Este texto, o parte de él, sólo está disponible en inglés

Bahia Shehab receives Prince Claus Award in Cairo

On 4 October, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands HE Mr Laurens Westhoff presented the 2016 Prince Claus Award to activist and artist Bahia Shehab in Cairo. The ceremony was hosted by the Dutch Embassy in Egypt.

Bahia Shehab (1977, Beirut)combines Islamic art history with contemporary Arab politics and feminist discourse in her art, activism and academic work. By tagging Cairo with calligraphy graffiti during the Arab Spring, creating artworks from reproduced ancient letters, and compiling the first Arabic script encyclopaedia, Shehab uses the past to shed new light on the present and inspires the next generation of academics and graphic designers. 

During the ceremony in Cairo, the Prince Claus Fund’s Awards Programme Coordinator Fariba Derakhshani spoke about the Prince Claus Fund’s mission to support, connect and share the work of visionaries who have a positive social impact. She thanked Bahia and all other Prince Claus laureates for their “commitment to documenting and developing contemporary culture in Egypt.”

In the framework of celebrating Bahia Shehab’s Prince Claus Award, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands also announced the results of “Wasla” Poster Design Competition, in which Egyptian designers were invited through an open call to submit designs for posters reflecting their ideas for building bridges and connections.

For photos of the celebration in Cairo, please see below.

Bahia Shehab receives Prince Claus Award in Cairo

"our mission is to support and connect the work of visionaries."

Fariba Derakshani, Awards Programme Coordinator

Bahia Shehab

Bahia Shehab

Bahia Shehab (1977, Egipto/Líbano), diseñadora gráfica, artista, educadora e historiadora

Bahia Shehab combina la historia del arte islámico con la política árabe contemporánea y el discurso femenino en su arte, activismo y trabajo académico. Marcando El Cairo con caligrafía en grafiti durante la Primavera Árabe, creando obras de arte a partir de la reproducción de letras antiguas, y recopilando la primera enciclopedia de la escritura árabe, Shehab utiliza el pasado para arrojar nueva luz sobre el presente, inspirando a la nueva generación de académicos y diseñadores gráficos.

Informe del Comité de Premios Príncipe Claus 2016 aqui

Para ver el vídeo de la ceremonia de premiación sobre el trabajo de Bahia Shehab haga clic aquí

word

Speech by Awards Programme Coordinator Fariba Derakhshani word - 0.05 MB

Bahia Shehab receives Prince Claus Award in Cairo

On 4 October, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands HE Mr Laurens Westhoff presented the 2016 Prince Claus Award to activist and artist Bahia Shehab in Cairo. The ceremony was hosted by the Dutch Embassy in Egypt. Bahia Shehab (1977, Beirut)combines Islamic art history with contemporary Arab politics and feminist discourse in her art, activism and academic work. By tagging Cairo with calligraphy...

 
 
 
 

Bahia Shehab receives Prince Claus Award in Cairo

On 4 October, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands HE Mr Laurens Westhoff presented the 2016 Prince Claus Award to activist and artist Bahia Shehab in Cairo. The ceremony was hosted by the Dutch Embassy in Egypt. Bahia Shehab (1977, Beirut)combines Islamic art history with contemporary Arab politics and feminist discourse in her art, activism and academic work. By tagging Cairo with calligraphy...