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Art Dubai is one of the world’s most prominent art fairs, presenting the best of cultural production across the Middle East and Global South, ranging from Modernist to Contemporary established and emerging artists, alongside a dynamic program of commissioned works, cultural experiences, and talks.
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 16th edition of Art Dubai, will take place in Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai from March 3 to 5, 2023. Below is the daily opening time of Art Dubai 2023:
- Wednesday, March 1: 2 PM – 9 PM (by invitation only)
- Thursday, March 2: 2 PM – 9 PM (by invitation only)
- Friday, March 3: 2 PM – 9 PM
- Saturday, March 4: 2 PM – 9 PM
- Sunday, March 5: 12 PM – 6 PM
1-Day ticket: AED 90
3-Day ticket (March 3-5): AED 150
50% of all online ticket sales will be donated to charities supporting victims of the Turkey-Syria earthquake.
Free entry for children (aged 18 and under) and university students. A valid ID is required. All ticket buyers will be entered into a draw offering the chance to win a VIP invitation (admitting 2 people) for the exclusive Patrons’ Preview of Art Dubai in spring 2024. Winner will be randomly selected and notified by email by 31 March 2023.
After parties tickets are available for those above 21 years old, and entry is for free.
The gallery program for Art Dubai 2023 will include over 130 presentations from more than 40 nations and six continents spread over four categories: contemporary, modern, bawwaba (showing only new work), and art dubai digital. More than 30 first-timers will also take part in the program.
About 60% of our exhibitors are from the Global South, from Buenos Aires to Singapore and from Accra to Kolkata. 16 first-time exhibitors will be among the 72 galleries from 33 different nations that make up Art Dubai Contemporary, and we will be making our strongest-ever presentations from South Asia and Africa. We are also happy to announce the largest-ever involvement of galleries and artists from Dubai, which reflects the local art scene’s ongoing development.
Mouna Mekouar, a curator and critic based in Paris, and Lorenzo Giusti, an art historian from Italy, are responsible for curating the 2023 edition of Art Dubai Modern. The exhibition will include solo presentations by the region’s Modern masters and will continue Art Dubai’s commitment to scholarly curating and art historical investigation. The selection focuses on artists from the MENASA region who were pioneers of contemporary art in the 1960s and 1970s and whose works have since played a significant role in contemporary art and reflect the region’s cultural diversity and depth.
The Bawwaba segment of Art Dubai’s 2023 edition is being directed by Bangkok-based curator Vipash Purichanont and will feature solo exhibitions by 11 artists from the Global South. This section examines how these modern artists incorporate sociocultural themes into their works in a variety of media, including painting, tapestry, video, and performance.
The extended Art Dubai Digital, which we introduced in 2022 to both critical and financial success, will debut in Art Dubai 2023. The 2023 edition of Art Dubai Digital, which is being organized by Singaporean educator and arts writer Clara Che Wei Peh, will showcase a number of the most cutting-edge digital platforms, virtual art spaces, artist collectives, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), and conventional brick and mortar galleries, whose programs are challenging and advancing new models for artistic production and support.
For more details on the exhibitors, click here.