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NEWS

Awards

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) announced the launch of the Dunya Contemporary Art Prize and its inaugural winner, Qatari-American artist Sophia al-Maria, on April 24. The new biennial award supports midcareer artists from the Middle East and its diaspora. It includes a USD 100,000 cash prize and an MCA commission.

Portrait of SOPHIA AL-MARIA. Photo by Laura Cugusi. Courtesy Museum of Contemorary Art Chicago.

On May 11, at Sydney’s Art Gallery of New South Wales, Melbourne-based artist Yvette Coppersmith picked up the Archibald Prize for her painting, Self-portrait, After George Lambert

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