On May 2013 the Qatar Museums Authority and Fondazione Prada announce the launch of Curate, a global competition to find new curating talent. The first of its kind, Curate opens up and challenges people’s ideas of what an exhibition can be, providing one winner with the unprecedented opportunity to curate their own exhibition, the exhibition of their dreams.
A world-renowned Jury evaluated ideas on their creativity and social significance, rewarding those with a contemporary and culturally relevant point of view. Their aim was to select an exemplary exhibition that is both far¬sighted and critical to the future. Participation in the competition was not limited to aspiring or established curators, but is open to anyone with a great concept for creative expression, with the emphasis on encouraging young people to compete, whether as individuals or as collaborative groups.
The winners of the first edition of the competition are Evelyn Simons (with the project The Border), Adnan Yldiz (with Mutterzunge) and Michael Wang (with Extinct in the Wild).
Jury members are Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson, Qatar Museums Authority; Miuccia Prada, President, Fondazione Prada; Rem Koolhaas, architect, urban theorist, founder, OMA; Nadine Labaki, Lebanese film-maker and actress; Nawal El Moutawakel, the first woman from a Muslim majority country to win an Olympic gold medal; and Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director, Serpentine Gallery, London.