Art Dubai Contemporary

Art Dubai Contemporary is extraordinarily diverse. The 2017 fair featured 79 galleries from 41 countries, from the world’s most influential galleries to dynamic young art spaces. Likewise, the artists ranged from emerging and upcoming practitioners from lesser-known art capitals to household names. The works they presented covered all artistic media—including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, photography and performance.

Applications for Art Dubai Contemporary 2018 are now closed. Art Dubai Contemporary 2019 applications will open in May.


All applications are reviewed by Art Dubai’s Selection Committee, comprised of gallerists and guest curators. The committee discusses each application, basing their final selection on the curatorial strength of the gallery exhibition programme and the gallery’s submitted proposal.

Isabelle van den Eynde, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai

Ursula Krinzinger, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Glenn Scott Wright, Victoria Miro, London

Andrée Sfeir-Semler, Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg / Beirut

Guest curators: Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath