Artist Ashraf Abdullah has been selected as the winner of the 2024-25 Hayy Jameel Façade Commission.

This year, the Façade Commission’s jury – included Curator and visual artist Muhannad Shono; Deputy Director (Arts) at Art Jameel Nora Razian; Founder of Counterspace and Artistic Director of the Islamic Arts Biennale Sumayya Vally; and Associate Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Clare Davies. 

The jury also opted to award a Jury Special Mention to one of the shortlisted proposals in recognition of their originality and bold vision. Congratulations go to Jameelah Mater.

About Ashraf Abdullah

About the Commission 

The Hayy Jameel Façade Commission is an annual programme that gives one artist or collective the opportunity to develop a major public work for the 25-metre “canvas” on the front of the building — a feature integral to the architectural intent. The current edition of the commission was awarded to artist Zahrah AlGhamdi and her piece ‘The Cell’ – on view until Septemper 2024.