Art Dubai 2019 will feature the second edition of Residents, dedicated to solo presentations from invited galleries whose artists will take part in a 4-8 week residency in the UAE. For the 2019 edition, Residents will focus on Latin America. The programme 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. Participation in Art Dubai Residents is by invitation only.

Section Curators:

Brazilian Fernanda Brenner, Founder and Artistic Director of São Paulo-based contemporary art space Pivô and one of the most influential curators in Latin America, will co-curate the expanded Residents section of the fair that this year will focus on Latin America.

Emirati curator Munira Al Sayegh, a well-established name in the UAE art scene, will both co-curate Residents and work with the Campus Art Dubai 7.0 cohort, who will create a body of work that will be exhibited during the fair.

Should you have any questions please email Genna Daya,

Poonam Jain, 1×1-Art-Gallery, Art Dubai Residents 2018, Courtesy of Photo-Solutions


FERNANDA BRENNER (Brazil, 1986) is an independent curator based in São Paulo. In 2012 she founded Pivô, a nonprofit contemporary art space in São Paulo, where she serves as artistic director. Since its inception, Pivô has enabled over 70 projects, including exhibitions, workshops and an ongoing studio program, hosting over 250 artists from 20 different countries. Among them: Cildo Meireles, Mario Garcia Torres, Haroon Mirza, Erika Verzutti, Lucas Arruda, Rodrigo Hernandez, Danilo Dueñas, Anna Maria Maiolino, Laura Lima and Alexandre da Cunha. Brenner curated So Far So Good at White Cube in São Paulo (2015), and Neither at Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2017) and most recently Caixa Preta (2018) at Fudação Iberê Camargo in Porto Alegre, along with Bernando de Souza, Veronica Stigger and Eduardo Sterzi. She is a contributing editor for Frieze, and her writings have appeared in a number of catalogues and publications such as ArtReview, Mousse, Terremoto and The Exhibitionist, where she is a member of the editorial board. Brenner is listed by Artsy as one of the 20 most influential curators in Latin America and was included in the 2017 Apollo Magazine 40 under 40 Global ranking.

MUNIRA AL SAYEGH (UAE, 1983) holds an undergraduate degree from University of London’s School of African and Oriental Studies in History of Art and Archaeology, with a focus on the Middle East. After graduating, Al Sayegh interned with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in the Educational and Developmental departments. Once she moved back to Abu Dhabi, Al Sayegh worked with New York University Abu Dhabi as an assistant producer on the FIND project in 2012. From that she continued on, as co-curator of Art Dubai Projects 2014, assistant curator of Emirati Expressions 2015, and curator of Bayn: the in-between, the third edition of U.A.E Unlimited 2017. Al Sayegh worked on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project as a programmes officer from 2015-2017 and curated Abu Dhabi Art Talks program 2017. Al Sayegh sits on the advisory council board of the NYUAD gallery. She has participated in various panels, lectures and has published articles on the contemporary art scene of the region.