With an astounding 91% return rate – the highest to date since its inception in 2009, Abu Dhabi Art's exhibitor list presents leading galleries in five diverse sections highlighting emerging and established names from around the world
20-23 November : UAE Pavilion and Manarat Al Saadiyat , Saadiyat Cultural District, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Fifty leading modern, contemporary art and design galleries from around the world will participate in the fifth edition of Abu Dhabi Art (from 20-23 November) in the UAE Pavilion and Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island this year.
Organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and sponsored by Bank Julius Baer Co. Ltd, Abu Dhabi Art announces a record return rate of galleries, cementing itself as a leading platform for culture and a highly anticipated event on the international arts calendar.
Galleries will exhibit under the five sections: Modern & Contemporary Galleries, Beyond, Design as well as Bidaya (one emerging gallery) and Signature (exhibiting galleries presenting emerging artists). Abu Dhabi Art will be presenting a new project that will allow visitors to ‘discover' artworks by emerging artists and galleries. This will be shown in exhibition format and curated by Fabrice Bousteau as part of the sixth edition of Art, Talks and Sensations.
“This year's applications were overwhelming and we're delighted with the 91% return rate of galleries taking advantage of opportunities offered by Abu Dhabi's growing cultural landscape. Cultivating an art market is an important step in the maturity of any cultural hub and Abu Dhabi Art is one of the many driving forces behind this progress; supporting UAE and regional artists, bringing museum-quality art work to Abu Dhabi and creating a wide array of public programmes,” says Rita Aoun-Abdo, Executive Director, Culture Sector, TCA Abu Dhabi.
The artists and works represented will be accompanied by Public Programme featuring leading figures in the art world (including artists and gallery owners from participating galleries), encouraging audience awareness and involvement, and offering additional experiences through exhibitions, talks, conversations and design workshops as well as Art Zone, a dedicated space for children. Abu Dhabi Art is sponsored by Bank Julius Baer Co. Ltd.
Participating galleries include: AB Gallery | Agial Art Gallery | Art Sawa | ARTSPACE | Atassi Gallery | Athr Gallery | Ayyam Gallery | Bait Muzna Gallery | Carpenters Workshop Gallery | Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, L.L.C. | EOA.Press | Gagosian Gallery | Galeri Zilberman | Galerie Brigitte Schenk Galerie | El Marsa Galerie | Enrico Navarra Galerie | GP & N Vallois | Galerie Janine Rubeiz | Galerie Kashya Hildebrand | Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Galleria Continua | Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde | Hanart TZ Gallery | Hauser & Wirth | Horrach Moya | Hunar Gallery | kamel mennour | Kerlin Gallery | Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery | Lam Art Gallery | Lawrie Shabibi (Bidaya) | Leehwaik Gallery | Leila Heller Gallery | Lisson Gallery | Meem Gallery | October Gallery | Paul Stolper Gallery | Salwa Zeidan Gallery | SFEIR-SEMLER | The Breeder | The Park Gallery | The Third Line | Tina Keng Gallery
For more information or to book in advance for the workshops, go to: www.abudhabiartfair.ae