 2011

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Activities

17th – 18th October 2011

ArtRole was invited to a conference ‘Take Care of You’ to speak about ‘Art in a Conflict Zone’. This conference took place in Duhok city in Iraqi Kurdistan, an event organized by the Turkish – Diyarbakir council and The Ministry of Culture – Kurdistan Government – Iraq. The conference included an exhibition of contemporary Turkish and Kurdish art and included a seminar presentation by Adalet R. Garmiany, followed by a round table discussion about future collaborations between artists in the area.