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Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme awarded the 2016 Abraaj Group Art Prize

Published 2015/10/13

"The Incidental Insurgents" installation view. Photo: OCA / Herman Dreyer

OCA congratulates artist duo Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme as the winning artists of the 2016 Abraaj Group Art Prize - 'the most significant arts prize in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, recognised globally for its innovative support of artists'. Abbas and Abou-Rahme will receive $100,000 for a major new commission - a "dream project" to be revealed during Art Dubai in March 2016.
Abbas and Abou-Rahme are the artists behind Staging Three. "Incidental Insurgents" that was exhibited at OCA in spring 2015 as part of 'Of Love, Departures and Countering Defeats in Choleric Times'.

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