Bulgari and Dubai Culture announce winner of first Bulgari Contemporary Art Award


  • The Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority attended the award ceremony held at the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

  • Nima Nabavi was picked by the jury as the winner of the award from a shortlist that also provided Juma AlHaj and Kamal Alzubi.

ROME, May well 23, 2022–(Enterprise WIRE)–In the presence of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Lifestyle and Arts Authority (Dubai Lifestyle) and Member of the Dubai Council, Bulgari, the leading Italian brand in the globe of jewelry and luxurious, and in partnership with Dubai Lifestyle, announced the winner of the initially edition of the Bulgari Contemporary Art Award all through a ceremony held at the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The winner was picked out from a shortlist of a few art parts selected by the award’s jury.

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Nima Nabavi, winner of the Bulgari Modern day Artwork Award, with the trophy (Image: AETOSWire)

The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Giuseppe Finocchiaro, Consul-Standard, Italian Consulate (Dubai) Paolo Glisenti, Italy’s Commissioner Common for Expo 2020 Dubai Jean Christophe Babin, Group CEO of Bulgari Lucia Boscaini, Manufacturer Curator at Bulgari Her Excellency Hala Badri, Director Basic of Dubai Lifestyle and Dr Saeed Mubarak bin Kharbash, CEO of the Arts and Literature Sector at Dubai Society.

A panel of three authorities — Giuseppe Moscatello, Nujoom Alghanem and Patricia Millns FRSA — visited the exhibition held from 3 to 8 February at the Van de Goudenberg Art Gallery in the Dubai Worldwide Economic Centre to rejoice the taking part performs. Between the 15 artworks, the committee shortlisted three artists: Juma AlHaj (UAE), Dubai-primarily based Kamal Alzubi (Jordan), and Dubai-based artist Nima Nabavi (Iranian-American), who the jury picked for the successful artwork.

Nima Nabavi acquired a trophy that celebrates the aesthetic and cultural dialogue between Rome and Dubai by combining a silhouette motivated by Bulgari’s legendary doorways and storefronts with architectural ornaments impressed from Dubai’s Al Fahidi and Al Shindagha Historical Neighbourhoods. The trophy was made by Emirati designer Kamla AlOlama and made by Asateer, an Emirati studio launched by Mohammed AlSuwaidi specialising in modern day solutions that reflect the loaded Emirati heritage.

The trophy employs elements with fantastic cultural significance. A frame is fabricated from the rich woods of the UAE’s national tree, Al Ghaf, an emblem of heritage and perseverance. The layout also incorporates indigenous mom-of-pearl inlaid motifs and brass.

Nima Nabavi expressed his pleasure at winning the award and thanked Bulgari and Dubai Society for supplying him the opportunity to share his inventive eyesight. He also prolonged his gratitude to the industry experts and jury for picking his function for the award.

The profitable artwork was exhibited at the Italy Pavilion in Expo 2020. The artist was also made available the option to expertise Rome by way of the eyes of Bulgari as aspect of a week-extensive journey via the brand’s universe. He will working experience the magnificence of Bulgari’s colourful gems and check out the DomvsAvrea museum place in the Maison’s flagship shop in Rome, as very well as go to workshops with Bulgari designers and unique tours of historical sites and cultural spots specifically linked with Bulgari’s patronage, initiatives and inspiration. In addition, the profitable piece will be exhibited at venues linked with Dubai Tradition and Bulgari, in accordance to a pre-defined agenda.

Launched in July 2021, the Bulgari Up to date Art Award opened the doorway for UAE national and resident artists to post artworks less than the theme ‘Beauty Connects People’ that experienced them creatively convey how natural beauty connects people and how metropolitan areas like Dubai and Rome are connected by their inspirational magnificence and innovation.

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