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The Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA) 2018 Exhibition Opening
2018Annual Programme
The Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA) 2018 Exhibition Opening
The Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA) 2018 Exhibition OpeningCurator: Emily Jacir
- Place: Gallery

Tickets: Free Entry

 

The Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA)

 

YAYA

 

The Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA)

 

The Young Artist of the Year Award, which holds the name of the late artist Hasan Al Hourani, is considered one of the most important events in the visual arts scene in Palestine. This contest is held every two years since 2000. Many artists, critics, and curators, known both locally and internationally, have been invited to join its sequential judging committees.

 

The YAYA is open for Palestinian artists between 22-30 years old. The applicant has to be Palestinian regardless of his/her residency, in addition to artists from the occupied Syrian Golan area. The top three winners chosen by the judging committee at the final stage of the contest will be awarded a total of $12,000 prize. Drawing attention to the contest’s connections with the final stage participants through creating opportunities of international residency, as well as providing different opportunities that allow them to present their art work locally and internationally.

 

Based on the recommendations of a separate judging committee, the YAYA 2018 has ten qualified artists at the second stage in its 10th session. This committee has reviewed and evaluated the artists’ applications, and everything attached to it based on privileges standards, hard-working, genuineness, renewal, and creativity. 

 

The qualified artists’ list included:

  • Alaa Abu Assad, who is from Nazareth and currently residing in Rotterdam.
  • Yousef Odeh, who is from Florida and currently residing in Colon.
  • Dina Mimi, who is from Jerusalem and currently residing in Sierre – Switzerland.
  • Waleed Al Wawi, a Palestinian born in Amman and resides in London.
  • Dima Srouji, who is from Nazareth and currently residing in Ramallah.
  • Laila Abd Al Razzaq, a Palestinian born in Chicago and resides currently in Detroit.
  • Firas Shehadeh, a Palstinian born in Amman and resides currently in Vienna.
  • Safa’ Al Khateeb from Nazareth.
  • Haitham Haddad from Haifa.
  • Ola Zaitoun from Nazareth.

 

 

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