Fully Booked serves as a platform to consider the medium of the artist book as a “multi-site”—a tactile, portable, and accessible form. The intention of the fair is to foster meaningful cultural exchanges between regional and international artist publishers, as well as the cultural practitioners and visitors present in Dubai during Art Week.
Fully Booked will be open as a fair from March 13–18th, 2017, with the opening night on March 13th. The fair coincides with Dubai Art Week and the openings of the eleventh edition of the Art Dubai fair and the thirteenth Sharjah Biennial.
Fair programming, including artwork, film screenings, workshops, and talks, has been developed in partnership with the UK-based Crossway Foundation and Edge of Arabia, with a special focus on UAE-UK artists (to coincide with the UK-UAE Year of Culture).
Participating artists, designers, publishers, and film-makers include:
Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (UAE), Ahmed Mater (KSA), Al Braithwaite (UK), Alice Taranto (USA), ALL–IN (USA), Alserkal Avenue Galleries (UAE), Amro Thabit (EGYPT), Areej Kaoud (UAE), Arts & Sciences Projects (USA), ARTtitude (FRANCE), Azim Al Ghussein (USA), BEBA Editions (EGYPT), Blind Arch (USA), Book of Palms (USA), Brianna Burke (USA), Charisse ‘Dadis’ Melliza (UAE), David Puig & Manar Moursi (EGYPT), Draw Down (USA), Editorial Vortex (CHILE), Elfi Seidel (NETHERLANDS), Elise Drake (USA), Eman AlEghfeli (UAE), Eman AlHashemi (UAE), Endless Editions (USA), Fikra Design Studio (UAE), Floki Gauvry (ARGENTINA), Geoffrey Owen Miller (USA), Georgie Weedon (UK), Gharem Studio (KSA), Gloria Glitzer (GERMANY), GRRRR (SWITZERLAND), Han Yun Liang (TAIWAN), Hauser & Wirth Publishers (SWITZERLAND), Henry Hemming (UK), Husam al-Sayed (PALESTINE), INVERSES (CANADA), Jaffat El Aqlam (UAE), Jiwon Song (USA), Journal of Art Criticism (USA), Kahlil Irving and Work/Play (USA), Khaled Jarrar (PALESTINE), Khalid Albaih (SUDAN), Lal Bahcecioglu (USA), Lesley Wamsley (USA), Lost Alphabet (USA), Lujain Abulfaraj (UAE), Metrodogs Publications (USA), Moaza Matar (UAE), Nasir Nasrallah (UAE), Nasser Alzayani (UAE), Natalia Nakazawa (USA), No LaB (TURKEY), Nouf AlHimiary (KSA), Nugamshi (KSA), Pacific (USA), Papersafe (USA), Roman Nvmerals (USA), Salar (IRAN), Same Paper (CHINA), Sara Ouhaddou (MOROCCO), Sarah Alfarhan (UAE), Selina Doroshenko (USA), Shannon LaRue (USA), Siwar Kraytem (LEBANON), Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton (GERMANY), Stephen Stapleton (UK), Steve Sabella (GERMANY), Tarek Refaat (EGYPT), Tashkeel (UAE), Till Cremer (GERMANY), Tom Baggaley (UAE), Tse Tse Fly Middle East (UAE), Tulip Hazbar (UAE), Tyma Hezam (SYRIA), Waraq (LEBANON), Will Ferguson (USA), Yusef AlAhmad (KSA), Zatara Press (USA).
Opening times: 10am – 10pm
Vernissage: 6pm – 10pm
Opening times: 10am – 7pm
The fair continues through the weekend and is open to the public.
Opening times: 10am – 7pm
The space remains open solely as an art book exhibition with normal gallery hours (no vendors).