Art Dubai’s four gallery sections 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.
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
Art Dubai Modern features presentations by modern masters from the MENASA region. Featuring exceptional works by 20th artists working in specific geo-historical contexts, the section aims to drive new narratives and connections across exhibited presentations and across time.
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 across “The Global South”, via ambitious solo artist presentations.
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.