Commissioned by Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 to celebrate people of determination as part of the legacy of the Games. Developed in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, the works were created by Artists: Etel Adnan, Mehmet Ali Uysal, Nadim Karam, Noh Jun, Pascale Marthine Tayou and Wael Shawky.
A series of stimulating cultural talks featuring curators and artists from the art fair and leaders from the UAE’s art institutions alongside other renowned art professionals on a diverse range of cultural topics.
Daily talks programme during the art fair week in November.
Dedicated talks programme held throughout the year for Abu Dhabi Art patrons and collectors.
Abu Dhabi Art works with a number of artists and curators to provide a strong performance component at the fair, with site-specific performances commissioned in different locations throughout the city, or experienced through the virtual platform.
Bringing art to the public arena, Abu Dhabi Art provides a platform for commissioned installations as part of the Beyond programme and collaborates with partners to bring commissioned projects to different locations in Abu Dhabi.
An annual initiative since 2017 that commissions emerging artists in the UAE and international established artists to create works. The works are revealed during Abu Dhabi Art and remain on show to the public for several months afterwards.
Abu Dhabi Art collaborates with corporate partners to bring commissioned permanent public art to Abu Dhabi Emirate.
Each year Abu Dhabi Art works with galleries, curators and artists to create exhibitions in diverse locations as part of a year-round outreach in the community.
An annual art exhibition that highlights local and international artists through a unique curatorial perspective. Each year a guest curator is invited to curate the exhibition.
Abu Dhabi Art offers a year-long programme for participating galleries, creating platforms that enable galleries to have a substantial presence in the city through exhibitions.
An online initiative working with galleries that regularly participate in Abu Dhabi Art fair to highlight works by a series of emerging and established artists each week. All works presented on this platform are under USD 5,000.
Abu Dhabi Art offers various programmes for the community for all ages including workshops, tours and competitions.
Hands-on art activities for all ages. Abu Dhabi Art also offers exclusive artist-led masterclasses available for both adults and teens (ages 13+). All art activities and masterclasses, take inspiration from work seen at Abu Dhabi Art.
Complimentary 45-minute educational and interactive guided tours of the Abu Dhabi Art fair and exhibitions led by a Visitor Experience Specialist. Available in either Arabic or English.
Abu Dhabi Art runs various competitions for students from product design to graphic design, architectural proposals through to digital innovation.