Art Dubai 2016: Contemporary, 16 Mar 2016 — 19 Mar 2016

Art Dubai 2016: Contemporary

Madinat Jumeirah, Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim Exit 39 (Interchange 4) from Sheikh Zayed Roadi

Art Dubai Contemporary features commercial galleries working in the primary market and established for at least two years.
Always aiming to foreground quality and a curatorial approach, Art Dubai has a close relationship with its galleries: the artists they represent, and the works they select, reconfirm year-on- year the fair’s role as a site of discovery and diversity.

The 2016 fair features 73 galleries from 35 countries, from the world’s most influential galleries to dynamic young art spaces. Likewise, the artists range from emerging and upcoming practitioners from lesser-known art capitals to household names. The works they present cover all artistic media—including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, photography and performance.

The full list of galleries selected for Art Dubai Contemporary 2016:

1×1 Gallery, Dubai
Ag Galerie, Tehran
Agial Art Gallery, Beirut
Aicon Gallery. New York
Albareh Art Gallery, Manama
Sabrina Amrani, Madrid
Artwin Gallery, Moscow / Baku
Athr, Jeddah
Ayyam Gallery, Dubai / Beirut
Blain|Southern, London / Berlin
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris
Carbon 12, Dubai
Carlier Gebauer, Berlin
Carroll / Fletcher, London
Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid
Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai
Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Havana 
Dastan’s Basement, Tehran
East Wing, Dubai
Elmarsa, Tunis / Dubai
Espacio Valverde, Madrid
Experimenter, Kolkata
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai
Galerie Imane Fares, Paris
Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis / London
Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo
Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Rome
GAGProjects, Adelaide 
Gala Gallery, Tbilisi 
Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
Green Art Gallery, Dubai
Grey Noise, Dubai
GVCC, Casablanca
Gypsum Gallery, Cairo
Leila Heller Gallery, New York / Dubai
Galerie Iragui, Moscow 
Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai
Kalfayan Galleries, Athens / Thessaloniki
Khak Gallery, Tehran / Dubai
Krampf Gallery, Istanbul
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Lakeeren, Mumbai
Galerie Lelong, Paris / New York
Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne
Meem Gallery, Dubai
Victoria Miro, London
NK Gallery, Antwerp
Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
Nubuke Foundation, Accra
Gallery One, Ramallah
Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore
Pechersky Gallery, Moscow
Project 88, Mumbai
Rampa, Istanbul
The Rooster Gallery, Vilnius
Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
Sanatorium, Istanbul
Gallery Sarah, Muscat
Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Cologne
Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg / Beirut
Gallery SKE, Bangalore / New Delhi
Silverlens, Malina 
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris / Brussels 
The Third Line, Dubai
Travesia Cuatro, Madrid / Guadalajara
Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam 
Vigo Gallery, London
X-ist, Istanbul
Yay Gallery, Baku
Zawyeh Gallery, Ramallah
Zidoun-Bossuyt, Luxembourg
Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul


This year’s special project space is located in the Contemporary halls: Atassi Foundation for Art and Culture will present a specially commissioned mixed-media exhibition, a tribute to Syrian artists, curated by renowned film director Hala Alabdalla.

Selection Committee

All applications are reviewed by Art Dubai’s Selection Committee, comprised of gallerists and guest curators. The committee discusses each application, basing their final selection on the curatorial strength of the gallery exhibition programme and the gallery’s submitted proposal.

Lorenzo Fiaschi, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin / Havana
Ursula Krinzinger, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Sunny Rahbar, The Third Line, Dubai
Andrée Sfeir-Semler, Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg / Beirut
Kate Fowle, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

This year, Kate Fowle returns as Guest Curator. Fowle is chief curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and director-at-large at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. Previously she was executive director of ICI (2009-13), the inaugural international curator at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2007-08) and chair of the Master’s Program in Curatorial Practice, which she co-founded in 2002 for California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Before moving to the United States Fowle was co-director of Smith + Fowle in London and curator at the Towner Art Gallery and Museum in Eastbourne, East Sussex (1994-96).

Contacts & Details
T: +971 4 563 1400

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