11marAll Day13ART DUBAI 2022

Event Details

Art Dubai’s 15th edition will take place at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai from 11- 13 March 2022 (previews on 9 and 10 March).

Welcoming over 100 exhibitors from 44 countries, including more than 30 first-time exhibitors, Art Dubai 2022 will be the most extensive edition of the fair to date, and one of very few major international art events to take place this spring. This year’s programme will feature newly commissioned site-specific works by internationally renowned artists; a unique new digital section that will act as a bridge between the crypto and art world; ground-breaking group exhibitions; and an ambitious multi-strand talks programme, including the 15th edition of the Global Art Forum.

Across the UAE, for Art Dubai Week, the country’s leading institutions will present a parallel programme of significant solo and group exhibitions, talks and events.

Art Dubai Programme 2022

Art Dubai’s commission for 2022 is INLAND, represented by Fernando Garcia-Dory, who will present a new multi-site installation at the fair and in a variety of locations across Dubai. Sand Flow will manifest in a range of places and moments, combining visions of Dubai’s past, present and future and examining the ways in which the multiplicity of cultures and communities inhabit the city and their contributions to it. The artwork will incorporate archaeology, hydrology, urbanism and transport as well as the Middle East’s rich oral storytelling traditions, heritage and crafts.

A new fair section exploring the digital and NFT art worlds will examine the context out of which NFTs, cryptocurrency, video art and virtual reality (VR) have grown since the rise of digital art in the 1980s, including those who are leading the way in the rapidly expanding digital art space. Art Dubai Digital will feature a curated selection of 17 top international galleries and platforms, and include presentations by some of the most exciting and innovative artists working in the digital space today, including Refik Anadol (Pilevneli) and Uta Bekaia and Denis Davydov (Window Project) as well as multi-artist presentations by Institut, Bright Moments, Fingerprints DAO, Postmasters, Emergeast and Cyber Baat.

COSMODREAMS, an interactive installation by Marina Fedorova, will explore the effects of technological advancements on our lives and environment. The installation combines traditional art and digital technologies in the form of large-scale paintings, sculptures, life-size objects and virtual reality video with interactive panels. Art Dubai Digital will also include an exhibition of new NFTs created by the 12 UAE-based and international artists taking part in this year’s expanded edition of Campus Art Dubai.

Art Dubai’s 2022 programme will feature an innovative talks programme for a range of audiences. Entitled ‘This is the Picture’ and taking place across four days, the 15th edition of the Global Art Forum will examine the worlds of digital artefacts and crypto economies, inviting leading artists, curators, creators, thinkers and technologists to consider a range of topics from NFT art and curatorial projects, to crypto gaming and the metaverse, Web 3.0 and Dubai’s new crypto zone. Confirmed participants for 2022 will include noted collectors Guy Ullens and Ryan Zurrer, and pioneering artists Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst and Hito Steyerl, and UAE blockchain advocate Saeed Al Darmaki.

Bybit Talks, an eclectically curated series of conversations presented by the titular and leading cryptocurrency exchange, will give visitors greater understanding about the rapid growth in digital platforms, inviting guest speakers to explain more about the basics of cryptocurrency, digital media and NFT art. Participants will include Tamas Banovich, co-founder of Postmasters; Seth Goldstein, cofounder of Bright Moments and Jenn Ellis, co-founder of Aora Space.

Art Dubai’s Modern section will be accompanied by three days of Art Dubai Modern Talks (10th-12th March), this year held in collaboration with the Dubai Collection, that will examine the life, work and influences of 20th century Modern masters from the Middle East and North Africa. These important artists’ works form the art history of the region from the turn of the 20th century to the 1980s, and the series will significantly add to the existing scholarship and research. Participants will include Art Dubai Modern curator Sam Bardaouil, leading Emirati curator Munira Al Sayegh and Nima Sagharchi, Director of Middle Eastern, Islamic and South Asian Art at Bonhams.

Art Dubai this year will debut a new exhibition commissioned by and in partnership with Warehouse421 and Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship (SEAF). Curated by Maryam Al Dabbagh and Mays Albaik, this show will present a selection of works from the fellowship’s eight-year tenure, drawing on threads and recurring research themes that persist across the programme’s different cohorts. Including painting, textile, video, and photography, the exhibition will reflect a collective questioning of memory in relation to place, time, and a sense of rhythm and repetition.

Julius Baer has commissioned Filipino-American light and media artist James Clar (Silverlens) to create an interactive video installation entitled Cloud Seed, for the Julius Baer lounge at the fair. The installation will immerse visitors in a large-scale real time simulation of raindrops and fog, using custom technology to create a slowly morphing visual system that reflects our control of the environment. Through the commission, Julius Baer wants to showcase the emergence of mega trends such as digital disruption and how artists are using cutting-edge technology in their practice.

This year’s A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme will feature artist-led workshops for children aged 5- 17 years. With a focus on sustainability, the programme will be led by Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru, who will work with participants to retrieve and repurpose everyday materials from their homes and schools, and transforming them into works of art. Through these workshops, Cyrus will challenge participants to alter their perspectives, and re-examine how they see everyday objects and their wider surroundings. The first A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme will take place at Art Dubai before expanding to take place in 80 schools – reaching more than 5000 children across Dubai, in line with A.R.M. Holding’s long-term commitment to artistic education and Dubai’s creative economy.

Around Town – Art Dubai Week

Art Dubai Week takes place during the final month of Dubai Expo 2020 with a range of solo and group exhibitions taking place across the city. Highlights include: Jitish Kallat: Order of Magnitude at Ishara Foundation; A Slightly Curving Place, curated by Nina Ghouse, at Concrete, Alserkal Avenue; two important solo shows: Taus Makhacheva: A Space of Celebration and Fahd Burki: Daydreams at Jameel Arts Centre. Sharjah Art Foundation will present Lawrence Abu Hamdan: The Sonic, the largest solo exhibition of the artist’s works to date, including a major new commission Air Conditioning and a sitespecific performance. When Images Speak: Highlights from the Dubai Collection continues at the Etihad Museum, featuring a selection of nearly 70 modern and contemporary art works drawn from the collections of 11 patrons of Dubai Collection, the first institutional art collection of its kind.

Gallery List 


+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
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
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
The Rooster Gallery, Vilnius
Rosenfeld Gallery, London
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


Curated by Sam Bardaouil (Lebanon) and Till Fellrath (Germany), Founders and Directors of Art Reoriented and Directors of the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.

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


Curated by Nancy Adajania (India), cultural theorist and independent curator.

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


Curated by cultural researcher Chris Fussner (Philippines) of Tropical Futures Institute, a multi-disciplinary studio based between Cebu and New York.

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

Courtesy of Art Dubai

Caption: Maruani Mercier, Ross Bleckner, A Year of Conquering Negative Thinking, 2021, 213.5 x 152.5 cm



march 11 (Friday) - 13 (Sunday)(GMT-11:00)


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