The 2018 edition of the fair will present an intimate and diverse line-up of 105 galleries from 48 countries, making the coming edition the fair’s largest and most globally diverse to date. Alongside 77 returning galleries, the fair will welcome 28 first-time exhibitors from around the world.

Art Dubai’s Contemporary section will feature 78 galleries from 42 countries in 2018, including first-time participants from Iceland, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan.

Art Dubai Modern 2018 will present a record number of 16 galleries from 14 countries exhibiting works by twentieth century masters. For the first time, Art Dubai Modern will offer the opportunity to see galleries present tightly curated collective exhibitions, in addition to solo and two-artist shows.

The fair’s 2018 edition will also see the launch of Residents, a new gallery programme dedicated to solo presentations from invited galleries whose artists will take part in a 4-8 week residency. The programme will take place in the UAE and encourages artists to immerse themselves in the local art scene to create a body of work which merges their distinct artistic practice with their surroundings. The final works will be on show in the new section of the fair, presented by the artists’ respective galleries.