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An Overthrown Throne 19th Jun 2013

Abu Dhabi Festival 2013 Visual Arts Award

This year’s winner is New York University Abu Dhabi undergraduate Shakhbout Al Kaabi for ‘An Overthrown Throne’. The photographic work was inspired by Driss Ouadahi’s ‘No Return’, one of 70 works featured in the 2013 Festival exhibition ‘25 Years of Arab Creativity’.

The Abu Dhabi Festival Visual Arts Award is open to undergraduates and emerging Emirati artists who are able to demonstrate outstanding creativity through the creation of an original work of art inspired by one or more pieces featured in the Festival exhibition. Launched in 2013, the 2014 Award will be announced in March.