Arts & Culture

Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2022 will be the largest to date

The impressive art fair includes 78 galleries from 27 countries. 

Whether you’re on the hunt to buy or simply browse, Abu Dhabi Art is a great place to get your culture fix. The fair is in its 14th year and this is set to be its largest ever, as it will feature a record-breaking 78 galleries from 27 countries. 

Abu Dhabi Art takes place from 16 to 20 November at Manarat Al Saadiyat. It is the go-to fair to find hot new talent as well as old-school names, and provides a platform to connect artists and galleries. So, whether you’re a collector or enthusiast, there’s a chance to discover artists from the region and beyond. 

Abu Dhabi Art aims to highlight artists from North Africa and Turkey. Plus, other global galleries joining the fair include Italy, Colombia, South Korea, Denmark and India. 

Abu Dhabi Art

This year’s guest curators and collaborators include art historian Rachida Triki, gallerist Jade Yeşim Turanlı, and arts journalist Riccarda Mandrini. 

Rachida will also be the guest curator of the Focus section, which explores the theme New Tomorrows. The section will shine a light on galleries as well as artists from North Africa, and explore the artistic evolution of the region. Yeşim will focus on art from Turkey and Riccarda will bring together galleries from around the world.

Dyala Nusseibeh, director of Abu Dhabi Art, explained: “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, fuelling 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. 

“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.”

If you can’t make it to Abu Dhabi Art, there is a virtual platform to explore the works. If you can make it, tickets are now available and start from AED55 for adults. Count us in. 

GO: Visit www.abudhabiart.ae for more information. 

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