Art Dubai Contemporary welcomes applications by commercial galleries from around the world that operate in the primary market and have been established for at least two years. This section will feature presentations in spaces ranging from 25-80 m2. Final selections will be based on the curatorial strength of the gallery programme, with applications 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, and for this edition will be curated by Lorenzo Giusti and Mouna Mekouar. The section will focus on solo shows dedicated to a particular period or thematic dialogue and feature artists working between the 1950s and 1990s whose works are retrospectively playing a key role in today's artistic landscape, in spaces ranging from 20–40 m2.
Bawwaba (meaning gateway in Arabic) will feature 10 solo presentations at 20 m2 each, presenting works created within the last year or conceived specifically for the fair. This year's edition will be curated by Vipash Purichanont and will include works by artists from, based in, and/or focused on projects about Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Central and South Asia.
Art Dubai Digital returns for its 2nd edition and will invite an expanded array of disciplines and practices to interact with each other by looking at the intersection of art, design, music, fashion, and world-building in order to expand our understanding of new media and movements in culture. This curated section will feature presentations in spaces ranging from 10 - 40 m2.