Art Dubai announced the list of galleries participating in its tenth edition, taking place at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, March 16-19, 2016.
Reaffirming its reputation as the most global of art fairs, Art Dubai 2016 features the largest and most internationally diverse line-up to date – with 94 galleries from 40 countries – presenting rare works by Middle Eastern, African and Asian modern masters through to the world’s most notable contemporary artists of today.
“This year marks the tenth edition of the fair, and this anniversary encourages us to reflect on the dramatic growth of the art market and arts scenes of the Middle East, South Asia and Africa over the past decade,” says Antonia Carver, Fair Director. “Art Dubai acts as a catalyst and focal point, locally and for the wider region, and the diverse nature of our programming reflects the central role played by the fair.”
Audiences will discover the work of more than 500 artists representing 70 nationalities, whose work is exhibited by the most influential galleries alongside emerging, independent art spaces. Art Dubai 2016 offers the opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary growth of the arts scenes of the wider region as well as the UAE.
Art Dubai’s tenth edition includes galleries that have exhibited continuously at the fair for the majority of the past decade, evolving with and contributing to the growth of the wider market Art Dubai serves: Agial Art Gallery (Beirut), Elmarsa (Tunis, Dubai), Galleria Continua (San Gimignano, Les Moulins, Beijing, Havana), Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), Sfeir-Semler Gallery (Hamburg, Beirut), Grosvenor Gallery (London), Kalfayan Galleries (Athens, Thessaloniki) and The Third Line (Dubai).
The 2016 edition of Art Dubai is the most geographically diverse to date, with several new countries represented in the gallery line-up, including Georgia, Ghana, Lithuania, Oman, Palestine, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.
- Rafael Lozano Hemme, Pulse Index, installation view, Sydnei, 2010, Courtesy of Carroll Fletcher; photo by Alex Davies
- Maria Thereza Alves, Wake: The Flight of Birds and Peopl, 2015, Courtesy of The Studio
- Art Dubai, 2015 , Courtesy of The Studio, Dubai