Art Dubai would like to thank the following for their support towards Art Dubai 2017:

Galleries Night November 2015, the Junction performance, Alserkal Avenue, Courtesy Angelo


Located in Al Quoz, Dubai, Alserkal Avenue is the region’s foremost arts and culture neighbourhood.

Since it was established in 2007, Alserkal Avenue has grown to become an essential platform for the development of homegrown artistic and cultural initiatives, supporting a vibrant community of contemporary art galleries and alternative art spaces, together with design, media and industrial studios. In 2015, in addition to its commitment to the community, Alserkal Avenue affirmed its position as an arts organisation with the launch of Alserkal Avenue Programming. The programming arm produces an annual homegrown programme for local, regional, and international audiences, working primarily with artists living and working in the MENASA region.

An Artists’ Residency is scheduled to launch in March 2017, further enhancing the organisation’s breadth and scope.


Music On The Avenue, Alserkal Avenue, 2015, courtesy Angelo (1)


Conceptualised by Alserkal Avenue, Concrete is the first building in the UAE to be designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), founded by Rem Koolhaas. A multi-disciplinary space located in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, the adaptability of Concrete and its ability to metamorphose to bring creative visions to life makes it suitable for both international, museum-grade exhibitions as well as unique conceptual fashion, film and corporate events, conferences, and private functions. Covering 600 square metres, the space has multiple distinct configurations and can host up to four separate events at the same time.



Global Art Forum 11 was supported by Dubai Design District (d3).

Dubai Design District, better known as d3, is dedicated to fostering the growth of the Emirate’s design, art and luxury industry. It offers businesses, entrepreneures and individuals a creative community that will be at the very heart of the region’s design scene.



The Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program is supported by The Cultural Office of Her Highness Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Established in early 2013 to serve as the official platform to develop and activate substantial art movements as milestones within the region. Many existing art-related projects have now been directly placed under the cultural office and a lot more of future planned programs will help raise the profile of the pool of talents existing in the region. The Cultural Office combines the best art practices and concepts from around the world and tailors it to respect and preserve our legacy and culture in the Arab world for International recognition.



The design of the gallery halls is advised by Ibda Design, an architecture, urban and interior design practice based in Dubai, led by architects Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto.

Ibda Design is an international Architecture, Urban and Interior Design practice based in Dubai with collaboration offices in Beirut and Tokyo. The firm was founded by Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto. Ibda Design has a multi-disciplinary approach to design, addressing the social, nvironmental, economic and technological aspects of each project in order to tailor a highly specific concept to the given context. Ibda Design develops projects of varying scale and program, approaching each in a unique manner, with the ultimate aim of delivering a distinctive and high quality design. Ibda in arabic means [start].



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