World Art Dubai 9th edition
World Art Dubai (WAD) returns for its ninth edition bringing all forms of art from all over the world for art lovers searching for diverse, accessible and original art from private collectors and connoisseurs, to corporate and first-time buyers in search of diverse, and original art for their homes, businesses, or clients. Featuring +4,000 pieces from around the globe, WAD unites +300 galleries and artists from +50 countries around the world, each with their own unique take on art, WAD hosts thousands of artwork pieces from renowned galleries and solo artists from around the world under one roof.
For this year’s edition, WAD announces that in line with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority’s Public Art Strategy that seeks to transform Dubai into an open, accessible and global art gallery, Urban Art DXB returns for 2023 with live music, fashion creations and dance performances led by talented creative, Ahmad Al Rashid. The exhibit will feature a dedicated area with live street art activations that will include live street art, freestyle dances, urban fashion and more.
Making its debut for this year’s edition, WAD will launch its Matchmaking Programme, which is designed to connect rising artists with established galleries. With the UAE becoming a strong art market, there is increased demand from collectors, giving local artists the opportunity to have their work seen not just locally but internationally. The programme aims to support new talent by shining a light on their skills and creating a forum where they can meet the major players of the UAE art scene.
In addition, WAD also embraces the continuous upward trend of NFTs showcasing the latest in digital art. As the UAE becomes home to one of the strongest and biggest NFT communities in the world, there has been a surge of buying, selling and creating NFTs over the past 12 months, NFT exhibitors at WAD will have their chance to showcase their work to thousands of visitors.
World Art Dubai ninth edition
Location: Dubai World Trade Centre
Duration: March 9 – March 12 2023