Art Dubai partnered with Delfina Foundation, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Tashkeel to run Artists-in-Residence (A.i.R) Dubai, an annual residency programme for international and UAE-based artists and curators. A.i.R Dubai supported artists by providing a platform to develop their practice and create new work, while facilitating exchange between the artists, the local communities, and the broader cultural landscape. Through the course of the programme, artists were commissioned to produce site-specific works for Art Dubai Projects, and take part in a series of artists’ talks, workshops, Open Studios, and other outreach and community programmes at Tashkeel, in Al Fahidi and in the city at large.
UAE-based and international artists who took part in A.i.R. Dubai 2016 included:
The four selected artists spent two months in-residence in Dubai, from January to March 2016, working with Art Dubai Projects Curator Yasmina Reggad.