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Abu Dhabi Art Launches Online

The 12th edition of Abu Dhabi Art launched today as a virtual fair with a diverse showcase of works by over 200 artists from 68 international galleries


Afra Al Dhaheri's Tasreeha from the BEYOND: Emerging Artists section


Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, the 12th edition of Abu Dhabi Art launched on 19th November as an interactive virtual fair, featuring 68 galleries and more than 200 artists from around the globe.


“We are committed to supporting galleries that have been exhibiting with Abu Dhabi Art for years, while developing new markets for the Emirates," says Dyala Nusseibeh, Director of Abu Dhabi Art. "The 12th edition presents our most global fair to date in digital format – alongside select on-site projects in Abu Dhabi. We also continue to prioritise dynamic curatorial content, whether through the performance programme by Rose Lejeune, our Emerging Artists commissions or through curated gallery sectors that focus on Africa, South Korea and India.”


Dyala Nusseibeh, Fair Director of Abu Dhabi Art


Collaborating with the largest number of curators to date, the online fair will run from 19th to 26th November 2020, featuring a series of commercial exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art from South Korea, Africa, India, and the UAE alongside regular Modern and Contemporary booths, a dedicated performance art sector and the Beyond: Emerging Artists platform.


For the very first time, Abu Dhabi Art has integrated live-stream video interviews with artists, curators and gallerists, and will feature a live talks programme. Internationally renowned guest curators are invited to work with galleries and artists to highlight works with a different geographical focus, another first for the fair.


Chioma Ebinama, penumbras 25, 2018, sumi ink and watercolor on cotton rag paper 12.5 x 18 in _ 30 x 44 cm, $2,500, Image courtesy of Catinca Tabacaru Gallery