DUBAI: The 14th Abu Dhabi Art fair is slated to be its largest and most diverse edition yet.
Taking place from Nov. 16-20 at Manarat Al-Saadiyat, 78 galleries from 27 countries will participate in the art festival this year. The upcoming edition will see a record 45 galleries returning from last year, while also attracting the participation of 33 new galleries.
Abu Dhabi Art will also welcome art historian Rachida Triki, gallerist Jade Yeşim Turanlı, and arts journalist Riccarda Mandrini as this year’s sector guest curators and collaborators for galleries at the fair.
Art enthusiasts, collectors and visitors will have the opportunity to experience galleries representing artists from countries such as the US, Italy, Colombia, South Korea, France, Denmark and India, as well as regional and local galleries and artists.
“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. 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,” Dyala Nusseibeh, director of Abu Dhabi Art, said in a released statement.
“Through collaborations with guest curators such as Rachida Triki, Jade Yeşim Turanlı 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,” she added.