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Leila Heller Gallery

Booth B25

Dubai, UAE
New York, USA

Abdul Qader Al Rais,  It Stands Still Series, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 150 x 100 cm
Courtesy of Leila Heller Gallery and the Artist

Since its establishment over three decades ago, Leila Heller Gallery has gained worldwide recognition as a pioneer in promoting creative dialogue and exchange between Western artists and Middle Eastern, Central and Southeast Asian artists. In 2010, the gallery moved from the Upper East Side to its flagship space in Chelsea where it has garnered a reputation for identifying and cultivating the careers of artists leaving a lasting impact on contemporary art and culture. Currently representing a diverse roster of Western and Middle Eastern artists, the gallery is also active in the American, European and Middle Eastern secondary art markets.


In addition to presenting a dynamic exhibition schedule, the gallery actively organizes shows with world-renowned curators, hosts educational panels and film screenings, and produces catalogues and books with scholarly essays. Each year the gallery participates in major international art fairs and stages off-site projects as a platform for exploring new conversations within a wider context of galleries, artists and institutions. The gallery’s represented artists have consistently participated in international museum exhibitions and biennials, and are included in leading institutional collections worldwide.


In November 2015, Leila Heller Gallery opened its first international location in Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue. At 14,000 square feet, the state of the art gallery features three exhibition spaces, making it the largest gallery in the UAE. Showcasing leading regional and international artists, many of whom will be presenting their work in the Middle East for the first time, the gallery is dedicated to supporting the evolving practice of established artists. The gallery has strong innovative curatorial and educational programs with an emphasis on promoting a dialogue between Western and Middle Eastern artists.


Shahzad Hassan Ghazi
Leila Pazooki
Hashel Al Lamki
Aref Montazeri
Marwan Sahmarani
Reza Derakshani
Abdul Qader Al Rais
Sacha Jafri
Naeemeh Kazemi
Tarik Currimbhoy
Zeinab Alhashemi
Farideh Lashai


Ghada Amer
Reza Aramesh
Shoja Azari
Shahram Karimi
Ross Bleckner
Arthur Carter
Loris Cecchini
Noor Ali Chagani
Gordon Cheung
Tony Cragg
Wim Delvoye
Zaha Hadid
Rachel Lee Hovnanian
Richard Hudson
Ran Hwang
Pouran Jinchi
Y.Z. Kami
Moataz Nasr

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Enoc Perez
Rashid Rana
Marwan Sahmarani
Kenny Scharf
Sudarshan Shetty
Philip Taaffe
Mitra Tabrizian
The Bruce High Quality Foundation
Iké Udé
Bill Viola
Jai Young Jeong
Firooz Zahedi
Marcos Grigorian
Farideh Lashai


Leila Heller, Director
Melanie Baer, Associate Director

Dubai, UAE
I-87 Alserkal Avenue
Al Quoz-1
PO Box 413991
T: +971 4 3216942

New York, United States
568 West 25th Street
T: +1 212 249 7695