Participating galleries for 2022 edition and launch of digital section

Participating galleries for 2022 edition and launch of digital section

Art Dubai

Courtesy of Art Dubai.

January 13, 2022
Participating galleries for 2022 edition and launch of digital section
March 11–13, 2022
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Art Dubai announced the list of participating galleries at its 2022 edition, which will be its most extensive to date. The fair will take place at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai from March 11–13, 2022.

The leading global platform for art and artists from the Middle East and Global South, the 15th edition of Art Dubai will present over 100 galleries from more than 40 countries across four main gallery sections: Contemporary, Modern, Bawwaba and new section Art Dubai Digital. The 2022 fair will include more than 30 first-time participants and over 50% of the gallery programme is drawn from the Global South, reaffirming Art Dubai’s position as the leading marketplace for art from this region.

The fair’s upcoming edition marks the debut of Art Dubai Digital, an innovative new digital art and NFT section that will provide a comprehensive, 360 degree introduction to this fast-developing landscape. This new physical section of the fair will showcase a curated selection of digital artworks presented by 17 leading international galleries and platforms, examining the context out of which NFTs, cryptocurrency, video art and virtual reality (VR) have grown since the rise of digital art in the 1980s. The programme will be accompanied by an extensive talks and education programme, including the 15th edition of Global Art Forum.

Art Dubai’s Artistic Director Pablo del Val:
“Art Dubai is a truly global fair, and this is reflected in both the quality and geographic spread of the galleries participating in our 2022 edition, which will be our largest to date. That so much of the programme is drawn from the Global South highlights the increased interest in and appetite for collecting non-Western art, the strengthening of the gallery scene beyond the traditional centres of the art world, and the role Art Dubai plays as a platform for the region. We are particularly pleased to launch Art Dubai Digital, which will provide an important and needed bridge between the rapidly-developing global crypto-sphere and the international art market.”

Art Dubai is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Art Dubai is held in partnership with A.R.M. Holding. The fair is sponsored by Julius Baer. The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is the fair’s strategic partner.

View the list of galleries participating in Art Dubai 2022 here.

Art Dubai 2022 gallery programme:

Art Dubai Contemporary 2022 will feature 77 galleries from 33 countries, and will welcome 15 first-time exhibitors in 2022.

Art Dubai Modern 2022 is curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath and will feature solo presentations of museum-quality works by 20th century masters from the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.

Bawwaba—meaning gateway in Arabic and exclusively featuring works made in the past year or specifically for the fair – is curated by cultural theorist and independent curator Nancy Adajania, and will feature ten solo presentations, including six first-time exhibitors.

Art Dubai Digital—new section Art Dubai Digital will include a gallery section curated by Chris Fussner, Web3 specialist and Director of Tropical Futures Institute (Cebu, Philippines), with participants representing a broad geographic base and featuring both traditional galleries and digital platforms.

About Art Dubai
Founded in 2007, Art Dubai is the premier platform to see and buy modern and contemporary art from the Global South. Featuring Contemporary and Modern gallery sections, annual artist commissions and year-round collector and education programmes, Art Dubai champions art and artists from across the Global South, providing a relevant and increasingly important alternative to mainstream, largely Western-led narratives.

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