The Armory Show and Athena Art Finance Corp. are pleased to announce Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (Seattle) as the winner of the inaugural Presents Booth Prize.
From left: Zora Opalka, Benjamin Genocchio, Andrea Danese, and Mariane Ibrahim (Photo: Teddy Wolff)
The Presents Booth Prize, supported in its inaugural year by Athena Art Finance, is a new initiative recognizing an outstanding and innovative gallery presentation within the Presents section of the fair.
By a majority decision, the international jury of collectors and curators awarded Mariane Ibrahim Gallery a $10,000 prize for its exemplary solo-presentation of multi-media works by Zohra Opoku, a German and Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist living and working in Accra. Opoku’s work employs media including installations, photography and video to explore the sophistication of textile cultures in disparate spaces, targeting fashion’s political and psychological role and socio-cultural dynamics in relation to African history and individualistic or societal identities.
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