Jameel Prize 3, 2013

Islamic Art & Design Prize exhibition

11 Dec 2013
21 Apr 2014

install-view2_1000 - Jameel Prize 3: Exhibition view © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Victoria and Albert Museum

Dice Kayek has won the £25,000 Jameel Prize 3 for Istanbul Contrast, a collection of garments that evoke Istanbul’s architectural and artistic heritage. The judges felt that Dice Kayek’s work demonstrates how vibrant and creative Islamic traditions continue to be today. Their translation of architectural ideas into fashion shows how Islamic traditions can still transfer from one art form to another, as they did in the past. Ece and Ayşe Ege were presented with the prize by Martin Roth, Director of the V&A and Fady Jameel, President of Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI) at an awards ceremony at the V&A on Tuesday 10 December.

The work of the shortlisted artists and designers will be shown at the V&A from 11 December 2013 until 21 April 2014. Although the shortlist is diverse, all the artists and designers are directly inspired by sources rooted in the Islamic tradition. The works on show will range from Arabic typography and calligraphy to fashion inspired by the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul and from social design and video installation to delicate and precise miniature drawings.

The shortlisted artists: Faig Ahmed, Nada Debs, Mounir Fatmi, Rahul Jain, Dice Kayek, Waqas Khan, Laurent Mareschal, Nasser Al Salem, Florie Salnot, Pascal Zoghbi


About the judges

Award-winning architect Dame Zaha Hadid is Patron of the Jameel Prize. The judges are:
Thomas Heatherwick, designer and founder of Heatherwick Studio
Rashid Koraïchi, winner of the Jameel Prize 2011
Martin Roth, V&A Director
Nada Shabout, Associate Professor of Art History and the Director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute (CAMCSI) at the University of North Texas, USA
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, Founding Director of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography

Location: The Porter Gallery
Admission Free
Exhibition opening times
11 December 2013 – 21 April 2014
Daily 10.00–17.30
Friday 10.00–21.30
Exhibition closes 15 minutes prior to the Museum closing
Closed 24 – 26 December 2013
Closed until 12.00 on 7 January 2014
Late night opening

For more information about the prize and exhibition please visit the official page on the V&A Museum's website: