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
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.
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.
The Northern Lights Film Festival: for her short film Caterpillars & Butterflies 2011
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
2018 // Sacatar Residency: Brazil // SELECTED
2017 // KOOSHK Residency: Iran // SHORTLISTED