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FONDAZIONE PRADA

CURATORIAL AWARD

Film contributors

Shaw & Shaw
‘Mona Lisa’

Kiran Master
‘Uniroyal Girl’

Leon Chew
The inspiration behind the sky in the mirror image

Arnhel de Serrar
‘Woman with Flowers’

Victoria Ling
‘Industrial Colour’

Colby Katz
Beauty Queen from Darling Divas

Foetus image
www.sciencephoto.com

Louise Bourgeois
MAMAN, 1999© Louise Bourgeois Trust

CarstenHöllerfor
Prada Foundation

Andy Freeberg
'Guardians' image

Toby Segar and StorrorParkour
Cliff Diving Footage

Brigitte Niedermair
‘Let's Get Married’

Karl Baumann
Protest Footage

Production credits

Agency
Wieden + Kennedy London

Produced by
Pulse Films

Director
Dave Ma

Exec Producer
James Sorton

Producer LA
Nathaniel Greene

Producer London
James Greenall

Editor
Phil Currie at Stitch

Music and sound design
Ghosting Season

Other credits

Mrs Prada Image disclaimer:
Portrait of Miuccia Prada, 1999
Courtesy of Guido Harari/Contrasto/Redux

QMA Spider image disclaimer:
Louise Bourgeois
MAMAN, 1999
© Louise Bourgeois Trust

Carsten Hoeller
Upside Down Mushroom Room, 2000
Courtesy Fondazione Prada, Milano
Photo Attilio Maranzano

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QMA /

FONDAZIONE PRADA

CURATORIAL AWARD

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THE AWARD

Curate, a unique award launched by Fondazione Prada and the Qatar Museums Authority, is a global search for curatorial talent.

The competition recognises that we are all curators. Everything we choose and collect to surround us has meaning. Great curatorial expressions and ideas on how to exhibit can be communicated in all artistic forms and media, by anyone, whether in the art world or not. Participation in the competition is not limited to aspiring or established curators; anyone with a great concept is encouraged to enter.

A world-renowned jury will judge ideas on their creativity and social importance, rewarding those with a contemporary and culturally relevant point of view. They will be looking for an exemplary exhibition that is both far-sighted and critical of the future. The jury will select 20 finalists from which the overall winner will be decided.

The winning curatorial idea will be realised in an exhibition in either or (but not limited to) Qatar and Italy. There are no limits to the form or language in which your curatorial concept can be realised. Your exhibition can include any media. Enter the award by explaining your curatorial idea in a short video. Upload your proposal here.

To illustrate and celebrate the diversity of curatorial concepts, we have invited some of our community to curate their own digital exhibitions on Pinterest. Explore their ideas here throughout the duration of our competition.

We hope they provide you with inspiration.

What will you curate?

FOUNDERS

Curate is a joint initiative partnered by Fondazione Prada and the Qatar Museums Authority. Through this award, the two institutions aim to encourage the realisation of great curatorial expressions, ideas on how to exhibit, and perspectives that regard new languages inside and outside museums' spaces in a rapidly changing world.

FONDAZIONE PRADA

www.fondazioneprada.org

Fondazione Prada, co-chaired by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli since 1995, is an institution dedicated to contemporary art and culture. Its cutting-edge exhibitions conceived in dialogue with major contemporary artists like Louise Bourgeois, Walter De Maria, Thomas Demand and John Baldessari, as well as other cultural activities related to cinema, philosophy, and architecture, have enjoyed a wide international consensus. Special international projects included Carsten Höller’s Double Club in London, the Prada Transformer in Seoul by OMA and Francesco Vezzoli’s 24h Museum at the Palais d’Iéna in Paris.

In 2011 the Fondazione Prada opened a new exhibition space in Venice, Ca’ Corner della Regina, an historic palazzo on the Grand Canal, which is going to be restored over the next years with the goal of offering a stimulating cultural program. A keynote of the architectural program is the Fondazione Prada’s new exhibition space in Milan designed by Rem Koolhaas, to be unveiled in 2014.

QATAR MUSEUMS AUTHORITY

www.qma.com.qa

Under the patronage of His Highness the Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) is securing the country's position as a leading centre of culture and education. Led by Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, QMA seeks to engage and connect diverse audiences with a programme that welcomes the world to Doha. Since its establishment in 2005, QMA has preserved and protected historic sites, monuments and artefacts.

The 2008 opening of I.M Pei's landmark Museum of Islamic Art provided a space to create dialogue and education around the collections. In 2010 the opening of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art offered a unique Arab perspective on modern and contemporary art. The construction of the new National Museum of Qatar (designed by Jean Nouvel and due to open in 2014) further demonstrates this vision and cultural commitment.

JURY

H.E SHEIKHA AL MAYASSA

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Her Excellency is the driving force behind the Qatar Museums Authority. Playing a pioneering role in culture and education, her vision for creating a country rich in arts and culture is coming to fruition with the Museum of Islamic Art, Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art and the various public arts initiatives. QMA aims to bridge past and present as well as East and West, a vision with has helped Her Excellency be recognised as a global peacemaker and humanitarian.

HANS ULRICH OBRIST

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A contemporary art curator, critic and historian of art, Hans-Ulrich Obrist is currently Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London.

He is author of The Interview Project (an extensive ongoing project of interviews) and initiator of the Marathon series (public events that have so far included interviews, experiments, manifestos and poetry).

An advocate and archivist for artists, he was named 2009’s Most Powerful Person in Art by ArtReview. That same year he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

REM KOOLHAAS

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Rem Koolhaas is the founding partner of The Office of Metropolitan Architecture(OMA). His work as an architect, theorist, urbanist and professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design led to him being named one of the World’s Most Influential People by Time in 2008.

He also heads AMO, the research branch of OMA, operating in areas beyond architecture such as media, politics, renewable energy and fashion. In 2000, he won the PritzkerPrize and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Lion at the 2010 Venice Biennale.

MIUCCIA PRADA

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Attracted by the challenges of contemporary art and culture and animated by a profound passion for her work, fashion designer Miuccia Prada has been leading the Fondazione Prada for the past twenty years. Together with her husband Patrizio Bertelli she has shaped the foundation’s rich agenda, ranging from international art projects to cinema, philosophy and architecture. Desirous to further expand its radius of activity, Miuccia Prada is currently working on the Fondazione Prada’s new exhibition venue in Milan and Venice.

NAWAL EL MOUTAWAKEL

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Nawal El Moutawakel was the first woman from a Muslim majority country to win an Olympic gold medal and is renowned for her work championing female athletes all over the world. Hailing from Casablanca, Nawal’s win in the women’s 400m hurdles at the 1984 Olympics heralded a breakthrough for sporting women in Muslim countries.

In 1993 she started Courir pour le plaisir, a 5km run that has become the biggest women’s race held in a Muslim country. Since 2007, she has been the Moroccan Minister of Youth and Sports. A Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, Nawal was the Chair of the 2012 & 2016 Olympic Games Evaluation Commission and holds a place in the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.

NADINE LABAKI

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Nadine Labaki is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers and actresses of her generation in the Arab world, known for tearing down stereotypes, and touching on fundamental issues in humorous and poeticways.

Her first feature film, Caramel, premiered at Cannes in 2007 and put her on the 10 Directors to Watch list at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2008, she was awarded the insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. Her second feature “Where Do We Go Now?” was an international success, collecting awards around the world and a nomination for best foreign film at the Critics Choice Awards.

REM KOOLHAAS

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Rem Koolhaas is the founding partner of The Office of Metropolitan Architecture(OMA). His work as an architect, theorist, urbanist and professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design led to him being named one of the World’s Most Influential People by Time in 2008.

He also heads AMO, the research branch of OMA, operating in areas beyond architecture such as media, politics, renewable energy and fashion. In 2000, he won the PritzkerPrize and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Lion at the 2010 Venice Biennale.

NADINE LABAKI

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Nadine Labaki is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers and actresses of her generation in the Arab world, known for tearing down stereotypes, and touching on fundamental issues in humorous and poeticways.

Her first feature film, Caramel, premiered at Cannes in 2007 and put her on the 10 Directors to Watch list at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2008, she was awarded the insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. Her second feature “Where Do We Go Now?” was an international success, collecting awards around the world and a nomination for best foreign film at the Critics Choice Awards.

STAGES

ALL SUBMISSIONS

Entries are now closed
31.12.13

FINALISTS

Announced
01.03.14

WINNER

Announced
Summer 2014

FINALISTS

We are very proud to announce our twenty finalists for Curate. We received over five hundred entries from around the world and would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. The winner will be announced in Summer 2014.

  • A Fuego, Rodrigo Orrantia Gómez, Colombia
  • An Informal Settlement, Claire Breukel, USA
  • Camping Park, Rodrigo Vilhena, Portugal
  • Collapsed City, Nacho Ruiz, Spain
  • Continuity - Syrian City Paintings, Róza El-Hassan, Syria
  • Copyleft, Liping Xiang, China
  • Directly Mild, Maria Loizidou, Cyprus
  • Eating Habits, Alice Liechtenstein, Austria
  • Epigenetic Space, John-Paul Pryor and Alessandra Cianchetta, UK
  • Erase, Federico Pepe, Italy
  • Extinct in the Wild, Michael Wang, USA
  • metaPhorest, Habu Kazuhito and Yuki Yoshioka, Japan
  • Mutterzunge, Misal Adnan Yıldız, Turkey
  • Outlives, José Arispe, Bolivia
  • Picasso in my casa, Svenja Wichmann and Anna Bründl, Germany
  • Ready Meals, Cedar Lewisohn and Mike Knowlden, UK
  • S.F.C. – The Short Future City, A12, Italy
  • The Border, Evelyn Simons, Belgium
  • The Power of Words Exhibition, Omneya Kilany and Nabil Al Nashar, Qatar
  • The Reader Digested, Matthew Claudel, Carlo Ratti and Gianluigi Ricuperati, USA

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