Patron

Late 2014 - present Aseelah AB // Muscat Oman

Aseelah AB is a creative chef and artist who met Estabrak back in 2005, whilst they were both studying for a Foundation diploma at Central Saint Martin's college of art & design, London UK. Through a firm bond between their mutual love for arts, music & culture, an unbeatable relationship was made between the two women, encouraging each other to pursue their individual talents, ambitions & dreams. Since 2014, Aseelah has been Estabrak's Patron in Muscat, Aseelahs home town, offering a space for Estabrak to create her works in a private beach front studio in an undisclosed location. Without this space, studio & continued support, Estabrak's current line of works would not be possible. Aseelah AB, we salute you!

 

Awards / Grants, Sponsorship's & Special Commissions / Official Selections / Shortlists 

Awards:

Art Jameel Photographic Award: 2nd Prize winner for the limited edition photograph 'Sayed' from 'Omanis Under Water' 2015

IdeasTap & Black Bull Films: Competition winner for 'SLICK' theatre production crew 2011

Northern Lights Film Festival: 2nd prize for her short film Caterpillars & Butterflies 2011

 

Grants, Sponsorship's & Special Commissions:

AFAC Performing Arts 2016 Grant  to continue parts 02 & 03 of my unique performance based LPP (Live.Projection.Painting) work 'Tales of the Mother Tongue'. Part 01 was originally showcased at the The 6th Marrakech Biennale 2016 (MB6). AFAC is 'Arab Fund for Arts and Culture'.

Al-Manahil Books, Muscat from 2016-present, Al Manahil have supported Estabrak's research by providing her with accessibility to hard to find international books and local material.

Mawa3eed' travel grant for my first performance of 'Tales of the Mother Tongue' @ Biennale participation; The 6th Marrakech Biennale 2016 (MB6)

Private travel grant for a return flight to and from Muscat to London to attend the Royal Academy of the Arts Summer Exhibition 2016

Alserkal full sponsorship for travel and production costs to partake in 'The Alserkal Cultural Foundations first SIKKA arts fair at Heritage House in Dubai, 2015.

ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action): For creating a special commission for an installation in response to 'The State of the Humanitarian System Report'. This work would later be presented to the UN in New York and to the Red Cross headquarters in Geneva.

The Helen Tetlow Memorial Fund sponsorship for creation of 'Self Portrait with Aunt and Rebecca' to be showcased at TATE BRITAIN as part of a selected imagine art after exhibition.

 

Official Selections

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2016: Sayed from the limited edition photograph 'Sayed' from 'Omanis Under Water' 2016

Vantage Point 04 / Sharjah Arts Foundation: Multiple photographic works selected for group exhibition 2016

The Marrakesh Biennale 2016 (MB6): 'Tales of the Mother Tongue' a new LPP (Live.Projection.Painting) created for MB6, officially selected to be apart of the 'Parallel Projects' program

ARTROOMS2016: Selected works from Estabrak's 'Omanis Under Water' photographic series.

7th Zebra Poetry Film Festival: For the showcasing of her film 'The Masters Revenge' A film made for Anthony Anaxagorou's poem by the same title.

The Northern Lights Film Festival: for her short film Caterpillars & Butterflies 2011

 

Shortlists

International Emerging Artist Award (4th Edition): Dubai, UAE with photos form my limited edition underwater series Omanis Under Water 2016

Foci magazine: Shortlisted for feature publication 2016

 

Residencies:

2018 // Sacatar Residency: Brazil //  SELECTED

2017 // SEAS (Socially Engaged Art Salon) Residency: Brighton -UK // SELECTED

2017 // KOOSHK Residency: Iran // SHORTLISTED