THE 21 CHOSEN SHORTLIST APPLICANTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 19TH OF DECEMBER, STAY TUNED!
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Negar Azimi is a writer and Senior Editor of Bidoun, an award-winning magazine and curatorial project with a focus on the Middle East and its diasporas. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal Magazine among other venues. She writes a semi-occasional column in Frieze called Double Agent. Azimi was a 2014-2015 fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers and a 2012 winner of the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Arts Writers Grant.
Sohrab Kashani is an interdisciplinary artist and an independent curator based in Tehran. He is the Founder and Director of Sazmanab; non-profit project space and residency program in Tehran established in 2008 and on hiatus since 2016. Sohrab has exhibited internationally and has held talks at institutions and universities worldwide including: Asia Society, New York; Tisch School of the Arts NYU, New York; Stanford University, Palo Alto; International Studio & Curatorial Program (iscp), New York; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; Pomona College, Los Angeles; University of California, Irvine; Delfina Foundation, London; Gasworks, London; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin; YARAT, Baku; and Global Art Forum (Art Dubai), Dubai.
Tirdad Zolghadr is a curator and writer. His most recent publication is Traction, Sternberg Press 2016. Zolghadr is director of the Summer Academy Paul Klee in Bern and associate curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. He teaches at the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem.