Art Dubai Announces New Selection Committee Members

Words by My Art Guides Editorial Team
June 7, 2016


Three new members to Art Dubai’s gallery Selection and Advisory Committees Glenn Scott Wright (Co-Director, Victoria Miro, London) and Isabelle van den Eynde (Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai) will join the Selection Committee for Art Dubai Contemporary Cornell University’s Iftikhar Dadi joins the Advisory Committee for Art Dubai Modern.

Following the record successes of its tenth anniversary edition in March 2016, Art Dubai is delighted to announce three new members to its gallery Selection and Advisory Committees. The additions include two major international gallerists and a leading art scholar—all with strong ties to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia art scenes. The announcement comes ahead of the competitive gallery open call for the fair’s eleventh edition, taking place March 15-18, 2017 at Madinat Jumeirah.

Co-director of Victoria Miro (London) Glenn Scott Wright and Isabelle van den Eynde (Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai) will join longtime friends of the fair Andrée Sfeir-Semler (Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg / Beirut) and Ursula Krinzinger (Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna) on the Selection Committee for Art Dubai Contemporary, while Cornell University’s Iftikhar Dadi joins the group of renowned curators and art historians Savita Apte, Catherine David, Kristine Khouri and Nada Shabout on the Advisory Committee for Art Dubai Modern, which remains the only gallery programme of its kind, presenting works by the modern masters of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Art Dubai has become known as a global meeting point in the art world, one that each year draws a distinct constituency of artists, curators, collectors, institutional directors and gallerists with a special interest in the art scenes of the region and beyond. The fair remains committed to a rigorous selection process and thoughtful curatorial approach across its gallery programmes: the Contemporary section includes two gallery programmes (Solo, for one or two-artist presentations, or Collective, for more than two artists) while Art Dubai Modern keeps its intimate and highly curated feel, with up to fifteen select presentations.

Myrna Ayad, Fair Director, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Glenn and Isabelle to the Art Dubai Contemporary Selection Committee and Iftikhar to the Art Dubai Modern Advisory Committee. Their renown and expertise in the international art world, coupled with their deeply personal commitments to the region’s art arena, make them exceptional additions to the fair.”

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