Veteran Sudan Artist ‘Honoured to Get Dutch Award’

Veteran Sudan Artist ‘Honoured to Get Dutch Award’
Veteran Sudan Artist ‘Honoured to Get Dutch Award’

Sudan’s renowned octogenarian artist Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq has said she is greatly honoured to become a Prince Claus laureate – an annual award in the Netherlands that recognises contributions to contemporary culture.

The pioneer and feminist icon was one of the founders of the Khartoum School, a modernist art movement in the 1960s in newly independent Sudan.

She told BBC Focus on Africa radio that she had no idea she was going to get the Dutch award, announced on 4 September.

“Ishaq has remained active in organising exhibitions with younger generations of women artists. Hence her participation in current social movements where women play a central, visible role. She continues to be an intellectual catalyst and inspirational force among a younger generation of Sudanese artists,” said the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development.


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