Residents 2018

The fair’s 2018 edition saw the launch of Residents, a one-of-a-kind 4-8 week residency programme for international artists, invited to the UAE to immerse themselves in the local art scene and create a body of work which merges their distinct artistic practice with their surroundings. Works produced during this time were presented in the final exhibition at the fair. The section presented an intimate selection of 11 solo gallery presentations by artists from around the world working across all media.


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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

Iabadiou Piko
Prabumulih, 1984
Lives and works in Yogyakarta

José Lerma, Untitled (Eyes) 2014, Courtesy of the artist and Roberto Paradise


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


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