For 2013, Art Dubai invited Lagos-based curator Bisi Silva to select and work with galleries and artspaces located in West Africa. Silva’s programme was curated around the theme of ‘cities in transition’, with a particular focus on the work of dynamic, independent organisations and artists dealing with specific identities and localities.
Bisi Silva selected five spaces to participate in the fair and to work collaboratively with their artists to produce exhibitions for Art Dubai:
Centre for Contemporary Art (Lagos)
Espace doual’art (Douala)
Carpe Diem (Ségou)
Nubuke Foundation (Accra)
Raw Material Company (Dakar)