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.
2022 Gateway exhibition, My Life in the Metaverse is curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif in-conversation with Turner-prize nominated artist, Heather Phillipson.
An annual initiative since 2017 that aims to provide three emerging artists in the UAE with a platform from which to develop their practice and realise ambitious art projects. The selected artists are chosen by a guest curator each year. They undertake a year-long programme of workshops and studio visits under the mentoring and the supervision of the curator which leads toward the realisation of a project for the Abu Dhabi Art fair in November. The works remain on exhibition to the public for several months beyond the fair dates.
Launched in 2017. Each year, Abu Dhabi Art invites established and well-known artists to create site-specific works in historic sites in Al Ain and the wider Abu Dhabi emirate, to activate these sites and draw new audiences to them. The works created by the commissioned artists are revealed during Abu Dhabi Art Fair and remain on show to the public for several months afterwards.
Abu Dhabi Art offers a year-long programme for participating galleries and artists by creating platforms that have a substantial presence in various locations.