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Art Dubai is one of the world’s most prominent art fairs, presenting the best of cultural production across the Global South, ranging from Modernist to Contemporary established and emerging artists, alongside a dynamic program of commissioned works, cultural experiences, and talks.

After being postponed in 2020, art connoisseurs and aesthetes all over the globe look forward to this spectacle this year which will showcase a multitude of contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs, and more.

Date and venue

The 14th edition of Art Dubai will return to Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre, Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim, Dubai. It will be open to the public on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 16, Preview (by invitation only)
  • Wednesday, March 17, Preview (by invitation only)
  • Thursday, March 18
  • Friday, March 19
  • Saturday, March 20

Gallery list

Featuring three gallery sections (Contemporary, Modern, and Bawwaba), the fair drives meaningful engagement with the rich cultural heritage and contemporary art practices of the region and extending to territories across Southeast and Central Asia, the African continent, and Latin America.

Contemporary

Art Dubai Contemporary showcases galleries worldwide, ranging from emerging art scenes to established centers, presenting solo or group shows, and offering new global perspectives to cultivate a culture of discovery. View the below list to discover the participants from across the globe.

  • +2, Tehran
  • Gallery 1957, Accra
  • Addis Fine Art, Addis Ababa/London
  • Aicon Art, New York
  • Akka Project, Venice/Dubai
  • Galería Albarrán Bourdais, Madrid
  • Sabrina Amrani, Madrid
  • Gallery ArtBeat, Tbilisi
  • Aspan Gallery, Almaty
  • Athr Gallery, Jeddah
  • Ayyam Gallery, Dubai
  • Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut
  • Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi
  • Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Marrakech
  • GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano/Beijing/Les Moulins/Havana/Rome/São Paulo
  • Custot Gallery Dubai, Dubai
  • DAR D’ART Gallery, Tangier
  • Dastan’s Basement. Tehran
  • Experimenter, Kolkata
  • Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai
  • Gazelli Art House, Baku/London
  • Hafez Gallery, Jeddah
  • Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai/New York
  • Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London / Berlin / Nevlunghavn / Schloss Görne
  • Khak Gallery, Tehran
  • Galerie Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz/Venice
  • Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin
  • Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
  • Gallery Latitude 28, New Delhi
  • Anna Laudel, Istanbul/Düsseldorf
  • Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai
  • Loft Art Gallery, Casablanca
  • Meem Gallery, Dubai
  • Galerie Mitterrand, Paris
  • Mohsen Gallery, Tehran
  • Mono Gallery, Riyadh
  • Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels
  • Giorgio Persano, Turin
  • Rele Gallery, Lagos
  • RONCHINI, London
  • The Rooster Gallery, Vilnius
  • Rosenfeld, London
  • SANATORIUM, Istanbul
  • Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg
  • Silverlens, Manila
  • Stems Gallery, Brussels
  • Walter Storms Galerie, Munich
  • TEMPLON, Paris/Brussels
  • The Third Line, Dubai
  • Tropical Futures Institute, Mandaue
  • Wadi Finan Art Gallery, Amman
  • x-ist, Istanbul
  • Yusto/Giner, Marbella
  • Zawyeh Gallery, Ramallah/Dubai
  • Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg
  • Zilberman, Istanbul/Berlin

 

Modern 

Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, Art Dubai Modern features solo presentations by modern masters from the MENASA ( Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia) 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. Given below is the list of galleries participating in the event.

  • Agial Art Gallery, Beirut
  • Aicon Art, New York
  • Sabrina Amrani, Madrid
  • ArtTalks | Egypt, Cairo
  • Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Marrakech
  • Dirimart, Istanbul
  • ELMARSA GALLERY, Dubai/Tunis
  • Eye for Art, Houston
  • Mark Hachem, Beirut/Paris/New York
  • Hafez Gallery, Jeddah
  • Kanafani Art Gallery, Cairo
  • Le Violon Bleu, Tunis
  • Gallery Misr, Cairo
  • Gallery One, Ramallah
  • Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg
  • TAFETA, London/Lagos

Bawwaba

Bawwaba, meaning gateway in Arabic, serves as a portal to discovering works created in the past year or specifically for the fair, offering visitors a curated reading of current artistic developments across broad geographical scopes across” The Global South” via ambitious solo artist presentations. Curated by Nancy Adajania, the event will showcase the following list of galleries and artists: 

Galleries

  • Blueprint12, New Delhi
  • Canvas Gallery, Karachi
  • NATURE MORTE, New Delhi 
  • SARADIPOUR Art Gallery, Los Angeles 
  • Galerie—Peter—Sillem, Frankfurt 
  • Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi 
  • Vermelho, São Paulo 
  • Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu Dhabi

Exhibiting artists

  • Youdhisthir Maharjan (Nepal, 1984)
  • Adeela Suleman (Pakistan, 1970)
  • Tanya Goel (India, 1985)
  • Moslem Khezri (Iran, 1984)
  • Alia Ali (Yemen, Bosnia & USA 1985)
  • Ranbir Kaleka (India, 1953)
  • Tania Candiani (Mexico, 1974)
  • Hussain Sharif (UAE, 1961)

COVID 19 safety measures 

Art Dubai will follow UAE government protocols and adhere to the health and safety measures in response to COVID-19. These measures include steps taken to ensure physical distancing, capacity management, regular temperature checks, and contact tracing protocols, among other procedures.

Visitor numbers will be limited to ensure the comfort and safety of all. Guests are required to wear masks and to follow social distancing guidelines when visiting Art Dubai.