Yusto Giner Gallery. Courtesy of Art Dubai

Art Dubai announced the list of participating galleries at its 2022 edition, which will be its largest to date. The fair will take place at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai from 11-13 March 2022, with previews on 9 and 10 March.

The leading global platform for art and artists from the Middle East and Global South, the 15th edition of Art Dubai will present over 100 galleries from more than 40 countries across four main gallery sections: Contemporary, Modern, Bawwaba and new section Art Dubai Digital. The 2022 fair will include more than 30 first-time participants and over 50% of the gallery programme is drawn from the Global South, reaffirming Art Dubai’s position as the leading marketplace for art from this region.

The fair’s upcoming edition marks the debut of Art Dubai Digital, an innovative new digital art and NFT section that will provide a comprehensive, 360º introduction to this fast-developing landscape. This new physical section of the fair will showcase a curated selection of digital artworks presented by 16 leading international galleries and platforms, examining the context out of which NFTs, cryptocurrency, video art and virtual reality (VR) have grown since the rise of digital art in the 1980s. The programme will be accompanied by an extensive talks and education programme, including the 15th edition of Global Art Forum and a new series of 101 Talks.

Art Dubai 2022 Gallery Programme

Art Dubai Contemporary 2022 will feature 77 galleries from 33 countries, and will welcome 15 first-time exhibitors in 2022. New participants will include Andréhn-Schiptjenko (Stockholm/Paris), FORO.SPACE (Bogota), Isla Flotante (Buenos Aires), MARUANI MERCIER (Brussels/Knokke/Zaventem), P420 (Bologna), Rhizome (Algiers) and Window Project (Moscow/Tbilisi).

Art Dubai Modern 2022 is curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath and will feature solo presentations of museum-quality works by 20th century masters from the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. Featured artists in 2022 will include Bibi Zogbé (Agial Art Gallery, Beirut); Mohamed Kacemi (Comptoir des Mines, Marrakesh); Aref El Rayess (Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg) and Rabin Mondal (DAG World, New Delhi/Mumbai/New York).

Bawwaba – meaning gateway in Arabic and exclusively featuring works made in the past year or specifically for the fair – will feature ten solo presentations, including six first-time exhibitors: TARQ (Mumbai), NATURE MORTE (New Delhi), VIGIL GONZALES (Cusco), Jahmek Contemporary Art (Luanda), Madragoa (Lisbon) and Rele Gallery (Lagos).

Following a successful debut in March 2021, Art Dubai is also pleased to confirm the return of its innovative Gallery Support Programme, where accepted galleries only pay booth fees based upon sales. For the 2022 fair, the scheme is open to galleries formed in the last five years and either based in, or representing artists from, the Global South.

Art Dubai Digital

As the art world continues to adapt and evolve in the digital and NFT realms, new communities are emerging to support these worlds, involving new creators and stakeholders.

Art Dubai Digital will include a dedicated gallery section curated by Chris Fussner, Web3 specialist and Director of Tropical Futures Institute (Cebu, Philippines), that will include leading international platforms working with NFTs; contemporary galleries with projects devoted to digital art and NFTs; galleries that have been working with digital art since the 1980s; and NFT e-commerce sites and organisations that are turning existing physical art into NFTs. The participants, representing a broad geographic base and featuring both traditional galleries and digital platforms, will include Institut, Postmasters, Bright Moments, HORIZONS by so-far and AORA, Cyber Baat, Emergeast and NFT Asia.

Alongside this commercial section, Art Dubai is launching Campus Art Dubai 9.0 Blockchain Edition, a new eight-week NFT strand within the fair’s education programme. Powered by Materia, the course is led by a host of local and global leading experts in the blockchain and NFT art sector, and will support 12 UAE and international artists who have a digital background.

Additionally, an innovative Crypto Media Lab will function as a gathering space for the companies that support these communities, including cryptocurrency platforms, exchanges, and organisations providing the relevant tools to access the digital realm. The programme will also be supported by a new 101 Talks programme, which aims to give visitors more context about digital platforms, inviting guest speakers to explain more about the basics of cryptocurrency, digital media and NFT art.

The 15th edition of Art Dubai’s celebrated Global Art Forum, entitled ‘This is the Picture,’ will examine the worlds of digital artefacts and crypto economies. Commissioned by Shumon Basar, Global Art Forum 2022 will invite artists, curators, creators, thinkers and technologists to consider a range of topics from NFT art and curatorial projects, pay-to-play gaming, metaversing myths, Web 3.0 hopes, and where legacy institutions might fit in to all the above.

Image Courtesy of Art Dubai
Image Courtesy of Art Dubai

Galleries List

CONTEMPORARY

+2 Gallery, Tehran
Gallery 1957, Accra/London
Aicon Art, New work
AKKA Project, Dubai/Venice
Galerfa Albarrân Bourdais, Madrid
Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm/Parts
Gallery Artbeat, Tbilisi
Aspan Gallery, Almaty
ATHR, Jeddah
Ayyam Gallery, Dubai
Ballon Rouge, Brussels
Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut
Thomas Brambilla, Bergamo
Carbon 12, Dubai
Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi/London
Comptoir des Mienes Galerie, Marrakech
GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano/Beijing/Les Moulins/Havana/Rome/São Paulo/Paris
Custot Gallery Dubai, Dubai
Galerie Dar D’art, Tangier
Dastan’s Basement, Tehran
Dirimart, Istanbul
Experimenter, Kolkata
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai
Selma Feriani Gallery, Sidi Bou Said/London
FORO.SPACE, Bogota
Gazelli Art House, London/Baku
Green Art Gallery, Dubai
Grosvenor Gallery, London
Mark Hachem, Beirut/New York/Paris
Hafez Gallery, Jeddah
HELDENREIZER Contemporary, Munich
Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai/New York
Hestia, Belgrade
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London/Berlin/Nevlunghavn/Schloss Goerne
IsIa Flotante, Buenos Aires
Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai
Keumsan Gallery, Seoul
Gallery Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz/Venice
Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Gallery Latitude 28, New Delhi
Anna Laudel, Istanbul/Düsseldorf
Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai
LOFT ART GALLERY, Casablanca
Primo Marella Gallery, Lugano/Milan
MARUANI MERCIER, Brussels/Knokke/Zaventem
Meem Gallery, Dubai
Mohsen Gallery, Tehran
Mono Gallery, Riyadh
MONO8, San Juan City
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels
Gallery One, Ramallah
P42O, Bologna
Parallel Circuit, Tehran
Perrotin, Paris/Hong Kong/Seoul/Tokyo/Shanghai/New York
Giorgio Persano, Turin
Rhizome, Algiers
RONCHINI, London
The Rooster Gallery, Vilnius
Rosenfeld Gallery, London
SANATORIUM, Istanbul
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg
Silverlens, Manila
Stems Gallery, Brussels
Walter Storms Galerie, Munich
Tabari Artspace, Dubai
TAFETA, London/Lagos
TEMPLON, Paris/Brussels
The Third Line, Dubai
Volte Art Projects, Dubai/Mumbai
Wadi Finan Art Gallery, Amman
Window Project, Tbilisi/Moscow
x-ist, Istanbul
Yusto/Giner, Marbella/Madrid
Zawyeh Gallery, Ramalah/Dubai
Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg/Paris/Dubai
Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul/Berlin

MODERN

Agial Art Gallery, Beirut
Aicon Art, New York
Sabrina Amrani, Madrid
Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Marrakech
DAG World, New Delhi/Mumbai/New York
Eye For Art Gallery, Houston
Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai/New York
Gallery Misr, Cairo
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg
Zamalek Art Gallery, Cairo

BAWWABA

Blueprint12, New Delhi
Canvas Gallery, Karachi
Jahmek Contemporary Art, Luanda
Madragoa, Lisbon
NATURE MORTE, New Delhi
Rele Gallery, Lagos/Los Angeles
Galerie–Peter–Sillem, Frankfurt am Main
TARQ, Mumbai
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
VIGIL GONZALES, Cusco

ART DUBAI DIGITAL

Bright Moments, Los Angeles/New York/Berlin
Cyber Baat, Metaverse
Emergeast, Digital
Fingerprints DAO, Digital
Gazell.io, Baku
HORIZONS by so-far & AORA, Digital
Institut, London
Keumsan Gallery, Seoul
Anna Laudel, Istanbul/Düsseldorf
Morrow Collective, Digital
NFT Asia, Singapore
PILEVNELI, Istanbul
Postmasters Gallery, New York/Rome/Blockchain
SANATORIUM, Istanbul
Volte Art Projects, Dubai/Mumbai
Wadi Finan Art Gallery, Amman
Window Project, Tbilsi/Moscow

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