Abu Dhabi Art 2016: Brighter than Paint

The 8th regional exhibition "Abu Dhabi Art 2016" is held in the cultural center "Manarat Al Saadiyat" from November 16 to 19. It will feature works by artists from 20 countries and 40 of the world's most progressive art galleries.

Photo: Sean Kelly Gallery

One of the key events in the UAE arts calendar will present an extensive cultural program and will be divided into four sections: Contemporary Art, Bidaya, Beyond and Gateway. Among the most famous galleries exhibiting art of our time, in Abu Dhabi will arrive: Acquavella Galleries (New York), specializing in European art; Aicon Gallery (New York) with works by Asian and Middle Eastern authors; Sean Kelly Gallery (New York) with "printed glass" from budding artist Idris Khan.

Photo: Aicon Gallery

Photo: Acquavella Galleries

By tradition, the exhibition will feature large galleries in Dubai: the Cuadro Fine Art Gallery with the works of Muhammad Ibrahim, the Hunar Gallery will present the emirate master Abdul Kader Al Rais, the Leila Heller Gallery will bring the works of Afruz Amidi, Richard Hudson and Wim Devoy.

Photo: Lawrie Shabibi Gallery

Photo: Leila Heller Gallery

The Abu Dhabi Art Program art project combines a variety of art forms, scientific discussions and exciting events for different audiences. This year the project program includes performances, round tables, master classes, exhibitions, presentations by designers and art installations with the participation of artists, curators, collectors, gallery owners and art historians from around the world.


A format that enables galleries to host original exhibitions of one of their artists.


Beyond is an opportunity to introduce the masses to contemporary art through the placement of large sculptures and installations in public places.


The Bidaya Prize (translated from Arabic as "beginning") is awarded to one gallery debuting on the international art scene.

Artists's waves

Within this format, exhibitions of innovative works of art selected by the artists themselves are held. At these exhibitions, visitors can meet with representatives of galleries, which include exhibiting artists.

Watch the video: NEORUN 2017 Abudhabi (April 2020).