For its 12th edition, Art Dubai introduces a new gallery programme dedicated to solo presentations from invited galleries whose artists will take part in a 4-8 week residency. The programme will take place in the UAE and encourages artists to immerse themselves in the local art scene to create a body of work which merges their distinct artistic practice with their surroundings. The final works will be on show in the new section of the fair, presented by the artists’ respective galleries.
Residents 2018 will present an intimate selection of 11 solo gallery presentations by artists from around the world working across all media. The galleries in this section will be presented in a special exhibition between the two Contemporary gallery halls. The programme aims to support artists by providing a platform to develop their practice and create new work inspired and influenced by their stay in the UAE. Framed within a unique geographical and cultural context, Residents further aims to facilitate exchange and dialogue between artists, local communities and the broader cultural landscape.
The inaugural edition of Residents will be accompanied by a range of public events and open studios, hosted by the residency spaces, giving the public an opportunity to interact with the artists and follow the production of their works up until their presentation at Art Dubai 2018. The programme will conclude with a round-table discussion, including representatives from each of the residency spaces as well as the artists.
Open studios taking place in in5, Tashkeel and Warehouse421 as part of the public programme for Art Dubai RESIDENTS; a new gallery programme dedicated to solo presentations from invited galleries whose artists are taking part in a 4-8 week residency in the UAE.
The programme aims to support artists by providing a platform to develop their practice and create new work inspired and influenced by their stay in the UAE.
IN5 OPEN STUDIO
Date: Saturday, March 10
Tato Akhalkatsishvili, Victor Ehikhamenor, Poonam Jain and Yasuaki Onishi
TASHKEEL OPEN STUDIO
Date: Monday, March 12
Jennifer İpekel, José Lerma and Zohra Opoku
WAREHOUSE421 OPEN STUDIO
Date: Tuesday, March 13
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Kristina Alisauskaite, Faris Alosaimi and Iabadiou Piko
Sikka18 @ Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood 17-26 March
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority invites you to experience a flagship #DxbArtSeason18 event and the official kick off for #ArtWeekDubai with a vibrant 10 day programme filled with the works of 60 UAE and GCC-based artists, more than 50 free adult and children’s workshops, onstage performances and more!
Register today for #Sikka18 workshops: http://sikka18.com/
Art Week @ Alserkal Avenue 19-24 March
A week of exhibitions, commissions, artist talks, and workshops will take place across the Avenue from 19-24 March, in conjunction with Dubai Art Week.
Our 12 contemporary art galleries will have new exhibitions on show, and Alserkal Programming will present a commission by Hale Tenger, guest curated by Mari Spirito. We will also welcome new pop-up projects by Serendipity Arts Foundation, Athr Gallery, Iran/Africa, Fully Booked, and Shaghaf Group.