SECTORS


Participating exhibitors for this year’s edition are either invited by curators or previous Abu Dhabi Art Fair exhibitors.


Modern & Contemporary
Modern and contemporary galleries presenting a wide range of different medium artworks by different artists. 37 participating galleries from 15+ countries around the world will exhibit works in virtual booths offering curatorial frameworks for each presentation.


The Day After
Curated by Simon Njami
A new curated gallery sector that highlights artists from across the African continent in an exhibition format. The sector brings together works from 7 new galleries, exploring concepts of time during the pandemic.


Material-Real
Curated by Sung woo Kim
A new curated gallery sector that highlights emerging and established Korean artists, featuring 13 new galleries.


India Today
Curated by Ashwin Thadani
A curated sector that brings together artists and galleries from India for the second year in a row with 6 galleries this year.


A Picture Held Us Captive
Curated by Nada Raza
A new curated sector that brings together artists and galleries from the UAE in an exhibition format. The selection of works will bring into question the primacy of the visual in our shift to consuming art online.

Curators

Simon Njami

Simon Njami

Curator of the gallery sector "The Day After"

Simon Njami

Curator of the gallery sector "The Day After"

Sung woo Kim

Sung woo Kim

Curator of the gallery sector "Material-Real"

Sung woo Kim

Curator of the gallery sector "Material-Real"

Nada Raza

Nada Raza

Curator of the gallery sector “A Picture Held Us Captive”

Nada Raza

Curator of the gallery sector “A Picture Held Us Captive”

Ashwin Thadani

Ashwin Thadani

Curator of the gallery sector “India Today”

Ashwin Thadani

Curator of the gallery sector “India Today”

Maya El-Khalil

Maya El-Khalil

Curator of the programme “Beyond: Emerging Artists”

Maya El-Khalil

Curator of the programme “Beyond: Emerging Artists”

Rose Lejeune

Rose Lejeune

Curator of performing arts programme “In the Round”

Rose Lejeune

Curator of performing arts programme “In the Round”