MOP CAP 2011 Finalists announced – 18/03/2011
Eight artists selected as the MOP CAP 2011 Finalists
On the 12th and 13th March, the MOP CAP 2011 judging panel met at Traffic, Dubai to deliberate on the finalists. The esteemed judges included: Zaha Hadid, Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh, Shirazeh Houshiary, Ali Khadra, Idris Khan, Abaseh Mirvali, Mohammad Mottahedan and Hans Urich Obrist.
Of the 24 Shortliested artists, 8 Finalists were selected including: Niyaz Azadikhah, Shahrzad Changalvaee, Mehdi Farhadian, Arash Fayez, Babak Golkar, Daruish Nehdaran, Hesam Rahmanian, and Shirin Sabahi.
Following a panel discussion, chaired by Ali Khadra on 14th March, the finalists were announced. The discussion, entitled 'Cultural Brojering: Locational Allegiance and Transnational Identity' was led by writer/curator, Vali Mahlouji.
The MOP CAP 2011 Shortlist Exhibition was inaugurated by HE Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan and was extremeley well received, with many Shortlisted artists in attendance.