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The upcoming edition of Art Dubai will be presented across four gallery sections: Contemporary, Modern, Bawwaba and Residents. The sections will drive meaningful engagement with the rich cultural heritage and contemporary art practices from the Middle East and extending to territories across the Asian and African continents as well as Latin America.

View the full list of participating galleries here.


Art Dubai Contemporary showcases galleries from around the world, ranging from emerging art scenes to established centres, presenting solo or group shows and offering new global perspectives to help cultivate a culture of discovery.

Art Dubai Contemporary applications are reviewed by the Art Dubai Selection Committee:

Isabelle van den Eynde, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
Ursula Krinzinger, Galerie Krinzinger
Priyanka Raja, Experimenter
Andrée Sfeir-Semler, Sfeir-Semler Gallery

See the 2020 Contemporary Galleries here


Art Dubai Modern features presentations by modern masters of the 20th Century showcased alongside the Contemporary section, with an aim to contextualise the historical narrative being played out across the booths.

For its 2020 edition, Art Dubai Modern, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, will feature works by 20th Century masters from the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. In a departure from previous years, Modern will showcase solo presentations of museum-quality works by artists from exhibiting galleries.

See the 2020 Modern galleries here


Bawwaba, meaning gateway in Arabic, serves as a portal to discovery of works created in the past year or specifically for the fair, offering visitors a curated reading of current artistic developments across wide geographical scopes via ambitious solo artist presentations.

Bawwaba will return to Art Dubai for its second edition, curated by Bombay-based cultural theorist and curator Nancy Adajania.

See the 2020 Bawwaba galleries here


Residents showcases solo presentations from invited galleries whose artists partake in a six-week residency in the UAE, encouraging artists to immerse themselves in the local art scene and driving meaningful engagement with the rich cultural heritage and contemporary art practices of the region.

In its third iteration at Art Dubai 2020, Residents will focus on contemporary art production from the African continent and is curated by Johannesburg-based independent curator Kabelo Malatsie.

See the 2020 Residents galleries here