Bawwaba returns for its second edition in 2022, curated by Bombay-based cultural theorist and curator Nancy Adajania. Bawwaba highlights Art Dubai’s commitment to a plurality of narratives concerning the global art scene. Adajania interprets the section descriptor ‘Bawwaba’– meaning gateway in Arabic – as an invitation to annotate the ‘offsites’ of global contemporary art, without creating a binary between art from the west and the so-called non-west. The section will feature solo presentations, including artists from Angola, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru and elsewhere, to demonstrate the productive entanglements as well as the distinctive, location-specific explorations from which contemporary art draws its plural energies.
View the complete 2022 Galleries list here.