Art Dubai 2015

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The season of art fairs is in its peak, with many extraordinary events, such as ARCO Madrid or Art Basel Hong Kong that already took place. Another amazing art fair is approaching – Art Dubai 2015. Art Dubai is the leading international art fair in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. This year, Art Dubai celebrates its ninth edition.  The art fair is held under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai. Over the last eight years, Art Dubai has become a cornerstone of the region’s booming contemporary art community. The program of this year’s edition is truly amazing. Around 90 galleries from UAE and around the world feature Art Dubai 2015, across three special programs: Contemporary; Modern that is devoted to masters from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia; and Marker, which is a curated section of art spaces that focuses each year on a particular theme or geography. The art fair also includes many not-for-profit programs, such as commissioned projects, film and radio programs; artists’ and curators’ residencies; educational initiatives for children through to professionals, including the year-round art school Campus Art Dubai; an annual exhibition of works by winners of The Abraaj Group Art Prize; and the critically-acclaimed Global Art Forum.

 

James Clar and UBIK, Oil and Texture at Art Dubai 2012

James Clar and UBIK, Oil and Texture at Art Dubai 2012

 

Art Dubai 2015 Highlights

This year Art Dubai will have 92 galleries representing 40 countries. With an amazing list of galleries and artists participating in the art fair, the additional program is extraordinary as well. Global Art Forum, founded by Art Dubai, will begin in Kuwait, before coming to Dubai. The ninth edition of the Global Art Forum takes on the theme of technologies and their impact on the world of art and culture. Entitled Download Update?, the Forum is co-directed by Turi Munthe and Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, with Shumon Basar as Director-at-Large. Another highlight is RCA Secret Dubai, introduced by Paul Smith – an exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks by regional and internationally acclaimed artists and designers, plus up-and-coming graduates from the Royal College of Art. For collectors, this is a chance to get original works of art for a small price, while supporting students at a formative time in their careers. Each postcard in RCA Secret Dubai is signed only on the back, so collectors don’t know the identity of the artists until they have made their purchase. Art Dubai 2015 Marker Program, another highlight of the art fair, focus on Latin America, and the connections between this region and the Arab world–from hundreds of years of migration to today’s trading relationships, via a shared sensibility and approach to art practices. Curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, Marker takes – for the first time – a multidisciplinary approach, dwelling on its broad theme through honed, specific lines of enquiry. The program, located within the Art Dubai Contemporary gallery halls, includes artists’ books, performance, sound projects and film, as well as drawing, painting and installation.

 

Global Art Forum, 2014

Global Art Forum, 2014

 

Contemporary and Modern Art Program

The list of galleries participating in Art Dubai 2015 is quite extraordinary. Among participating galleries in contemporary art section are: Aicon Gallery from New York, Hannah Barry Gallery from London, Laura Bulian Gallery from Milan, Green Art Gallery from Dubai, Leila Heller Gallery from New York, In Situ-Fabienne Leclerc from Paris, Wentrup from Berlin, and many others. In the Modern Art Program, among the galleries participating are: Galerie Claude Lemand from Paris, Perve Galeria from Lisbon, The Park Gallery from London, Meem Gallery from Dubai, and others. Honor Fraser gallery from Los Angeles will present new works by KAWS, referencing the history of animation as well as gestural abstract painting from the 1950s and 1960s.

 

Canvas Contemporary Kingdom - Myrna Ayad, Faisal Tamer, Manal Al Dowayan, Art Dubai 2014

Canvas Contemporary Kingdom – Myrna Ayad, Faisal Tamer, Manal Al Dowayan, Art Dubai 2014

 

Additional Programs

Among the additional programs of Art Dubai 2015 is A.i.R Dubai, the residency program run by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Tashkeel, Delfina Foundation and Art Dubai. This three-month programme sees six artists develop their projects for Art Dubai while in-residence in the UAE, working together in studios, and taking part in an expanded outreach programme of talks, reading groups, screenings, publications and open studios. Also, a special prize – Abraaj Group Art Prize is awarded to artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia which uniquely rewards proposals rather than completed works-of-art. The winner for 2015 is Yto Barrada.

 

Art Dubai 2014

Art Dubai 2014

Art Dubai 2015 Practical Information

The ninth edition of Art Dubai takes place from March 18th until March 21st 2015. The main venue of the art fair is luxury Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE. Tickets to Art Dubai can be purchased onsite during the fair at the Welcome Desks. Children 18 years old and under are admitted free of charge, while university students can also enter free upon show of student ID.

 

Art Dubai Modern 2015: List of Exhibitors

GALLERYCITYARTIST
Agial Art GalleryBeirutShafic Abboud
ArtChowkKarachiShahid Sajjad
ElmarsaTunis / DubaiGouider Triki / Hatim Elmekki
Gallery EtemadTehranMohsen Vaziri Moghaddam
Green Art GalleryDubaiMahmoud Hammad
Galerie Claude LemandParisShafic Abboud / Abdallah Benanteur
Le Violon BleuTunisFarid Belkahia
Loft Art GalleryCasablancaMohamed Melehi / Mohammed Hamidi
Meem GalleryDubaiDia Azzawi / Marwan
Mydrim GalleryLagosBruce Onabrakpeya
Perve GaleriaLisbonErnesto Shikhani / Manuel Figueira
Galerie Janine Rubeiz BeirutJamil Molaeb
Shirin GalleryTehran / New YorkKourosh Shishegaran
The Park GalleryLondonAref El Rayess
Special Project: Kaveh Golestan, Archaeology of the Final Decade

 

Art Dubai Contemporary 2015: List of Exhibitors

GALLERYCITYEXHIBITING ARTIST(S)
AB Gallery Lucerne Mohamed Al Mazrouei
Agial Art GalleryBeirutAyman Baalbaki, Hiba Kalache, Abdulrahman Katanani
Aicon GalleryNew YorkAnila Quayyum Agha, Saad Qureshi, Adeela Suleman, Abdullah M. I. Syed
Albareh Art GalleryManamaKhaled Farhan, Zuhair AlSaeed
Sabrina Amrani GalleryMadridMarlon de Azambuja
Art Factum GalleryBeirutLeila Alaoui, Dario Basso, Lamia Joreige, Tanya Traboulsi, Siba Sahabi
Art Twenty OneLagosOlu Amoda, Gérard Quenum
Atassi GalleryDamascusElias Zayat
AthrJeddahSara Abdu, Ibrahim Abumsmar, Shadia Alem, Ziad Antar, Dana Awartani, Ayman Yossri, Daydban, Basmah Felemban, Aya Haidar, Hazem Harb, Musaed Al Hulis, Ahmed Mater, Abdullah AlOthman, Daniah Al Saleh, Nasser Al Salem, Bakr Sheikhoon, Batool Alshomrani
Ayyam GalleryDubai / London / Beirut Athier, Safwan Dahoul, Alireza Fani, Nadim Karam, Mouteea Murad, Kais Salman, Faisal Samra, Sama Alshaibi
Hannah Barry GalleryLondonMohammed Qasim Ashfaq, Shaun McDowell
Bolsa de ArtePorto Alegre / Sao PauloJosé Bechara, Saint Clair Cemin, Marcos Chaves, Nelson Leirner, Luiz Roque, Regina Silveira, Carlos Vergara
Laura Bulian GalleryMilanVyacheslav Akhunov, Said Atabekov, Kasmalieva & Djumaliev, Elisabetta Di Maggio, Andrei Roiter, Eve Sussman
Canvas GalleryKarachiAyaz Jokhio
Carbon 12DubaiJames Clar, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Ghazel, Sara Rahbar, Anahita Razmi, Daniel Rich, Michael Sailstorfer
Carroll / FletcherLondonRafael Lozano-Hemmer
Chatterjee & LalMumbaiNikhil Chopra
Galleria ContinuaSan Gimignano / Beijing / Les MoulinsEtel Adnan, Kader Attia, Daniel Buren, Shilpta Gupta, Subodh Gupta, Mona Hatoum, Moataz Nasr, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Serse, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Chen Zhen
CRG GalleryNew YorkJoana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Jumana Manna
Galerie Chantal CrouselParisJennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Rasheed Araeen, Mona Hatoum, Hassan Khan, Jean-Luc Moulène, Melik Ohanian, José Maria, Sicilia, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Danh Vo, Haegue Yang
Dastan's BasementTehranDara Gallopin, Mohammad-Hossein Gholamzadeh, Amin Montazeri, Nima Zaare Nahandi
ElmarsaTunis / DubaiOmar Bey, Atef Maatallah, Nja Mahdaoui, Gouider Triki
Exhibit 320New DelhiVibha Galhotra
ExperimenterKolkataBani Abidi, Rathin Barman, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Prabhakar Pachpute, Raqs Media Collective, Praneet Soi, Ayesha Sultana
Gallery Isabelle van den EyndeDubaiRamin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Mohammed Kazem, Hesam Rahmanian
Galerie Cécile FakhouryAbidjan François-Xavier Gbré, Yéanzi
Galerie Imane FarèsParisSammy Baloji, Mohamed El Baz, Ali Cherri, Mohssin Harraki, Younès Rahmoun, James Webb
Selma Feriani GalleryLondon / TunisZiad Antar, Ismaïl Bahri, Amel Bennys, Pascal Hachem, Yazid Oulab, Catalina Swinburn
Galleria Marie-Laure FleischRomeKatharina Hinsberg, Giuseppe Stampone, Joana Vasconcelos, Jorinde Voigt
Honor FraserLos AngelesKAWS
GAGPROJECTSAdelaide / BerlinAriel Hassan, Juz Kitson, Noel McKenna, Nasim Nasr, Angela Valamanesh, Hossein Valamanesh
Giacomo Guidi Arte ContemporaneaRome / MilanAlchemy, Maurizio Donzelli, Sophie Tottie
Green Art GalleryDubaiNazgol Ansarinia, Kamrooz Aram, Zsolt Bodoni, Seher Shah
Grey NoiseDubaiCaline Aoun, Fahd Burki, Charbel-joseph H.Boutros, Mehreen Murtaza, Lala Rukh, Michael John Whelan, Benjamin Senior
Grosvenor GalleryLondonRasheed Araeen, Faiza Butt
Gypsum GalleryCairoMahmoud Khaled, Maha Maamoun, Basim Magdy, Tamara Al-Samerai, Setareh Shahbazi
Leila Heller GalleryNew YorkLoris Cecchini, Noor Ali Chagani, Hadieh Shafie, Kambiz Sharif
Kashya HildebrandLondonMarwan Sahmarani
Inda GalleryBudapestRóza El Hassan
In Situ-Fabienne LeclercParisMark Dion, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Otobong Nkanga
Galerie IraguiMoscowPavel Pepperstein
Galerie Jaeger BucherParisMichael Biberstein, Zarina Hashmi, Yang Jiechang, Evi Keller, Rui Moreira, Susumu Shingu, Fabienne Verdier, Antonella Zazzera
Rodolphe JanssenBrusselsDavid Adamo, Walead Beshty, Sam Moyer, Marlo Pascual, Gert & Uwe Tobias
Jhaveri ContemporaryMumbaiAlexander Gorlizki, Ali Kazim
Kalfayan GalleriesAthens / ThessalonikiVartan Avakian, Rania Bellou, Farida El-Gazzar, Aikaterini Gegisian, Maria Loizidou, Nina Papaconstantinou, Tassos Pavlopoulos, Hrair Sarkissian, Raed Yassin
Galerie KrinzingerViennaMarina Abramović, Nader Ahriman, Jude Anogwih, Kader Attia, Gottfried Bechtold, Johanna Calle,Christian Eisenberger, Franz Graf, Secundino Hernández, Martha Jungwirth, Waqas Khan, Zenita Komad, Angelika Krinzinger, Rosmarie Lukasser, Maha Malluh, Hans Op de Beeck, Bernd Oppl, Werner Reiterer, Anja Ronacher, Eva Schlegel, Sudarshan Shetty, Alfred Tarazi, Frank Thiel, Martin Walde
KurimanzuttoMexico D.F. Carlos Amorales, Allora & Calzadilla, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Gabriel Kuri, Gabriel Orozco, Damian Ortega, Gabriel Sierra, Rirkrit TiravanijanAdrian Villar Rojas
Latitude 28New DelhiDilip Chobisa
Lawrie ShabibiDubaiHamra Abbas, Adel Abidin, Asad Faulwell, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Shaikha Al Mazrou, Nabil Nahas, Nathaniel Rackowe, Mona Saudi
Galerie LelongParis / New YorkEtel Adnan, Pierre Alechinsky, Ramazan Bayrakoglu, Günther Förg, David Hockney, Joan Miró, Jaume Plensa, Sean Scully, Juan Uslé
Victoria MiroLondonIdris Khan
MA2galleryTokyoKen Matsubara
mor charpentierParisMaria José Arjona, Marwa Arsanios, Cevdet Erek, Uriel Orlow, Liliana Porter
Galleria Franco NoeroTurinAndrew Dadson, Sam Falls, Lara Favaretto, Mark Handforth, Gabriel Kuri, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tunga, Francesco Vezzoli
Galerie Nathalie ObadiaParis / BrusselsRina Banerjee, Valérie Belin, Ricardo Brey, Fabrice Hyber, Youssef Nabil, Sarkis, Mithu Sen, Mickalene Thomas
Ota Fine ArtsTokyo / SingaporeRina Banerjee, Yayoi Kusama, Firoz Mahmud, Yee Sookyung, Nobuaki Takekawa, Chen Wei
Pechersky GalleryMoscowRachel Lee Hovnanian, Valery Koshlyakov, Roman Sakin, Daria Surovtseva
Pi ArtworksIstanbul / LondonSusan Hefuna, Gulay Semercioğlu
RasterWarsawOskar Dawicki, Slavs and Tatars
Tyler Rollins Fine ArtNew YorkArahmaiani, Tiffany Chung, Sopheap Pich
SanatoriumIstanbulAhmet Doğu İpek
Schleicher/LangeBerlinTimo Nasseri, Diogo Pimentão
Sfeir-SemlerHamburg / BeirutEtel Adnan, Mounira Al Solh, Yto Barrada, MARWAN, Timo Nasseri, Anne & Patrick Poirier, Walid Raad, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Wael Shawky, Christine Streuli, Rayyane Tabet, Hoda Tawakol, Akram Zaatari
Gallery SKEBangalore / New DelhiBharti Kher, Sudarshan Shetty, Mariam Suhail, Masooma Syed, Avinash Veeraghavan
Galerie TanitMunich / BeirutFouad El Khoury
Temnikova & Kasela GalleryTallinnKaido Ole
Galerie Daniel TemplonParis / BrusselsJitish Kallat
The Third LineDubaiArwa Abouon, Abbas Akhavan, Golnaz Fathi, Pouran Jinchi, Huda Lufti, Yousef Nabil, Sara Naim, Slavs and Tatars
Viltin GalleryBudapestJános Megyik
WentrupBerlinNevin Aladağ, Gregor Hildebrandt, Peles Empire
WHATIFTHEWORLDCape TownJohn Murray, Cameron Platter, Athi-Patra Ruga, Lyndi Sales
Yay GalleryBakuRashad Alakbarov, Huseyn Haqverdi

 

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai UAE

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai UAE

 

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Featured Images: Cecile B. Evans – What A Feeling, 2014

All Images courtesy of Art Dubai 2015.

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