How to Apply

All galleries (excluding Art Dubai 2020 applicants and exhibitors) must register a new gallery profile to use the exhibitors portal.
Galleries that applied and/or exhibited at Art Dubai 2020 can use their existing log-in details to access their gallery profile and to submit new applications.

Read the section descriptions below before Registration
Complete Registration and Sign In to create your Gallery Profile
Choose the gallery section(s) and complete the corresponding application form(s). All participation details are available after logging in.
Application deadline is 15 September 2020. Proposal(s) may be amended up to this date
Committee decisions will be announced in November 2020




Art Dubai Contemporary welcomes applications from commercial galleries around the world that operate in the primary market and have been established for at least two years. This section features presentations in spaces ranging from 25-80 m2. Final selections will be based on the curatorial strength of the gallery programme, the submitted proposal and congruity with Art Dubai's identity. Art Dubai Contemporary applications will be reviewed by the Art Dubai Selection Committee.


Art Dubai Modern is a one of a kind platform, focusing on Modern art from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia which will showcase works by Modern masters from the 20th century (up to the year 2000). Proposals should feature presentations in spaces ranging from 25-65 m2, dedicated to a particular period or thematic dialogue. Applications will be reviewed by curatorial duo Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath.


Bawwaba (meaning gateway in Arabic) will feature 10 solo presentations at 20 m2 each, showing works created within the last year or conceived specifically for the fair. Proposals including works by artists from, based in, and/or focused on projects about Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Central and South Asia are eligible. Applications will be reviewed by the Bawwaba appointed curator, Nancy Adajania.