MOP CAP 2009

Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize / Royal College of Art / London / UK / 2009

Chairman’s MessageMOP CAP is a new prize committed to the delivering the very best in Iranian artistic talent. Entries have been outstanding, with each nominated artist gaining much recognition for their participation. Magic of Persia is particularly indebted to the distinguished nominators and judges who have provided their expertise and their dedication to ensure the success of MOP CAP.
Since 2004, MOP has established a long-standing reputation for the development of cultural initiatives, which express the vibrancy of Iran’s heritage and visual arts scene to global audiences. MOP CAP provides much-needed platform for emerging Iranian artists whose work would otherwise remain hidden from the international art scene.

Shirley Elghanian
October 2009