Art Dubai announces 2017 programme, first under new director Myrna Ayad
Art Dubai has announced the full program and exhibitor list for its 11th edition, the first ever to be organized under the direction of Myrna Ayad, the former arts writer appointed last April as the fair’s new director.
Taking place from March 15 through 18, 2017 at the Madinat Jumeirah — Dubai’s luxurious Arabian resort and held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Art Dubai 2017 will bring together more than 90 galleries — 25 of which are attending for the first time — from 44 countries, reaffirming its reputation as the world’s leading platform for the arts in the Middle East. Among next year’s exhibitors are Galeria Vermelho, (Sao Paulo); The Third Line, (Dubai); Victoria Miro, (London); Galerie Krinzinger, (Vienna); Selma Feriani Gallery, (Tunis, London); Sabrina Amrani, (Madrid); East Wing Gallery (Dubai); and Experimenter (Calcutta).
Participating galleries will present works by 255 artists from over 40 countries, spread over two gallery halls. For the fourth year in a row, the fair will also feature the “Modern” section, showcasing “museum-quality” works by modern masters from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. In 2017, Art Dubai Modern will feature 14 galleries from 13 countries, with works by modernist artists including Mustafa Al Hallaj, Sliman Mansour and late artist Sayed Haider Raza.
Reflecting its global reach, Art Dubai 2017 will also feature its highest ever number of galleries from South America, with galleries from Peru and Uruguay attending for the first time. Exhibiting galleries will include Piero Atchugarry Gallery (Montevideo); Revolver Galeria (Lima); and D12 Proyectos de Arte (Santiago) .
More information, as well as the full exhibitor list is available via Art Dubai’s official website.