Carbon 12 was established in 2008, initiating a comprehensive, firmly global program of institution- grade artists.
Internationally active, CARBON 12 continuously introduces and promotes both established and emerging artists to the
UAE contemporary art scene, supplementing its five – six annual exhibitions with diverse contextual activities including
publications and talks that actively engage the public and educational institutions. The playful, organic process that
constitutes the creative production of CARBON 12’s artist base is facilitated and mirrored by its location in Al Quoz.


Sarah Almehairi
Olaf Breuning
Bernhard Buhmann
André Butzer
Gil Heitor Cortesāo
Monika Grabuschnigg
Amir Khojasteh
Philip Mueller
Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola
Anahita Razmi
Michael Sailstorfer
Amba Sayal-Bennett


Carbon 12

Unit 37, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1
P.O.Box 214437, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 (0)4 340 60 16

Opening hours
Saturday to Thursday
11:30 – 19:00



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