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The last 8 finalists for the arts prize were selected from the 20 semi-finalists in a private exhibition in Dubai, after the 280 applications had been sorted through, they were Jananne Al-Ani, Dr. Sussan Babaie, Matthew Collings, and Professor Andrew Patrizio. To view the work and bios of the 8 finalists: Negar Jahanbakhsh, Amirnasr Kamgooyan, Nader Koochaki, Shahrzad Malekian, Nafise Mighani, Hani Najm, Mamali Shafahi, Melika Shafahi click here.
The announcement was live streamed to allow artist and listeners in Iran to hear directly from the event, who the winner was. The Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP) is a worldwide search for the next generation of contemporary Iranian visual artists who have the potential to make a significant impact in their field. The goal of the prize is to provide an opportunity for emerging artists to gain international exposure, and to engage in artistic experimentation and cultural exchange. Through its archival material, including an online artist database and printed publications, MOP CAP aims to provide an educational interchange and contribute to the development of Iranian art and culture.
Read about the submission by the winner Nader Koochaki. As the MOP CAP winner Koochaki will receive a one-year mentorship with a London-based curator, that culminates in in a solo-project at a leading gallery space in London; as well as a three-month residency at the Delfina Foundation, London.