Art Dubai 2015: participating galleries

Art Dubai 2015: participating galleries

Art Dubai

© Art Dubai.
November 27, 2014

March 18–21, 2015

Art Dubai
Madinat Jumeirah 

–Art Dubai Contemporary features the most global line-up of galleries to date
–Art Dubai Modern expands to include masters from across Africa, as well as the Middle East and South Asia
–Marker, focusing on Latin America, features a dynamic, multidisciplinary programme

Affirming its reputation as the most global of art fairs, the ninth edition of Art Dubai includes 92 galleries from 39 countries. An extraordinarily diverse roster of galleries includes the world’s most influential alongside fresh, upcoming art spaces. 

Art Dubai Contemporary
Galleries participating in Art Dubai Contemporary are selected from several hundred applicants via a lengthy and stringent independent selection process. New galleries exhibiting for the first time include Hannah Barry Gallery (London), Galerie Ccile Fakhoury (Abidjan), Gypsum Gallery (Cairo), Honor Fraser (Los Angeles), Kurimanzutto (Mexico), Jhaveri Contemporary (Mumbai), Galerie Lelong (Paris/New York), mor.charpentier (Paris), Wentrup (Berlin), and Whatiftheworld (Cape Town). 

Several galleries have opted to present ambitious solo and two-person shows within the Contemporary halls: Carroll / Fletcher (London) focus on Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, while Beirut’s Galerie Tanit presents a major installation by Fouad El Khoury and Etel Adnan. Chatterjee & Lal (Mumbai) has a solo of drawings by Nikhil Chopra; Sabrina Amrani Gallery (Madrid) shows Brazilian artist Marlon de Azambuja; and Atassi Gallery (Damascus) has new work by Syrian master Elias Zayat.

Dubai’s Isabelle van den Eynde gives carte blanche to the trio of Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, and presents a solo booth dedicated to Mohammed Kazem. CRG Gallery (New York) and InSitu/Fabienne Leclerc (Paris) join forces to present new work by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige alongside Mark Dion and Jumana Manna, among others.

Galleries returning to Art Dubai in 2015 include Athr Gallery (Jeddah), Experimenter (Kolkata), Galerie Chantal Crousel (Paris), Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), The Third Line (Dubai), Sfeir-Semler (Hamburg / Beirut), Galleria Continua (San Gimignano/Les Moulins/Beijing), Victoria Miro (London), Galleria Franco Noero (Turin), Gallery SKE (New Delhi/Bangalore), Green Art Gallery (Dubai), Grey Noise (Dubai), Carbon 12 (Dubai) and Galerie Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels).

The participating galleries represent the broadest international selection to date.

Art Dubai Modern
Art Dubai Modern is a unique programme featuring artists from Africa, South Asia and the Middle East who proved influential in the 20th century, particularly through the vibrant modern period of the 1940s to 1980s. 

In 2015, Art Dubai Modern grows to include 15 gallery exhibitions, including Shafic Abboud (Lebanon, shown by Beirut’s Agial Gallery), Ngwenya Malangatana (Mozambique, with Gallery of African Art, London), Pakistan’s Shahid Sajjad (Artchowk, Karachi), renowned Moroccan painters Mohamed Melehi and Mohamed Hamidi (Loft Gallery, Casablanca), Jamil Molaeb (Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut), and Manuel Figueira, of Cape Verde (Perve Galeria, Lisbon), among others. A new project space features collages by Iranian photographer Kaveh Golestan.

Marker, Art Dubai’s curated, thematic programme, focuses in 2015 on Latin America and its connections to the Arab world. Curator Ana Luiza Teixeira de Freitas is taking a dynamic, multidisciplinary approach; in a break from previous years, Marker will feature a group show with participation by artists and galleries from across the region, plus project spaces devoted to artists’ books, performance, sound and film. 

About Art Dubai
Art Dubai (March 18–21, 2015) is held in partnership with The Abraaj Group and is sponsored by Emaar. Madinat Jumeirah is home to the event.

Art Dubai Modern is sponsored by Mashreq Private Banking.

The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority is a strategic partner of Art Dubai, and supports the fair’s year-round education programme.

Besides the gallery halls, Art Dubai’s extensive not-for-profit programme includes the Global Art Forum; residencies, site-specific works and commissioned performances; and an exhibition of works by winners of the annual The Abraaj Group Art Prize.

In 2015, the design of the gallery halls is advised by ibda design‘s Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto. 

The John Jones Art on Paper Award is awarded to an artist exhibiting at Art Dubai.

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