Art Dubai unveils programme for 2022

Art Dubai 2022 will host over 100 exhibitors from 44 countries, including more than 30 first-time exhibitors, and will be the largest exhibition to date and one of the few major international art events to take place this spring. The 2022 event will further reinforce Dubai’s emergence as an international centre for art and culture, as well as a major player in the contemporary art debate.

This year’s programme includes new specially commissioned works by internationally renowned artists; a unique digital section that will bridge the gap between cryptocurrencies and the art world; ground-breaking group exhibitions; and an ambitious multidisciplinary programme of talks, including the 15th edition of the Global Art Forum.

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

Pablo del Val, Art Dubai’s artistic director, commented:

“For over 15 years, Art Dubai has been a place where new trends are discovered and celebrated, conversations are created and sustained, and the power of creativity in the Global South is celebrated. This year’s programme focuses on how the physical and digital intersect, and represents our most ambitious and expansive programme to date.”

Art Dubai is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The event is held in partnership with A.R.M. Holding. The fair is sponsored by Julius Baer, the Swiss wealth management group. The fair’s strategic partner is Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture). Bybit is the lead partner of Art Dubai Digital.

Art Dubai Week takes place during the final month of Dubai Expo 2020, with 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 Ghaus, at Concrete, Alserkal Avenue; two important solo exhibitions: 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 artist’s largest solo exhibition to date, including a major new work Air Conditioning and a site-specific performance. When Images Speak: Highlights from the Dubai Collection continues at the Etihad Museum, presenting a selection of nearly 70 works of contemporary and emerging art from the collections of 11 patrons of the Dubai Collection, the first institutional art collection of its kind.

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