Art Dubai announces the participating galleries for its 2015 fair
Running from March 18–21 2015
Bringing together a diverse group of galleries that include the world's most influential alongside new, upcoming art spaces, Art Dubai is being held in partnership with The Abraaj Group and sponsored by Emaar.
Taking place at Madinat Jumeirah Dubai, the four-day art fair will include three gallery programmes: Contemporary, Modern and Marker. Contemporary will be the largest hall, showcasing 71 gallery exhibitions showing mostly new work by artists from across the world, Modern will feature solo and two-person shows by masters from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, while Marker will be the curated program which focuses on Latin America and that region's relationship with the Middle East.
The Shepherds by Mahmoud Hammad
For 2015, Art Dubai Modern will include 15 gallery exhibitions, including including Shafic Abboud (Lebanon, shown by Beirut's Agial Gallery), Ngwenya Malangatana (of Mozambique, with Gallery of African Art, London), Pakistan's Shahid Sajjad (Artchowk, Karachi), renowned Moroccan painters Mohamed Melehi and Mohamed Hamidi (Loft Gallery, Casablanca) and many more.
Polyptyque N°03 by Fabienne Verdier
New galleries exhibiting for the first time in Art Dubai's Contemporary section include Kurimanzutto (Mexico), Galerie Lelong (Paris/New York), Wentrup (Berlin), Dastan's Basement (Tehran), Gypsum Gallery (Cairo), Honor Fraser (Los Angeles), mor.charpentier (Paris), Hannah Barry Gallery (London) and Jhaveri Contemporary (Mumbai).
With a variety of galleries returning to Art Dubai for 2015 including Experimenter (Kolkata), Galerie Jaeger Bucher (Paris), Sfeir-Semler (Hamburg/Beirut), Galleria Continua (San Gimignano/ Le Moulin/Beijing), Victoria Miro (London), Galleria Franco Noero (Turin), Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris/Brussels), Gallery SKE (New Delhi/Bangalore), and Ota Fine Arts (Tokyo/ Singapore).
Athi-Patra Ruga by Uddermaker
The fair's ever-expanding geographic reach lies at the foundation of its role as a fair of discovery and new talent. "Focusing on diversity and quality has enabled Art Dubai to attract the broadest line-up of influential and dynamic galleries," said Antonia Carver, Art Dubai's fair director. "Each March, the fair – and the UAE in general – becomes a hub for art professionals and enthusiasts, and all those interested in a vision of the art world that is resolutely global."
Snakes and Ladders no. 3 by Hossein Valamanesh
Les Marocains, Souk de Boumia, Moyen Atlas by Leila Alaoui
Untitled Infinite by Liliana Porter
Untitled, from the ‘Rehearsals’ series by Nikhil Chopra
Sunflower by Olu Amoda
Pulse Index, installation view, Sydney by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Building by Susan Hefuna