Campus Art Dubai is the first and only programme of its kind in the UAE: an intensive six-month seminar and residency programme providing UAE-based artists with the opportunity to develop their practices under the mentorship of world-renowned tutors and showcase their work during Art Week. Following the educational part of the programme, artists participate in a two-month residency, during which they receive support in transforming and developing their initial research ideas into work, which are exhibited in a group show.
During the programme, this year’s CAD 7.0 artists Dima Srouji, Augustine Paredes, Jumairy and Mohamed Khalid examined the role of artists and artist communities within the city. Specifically looking at Dubai, the artists were invited to think of their relationship with the city and how the city’s fabric is tied back to them as artists, and vice versa, how art is tied back to the city.
The culminating group show, “Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Contemporary Art in the City”, focusses on introspection, reflection and self-critique. Dubai Culture & Arts Authority is the Strategic Partner of Campus Art Dubai. Campus Art Dubai is supported by Fondazione Cultura e Arte.