For its 12th edition, Art Dubai introduces 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.
Residents 2018 will present an intimate selection of 10 solo gallery presentations by artists from around the world working across all media. The galleries in this section will be presented in a special exhibition between the two Contemporary gallery halls. The programme aims to support artists by providing a platform to develop their practice and create new work inspired and influenced by their stay in the UAE. Framed within a unique geographical and cultural context, Residents further aims to facilitate exchange and dialogue between artists, local communities and the broader cultural landscape.