Art Dubai Modern

The fourth edition of Art Dubai Modern presented museum-quality works by masters from the Middle-East, South Asia and Africa, whose work has been influential throughout the 20th century. The section presented 15 galleries with solo or two-artist exhibits.


Art Dubai Modern is advised by a specialist Advisory Committee, made up of renowned curators and historians including:

Savita Apte
Art historian specialising in modern and contemporary South Asian art and former chair of The Abraaj Group Art Prize

Dr. Iftikhar Dadi

Currently associate professor in Cornell University’s Department of History of Art, and author of Modernism and The Art of Muslim South Asia (2010). He serves on the advisory boards of several academic journals and professional organizations

Catherine David

Renowned curator with extensive experience in the Middle East, whose exhibitions include Documenta X, currently Deputy Director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne

Kristine Khouri
Researcher and writer based in Beirut and co-founder of the History of Arab Modernities in the Visual Arts Study Group

Dr. Nada Shabout

Professor of Art History and the Director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Studies Initiative (CAMCSI) at the University of North Texas; she is the founding president of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (AMCA)