Alserkal Avenue

Founded in 2007, Alserkal Avenue is the region’s foremost arts hub, bringing together collaborators from diverse artistic disciplines and encouraging open dialogue, the sharing of ideas and the ability to collaborate to develop them.

Founded by Emirati businessman and patron, Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, in 2007, Alserkal is a socially responsible cultural enterprise, which is deeply engaged with the arts locally, regionally and internationally. ThroughAlserkal Avenue, its renowned cultural district of contemporary art galleries, non-profit organizations and homegrown businesses, Alserkal has cultivated a creative economy in Dubai, supporting cultural production and spearheading disruptive business models, including the OMA-designed, Concrete, a state-of-the-art exhibitions and alternative space. In addition, Alserkal supportspublic art commissions, residencies, research grants and educational programs through its nonprofit, Alserkal Arts Foundation.

Alserkal Avenue
Established by Alserkal in 2008, Alserkal Avenue is a renowned cultural district of contemporary art galleries, non-profit organisations, and homegrown businesses in the Al Quoz industrial area of Dubai. Spread across 500,000 square feet, Alserkal Avenue is a vibrant community of visual and performing arts organisations, designers, and artisanal spaces that have become an essential platform for the development of the creative industries in the United Arab Emirates. As one of the region’s foremost platforms for contemporary art, Alserkal Avenue provides cultural experiences for local, regional, and international audiences.

Alserkal Avenue features Concrete, a multi-disciplinary space conceptualised and programmed by Alserkal. Concrete was inaugurated in 2017 as the first building in the UAE to be completed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), founded by Rem Koolhaas. An adaptable venue, Concrete’s ability to metamorphose to bring creative visions to life makes it suitable for international, museum-grade exhibitions as well as events across art, design, fashion and the performing arts.

Concrete has been shortlisted for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, marking the first time a project in Dubai has been shortlisted for this prestigious award. This is also the first time a project by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture has been shortlisted.

Alserkal Arts Foundation
The Alserkal Arts Foundation supports socially engaged, multi-disciplinary practices and facilitates cross-cultural exchange through its four core initiatives: public art commissions, residencies, research grants and educational programs. The Foundation offers cultural practitioners – either based in Dubai, or whose practice critically investigates themes pertinent to the region’s artistic community – opportunities for research, scholarship, and artistic production. All of Alserkal Arts Foundation’s activities are supported byAlserkal, an Emirati family business spearheaded by Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal.

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Past Exhibitions
Farhad Moshiri Book Launch/Exhibition
This spring, Skira will be publishing the first major monograph devoted to the contemporary Iranian artist,...
14 Mar 2016 - 19 Mar 2016
Alserkal Avenue Programming Commissions
Alserkal Avenue Programming unveils five new site-specific artist commissions that explore the industrial...
14 Mar 2016 - 23 Apr 2016
Zahra Al-Ghamdi
Zahra Al Ghamdi grew up in the Southwestern region of Saudi Arabia surrounded by traditional domestic...
15 Mar 2016 - 19 Mar 2016
Issam Kourbaj: Another Day Lost
“Another Day Lost” is an exhibition of installations by Syrian-born, UK-based artist, Issam...
15 Mar 2016 - 19 Mar 2016
Art Barter
This pop-up exhibition takes place at Warehouse 60 in Alserkal Avenue. As a show where money is useless,...
15 Mar 2016 - 19 Mar 2016
Jessica Mein: Topologies
Topologies, by Jessica Mein is a work commissioned by Alserkal Avenue that seeks to index, categorize...
14 Mar 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
Fari Bradley & Chris Weaver: Tracing the Chora
As part of our Art Week activities, Alserkal Avenue Programming presents Tracing the Chora, a commissioned...
14 Mar 2016 - 23 Apr 2016
Vikram Divecha: Warehouse Project
As part of our Art Week programming and commissions, Vikram Divecha’s Warehouse Project conflates art,...
14 Mar 2016 - 11 Jun 2016
Mohammed Kazem: My Neighbours
Alserkal Avenue Programming presents a commission by Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem, to be revealed as...
14 Mar 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
Raja’a Khalid: Change Your Life
Raja’a Khalid will debut “Change Your Life”, which critiques a fashionable practice of...
13 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
1101: A Social Experiment by Abdulrahman Gazzaz
1101 is a participatory social experiment based around contemporary value systems in the art world presented...
19 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018