FILM 2016



Art Dubai Film is a programme of video and film by and about artists. Besides artists’ video shown in the gallery booths, our not-for-profit programme includes a cinema space at the fair each March, featuring programmes created by guest curators and collaborators.


In 2016, Art Dubai Cinema presented a selection of artists’ films submitted by Art Dubai 2016 participating galleries.


Art Dubai Cinema’s 2016 programming was part of Moving Images, a partnership between Dubai International Film Festival, Sharjah Art Foundation and Art Dubai, dedicated to artists’ films and filmmakers’ art in the Arab world.



Artists’ films included

Youssef Nabil, Saved My Belly Dancer

2015, 12min

Courtesy of the artist and The Third Line (Additional support from Canvas)


Ashim Ahluwalia with Akbar Padamsee, Events in a Cloud Chamber

2016, 23min

Courtesy of the artists and Jhaveri Contemporary


Adel Abidin, Michael

2015, 16min 02 sec

Courtesy of the artist and Lawrie Shabibi

Cinema Saturday featured a rolling programme, running throughout the day.


Nicene Kossentini, Agitation Figée

2014, 3min 40sec

Courtesy of the artist and Selma Feriani Gallery


Resmi Al Kafaji, Travelling Book

2009 – 2014, 3min 14sec

Courtesy of the artist and Albareh Art Gallery


Richard T Walker, an is that isn’t always

2015, 9min 15sec

Courtesy of the artist and Carroll / Fletcher

Anahita Razmi, Middle East Coast West Coast

2014, 23min 04sec

Courtesy of the artist and Carbon 12


Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, Big Rock Candy Mountain

2015, 3min 52sec

Courtesy of the artists and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde


Reynier Leyva Novo, Canción de Ultramar, de la trilogía El país que soñó ser continente / Overseas Song, fromthe trilogy, The country that dreamed of being a continent

2015, 9min 20sec

Courtesy of the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA


Rania Tabbara and Wafa’a Celine, Chantet el Malja2 Halawi

2015, 16min 55sec

Courtesy of the artists and Galerie Janine Rubeiz


Heba Y. Amin, Kama Tohalleq al Teyour / As Birds Flying

2016, 6min 43sec

Courtesy of the artist and Galeri Zilberman


Aikaterini Gegisian, The City / Game 1

2007, 2min

Courtesy of the artist and Kalfayan Galleries

Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind, In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain

2015, 29min

Courtesy of the artists and Lawrie Shabibi


Orkhan Huseynov, Oil Drinking

2011, 3min

Courtesy of the artist and YAY Gallery


Bashar Alhroub, No Exit

2012, 3min 31sec

Courtesy of the artist and Gallery One


Khaled Jarrar, Sea Level

2012, 4min 17sec

Courtesy of the artist and Ayyam Gallery


Orkhan Huseynov, Dancing With No Sound

2011, 3min 31sec

Courtesy of the artist and YAY Gallery


Nasim Nasr, Untitled

2013, 2min 6sec

Courtesy of the artist and GAGPROJECTS: Australia


Jen Liu, The Machinist’s Lament

2014, 17min 47sec

Courtesy of the artist and Upstream Gallery