Located in Manarat Al Saadiyat, the 14th edition of Abu Dhabi Art is set to be its largest and most diverse one to date. The upcoming event will run from November 16 – 20, with the gallery lineup featuring 78 galleries from 27 countries and will highlight artists from North Africa, Turkey, and the wider region.
Abu Dhabi Art will display 45 galleries from last year’s edition while attracting 33 new gallery participants this time. It will also welcome art historian Rachida Triki, gallerist Jade Yeşim Turanli, and arts journalist Riccarda Mandrini as this year’s sector guest curators and collaborators for galleries at the fair, with each of them bringing in a number of new galleries. Turanli will focus on galleries and artists from Turkey including first-time exhibitors Dirimart and Galeri Nev İstanbul whereas Mandrini will bring together galleries from around the globe with various programs including galleries Mazzoleni, P420, and Dep Art Gallery
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“Since the first fair in 2007, Abu Dhabi Art has played an integral role in the art eco-system in Abu Dhabi and the wider emirates, fueling the appetite for art in the region,” said Dyala Nusseibeh, director of Abu Dhabi Art in a statement. “Over the years, we have not only succeeded in bolstering the growth of the country’s cultural and creative industries but also in nurturing homegrown talent.” Nusseibah added, “Through collaborations with guest curators such as Rachida Triki, Jade Yeşim Turanli, and Riccarda Mandrini, we also continue to enable diverse perspectives to be present at the fair, ensuring that Abu Dhabi Art continues to be a place of discovery for our art collectors and wider public.”
The event offers its visitors, collectors and the like a chance to experience galleries that represents artists from countries such as the US, Italy, Colombia, South Korea, France, Denmark and India, along with regional and local galleries and artists. In addition to the physical fair, Abu Dhabi Art will also be offering a virtual platform for collectors to explore works this year.