Art Dubai invites galleries to apply for its ninth edition that runs from March 18 to 21, 2015. Held in partnership with The Abraaj Group, the fair takes place at Madinat Jumeirah.
Art Dubai is known as a particularly innovative event, and one that takes a truly global approach to today’s art world. The leading international fair in the Middle East and South Asia, Art Dubai places an emphasis on maintaining an intimate, human scale while foregrounding quality and diversity. Selected galleries range from world-renowned dealers to upcoming artspaces.
Application deadline: September 15, 2014
Art Dubai features three gallery programmes:
Contemporary includes two exhibition halls dedicated to galleries and art spaces. Proposals are considered by a gallery- and curator-led Selection Committee and the process is highly competitive. Art Dubai Contemporary tends to be extraordinarily diverse. In 2014 the halls featured 70 galleries from 28 countries, from the world’s most influential galleries to dynamic young art spaces. Art Dubai accepts applications from commercial galleries and not-for-profit spaces working in the primary market, established for at least two years.
Modern, launched in 2014, is dedicated to modern masters of the twentieth century, (re)considered through solo and two-person shows. The programme focuses on artists from the Middle East, South Asia and—new in 2015—from across Africa. Art Dubai Modern is devoted to modern art from the Middle East, South Asia and Africa, presented by regionally and internationally based galleries. Proposals are considered and discussed with the applicants by a curatorial board; key advisors to Art Dubai Modern include the renowned historians and curators Savita Apte, Catherine David, Kristine Khouri and Nada Shabout.
Marker is a curated programme within the Contemporary hall, focusing each year on a particular theme or geography. By invitation only, the theme and curator for Marker 2015 will be announced shortly.
The application form is available here. For further information, email Bettina Klein, Exhibitor Relations Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).