Stal Gallery proudly presents the third edition of its Annual Young Emerging Artist Prize on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 under the auspices of Her Highness Sayyida Hafidha bint Mahmood Al Said. The exhibition will feature Omani artists Ayah Yousuf, Maher Abdulwahab, Nabaa Baqir, Tariq AlHajri, Fatma Abdulaziz, Mazin Al Harthi, Muzn Meer, Mahmood Harib, Alaa Al Dhiyabi, Mahmood Noah, and Umayma Al Hinai.
In continuing to uphold its dedication to support and motivate the young Omani artists, Stal Gallery is thrilled to be in the forefront of this initiative. Through the Young Emerging Artist programme, which started with an open call and a careful selection of candidates, the artists have had the opportunity to be mentored under Stal’s Circle of Experimental Art.
The exhibition will feature a wide variety of artwork that tackles issues on politics, society, and religion through the eyes of the next generation of young Omani artists. At the award ceremony, one artist will be heralded the Grand Prize Winner, with three more receiving the Best Concept, Best Presentation, and Best Use of Materials awards.
Curator and Stal Gallery’s Artistic Director, Hassan Al Meer, says about the programme, “It is an opportunity for both established and emerging artists to engage in the thought process and the conceptualization of new ideas towards effectively communicating the concepts presented therein both aesthetically and philosophically… which provide enlightenment and deeper understanding of the world that we live in.”
About the Artists
Mazin Al Harthi
Alaa Al Dhiyabi
Umayma Al Hinai