From the 15th-19th October the works of the seven MOP CAP 2013 Finalists were exhibited at the Royal College of Art, London. A Private View was held on Tuesday 15 October.
To view images of the event please click here.
The judging panel met to deliberate on and select the MOP CAP 2013 Winner, Behnam Sadighi, who has been awarded a one-year mentorship with curator and theorist Doreen Mende, resulting in a solo-exhibition at a leading gallery space; as well as a three-month residency at the Delfina Foundation, London. Behnam was announced as the Winner on Monday 14 October at the Bridge of Persia Fundraising Gala by Dr. Anthony Downey, Chair of the Judging Panel.
MOP CAP 2013 Finalists
Claudia Parwaneh Djabbari
MOP CAP 2013 SELECTION COMMITTEE
- Fereshteh Daftari, Curator & Scholar
- Media Farzin, Art Historian & Critic
- Hamid Severi, Art Historian & Curator
MOP CAP 2013 JUDGING PANEL
- Philippa Adams, Senior Director, The Saatchi Gallery, London
- Ziba Ardalan, Founder, Director and Curator of Parasol Unit, London
- Mat Collishaw, Artist
- Dr. Anthony Downey, Programme Director, MA Contemporary Art, Sotheby's Institute, London
- Irit Rogoff, Writer, Theorist and Professor of Visual Cultures, Goldsmith’s College, London
- Payam Sharifi, Co-founder of Slavs and Tatars
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.