Istanbul Art Fair 2018
10 – 18 Nov 2018

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Events, Exhibition

International Istanbul Art Fair is a 9 day event being held from 10th November to 18th November 2018 at the Tuyap Exhibition and Convention Center, Turkey. This event will showcase products like antique jewelry, antique furniture, antique clocks, antiquities, art glass, art works, decorative art, glassware and much more.

ArtRole is delighted to represent Iraq with a contemporary art exhibition by a group of talented artists at the Istanbul Art Fair 2018

ڕیكخراوی “ئارت ڕۆڵ خۆشحاڵە بە نیونەرایەتی كردنی عیراق بە پێشانگایەكی هەنەری هاوچەرخ بۆ كۆمەڵێك هەنەرمەندی بەتوانا لە ئەستەنبول ئارت فێر – ٢٠١٨

يتشرف منظمة “أرت رول” بتمثيل عيراق بمعرض فني لمجموعة من الفنانين الموهوبين في معرض اسطنبول للفنون – ٢٠١٨


Spiritual journey: Exhibition by Adalet Garmiany
3 to 10 Nov 2018

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Events, Exhibition

An exhibition representing over 20 years of Adalet Garmiany’s work using the medium of conceptual art and new media.





Beyond Boundaries: Art by Email
May – June 2018

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Events, Exhibition

Castleford Heritage Trust Park April 2018.

The Island Gallery, Queen’s Mill, Castleford 1st May – 14th June.

Artists based in the Middle East who would find it difficult to travel to the UK were invited to propose artwork that can be sent by email.

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries: Art by Email was curated by Yorkshire Sculpture Park (UK Museum of the Year 2014) and ArtRole in partnership with the Caspian Arts Foundation. It was shown originally at YSP in 2017.

We recognise that it is complicated and prohibitive for worldwide artists to work in the UK, but are keen to offer a platform and share great art with YSP’s 500,000 annual visitors. Beyond Boundaries: Art by Email celebrated the fact that ideas and art can travel even if people cannot.

Proposals of photography and film were invited, but also sculpture files that can be 3D printed, performance by instruction and other creative responses.

The exhibition featured work that not only shared the realities of current situations in various countries such as Iraq, Syria, Iran, Palestine but also the resilience, hope, and creativity of artists throughout the region, whatever their circumstances.

The exhibition will run from 1st May through to 14th June. It will be open for viewing between 10am-3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays @ The Island Gallery, Queen’s Mill, Castleford.

We invite the local community to come and view the artworks, to think about what the artists are communicating and to look for the contrasts and connections between what is presented and how we can relate this to life in Castleford and the surrounding areas.

There will be an interactive area where visitors can leave their thoughts and take part in an activity sharing their thoughts on our town.

ArtRole to partner FGAP 2018
2018 – March 2019

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Events, Exhibition

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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