Prince Claus Award for Reza Abedini

September 2006 -

Iranian graphic designer Reza Abedini will receive the Prince Claus Award, a sum of € 100,000.00, in the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam on 13 December 2006. Reza Abedini teaches graphic design and visual culture at the University of Teheran, and also works as an independent art director. He is the driving force behind the Iranian Biennial for graphic design.


Conference poster by Reza Abedini

Abedini will receive the award in recognition of his personal creativity in the production of special graphic designs, as well as for the personal manner in which he applies and redefines the knowledge and accomplishments of Iran’s artistic heritage, thus making them highly interesting. The award also focuses attention on the diversity of both the historical and the modern Iranian culture, recognising the impact of graphic design as an influential international means of communication.

The Prince Claus Fund is celebrating its tenth year. The birthday will be celebrated on 6 September with an African fashion show on the square in front of the entrance to the Dutch Parliament. Well-known Senegalese fashion designer Oumou Sy will show her newest creations. Attendance is free of charge.
One day later the photography museum in Amsterdam will open the exposition Portrait Photographs from Isfahan. The fund will be organising an international conference on cultural emergency response in The Hague on 25 and 26 September.

More information on the celebration activities can be found on the Prince Claus Fund website.