Art Dubai today announces an updated gallery list for its 2021 edition, reaffirming the fair’s commitment to providing a physical platform and marketplace for artists and galleries from across the Global South. This year, the fair will move to a new location at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in a purpose-built venue that will ensure the highest COVID-19 safety protocols, creating a secure, safe and flexible environment for participants and visitors. The fair will take place from 29 March to 3 April 2021.
Held in the strategic partnership with Dubai Culture, Art Dubai 2021 will feature 50 leading Contemporary and Modern galleries from 31 countries, showcasing a diverse selection of artworks, artists and practices, reflecting the multicultural identity of the city.
Alongside galleries from major and emerging international art centres, visitors will encounter galleries from across the Middle East and South and East Asia, including from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Palestine, Turkey, India, Vietnam and Philippines and a strong representation from across the African continent including galleries from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco and Tunisia. Ten of Dubai’s top galleries will also take part, reflecting the growing market and rapidly developing scene of the Emirate.
Art Dubai’s Artistic Director, Pablo del Val, commented:
“In-person events are the heart and soul of the art world and ours is a sector that has – like so many others – been significantly impacted by the events of the last 12 months.
As we begin to navigate our way out of the pandemic, we feel a keen responsibility to do everything we possibly can to support the artists, galleries and many service providers who depend on a vibrant and dynamic global commercial art sector.”
Art Dubai has also announced a number of innovations for the 2021 fair. These include a collaborative new partnership with exhibiting galleries, whereby participation costs are partly based on sales, and a Remote Participation Programme that will support those galleries who are unable to travel to Dubai in person, by using new technologies to connect them digitally with fair visitors who are discovering their artworks in person.
The fair will be produced in accordance with the highest Covid-19 safety protocols; holding the event over six days, in a purpose-built structure at DIFC will provide the safest possible environment for exhibitors and visitors by better controlling access and will also allow visitors to take advantage of DIFC’s world-class restaurants and facilities.
Art Dubai 2021 Participating Galleries
View the Art Dubai 2021 Gallery List below or click here
Gallery 1957, Accra
Addis Fine Art, Addis Ababa/London
Aicon Art, New York
Akka Project, Venice/Dubai
Galería Albarrán Bourdais, Madrid
Gallery ArtBeat, Tbilisi
Athr Gallery, Jeddah
Ayyam Gallery, Dubai
Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut
Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi/London
Comptoir des Mines Galerie, Marrakech
GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano/Beijing/Les Moulins/Havana/Rome/São Paulo/Paris
Custot Gallery Dubai, Dubai
Dastan’s Basement, Tehran
ELMARSA GALLERY, Dubai/Tunis
Eye for Art, Houston
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai
Gazelli Art House, Baku/London
Hafez Gallery, Jeddah
Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai/New York
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery,London/Berlin
Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai
Mark Hachem, Beirut/Paris/New York
Gallery Misr, Cairo
Meem Gallery, Dubai
Mono Gallery, Riyadh
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels
PERROTIN, Hong Kong/Seoul/Tokyo/Shanghai/Paris/New York
Giorgio Persano, Turin
Perve Galeria, Lisbon
The Rooster Gallery, Vilnius
SARADIPOUR Art Gallery, Los Angeles
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg
Stems Gallery, Brussels
The Third Line, Dubai
Tropical Futures Institute, Cebu City
Vermelho, São Paulo
Vin Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City
Zawyeh Gallery, Ramallah/Dubai
Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu Dhabi
Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg
Further details of Art Dubai’s 2021 exhibition and events programme will be announced in March.