Art Dubai Residents

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.

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1×1 Gallery | Dubai

Poonam Jain
Bangalore, 1989
Lives and works in Bombay


Erti Gallery | Tbilisi

Tato Akhalkatsishvili
Tbilisi, 1979
Lives and works in Tbilisi

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Mariane Ibrahim Gallery | Seattle

Zohra Opoku
Altdöbern, 1976
Lives and works in Accra

Farshad Farzankia I Blackboard I 2017 I Acrylic and oil stick on canvas I 210 x 210 cm I 82 x 82 in

Galerie Kornfeld |Berlin

Farshad Farzankia
Tehran, 1980
Lives and work in Copenhagen


Lakum Artspace | Riyadh

Faris Alosaimi
Riyadh, 1991
Lives and works in Riyadh

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The Mine | Dubai

Yasuaki Onishi
Osaka, 1979
Lives and works in Osaka


Öktem & Aykut |Istanbul

Jennifer İpekel
Istanbul, 1988
Lives and works in Istanbul

Iabadiou Piko, Jiwa Jiwa Dibawah Awan Hitam, 2016, Acrylic, bitumen, spray paint, colour pencil on canvas, Courtesy Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin-Orbital Dago, Bandung

Orbital Dago | Bandung

Piko Iabadiou
Prabumulih, 1984
Lives and works in Yogyakarta


The Rooster Gallery | Vilnius

Kristina Alisauskaite
Vilnius, 1984
Lives and works in Vilnius


Tyburn Gallery | London

Victor Ehikhamenor  
Udomi-Uwessan, Edo State, 1970
Lives and works between Lagos and Maryland



José Lerma
Seville, 1971
Lives and works in Chicago, IL, USA