Art Dubai is an international fair with its roots in the Middle East and South Asia. In 2014, the fair featured more than 85 gallery spaces from 34 countries–from the world’s most established to dynamic young artspaces. In addition to the Contemporary halls, Art Dubai launched a new programme devoted to modern art from the Middle East and South Asia. Art Dubai Modern included eleven galleries, each presenting a solo or two-person show by modern masters.
Marker is Art Dubai’s curated programme of galleries and artspaces, which focuses each year on a particular theme or geography. In 2014, this programme was curated by the artists Slavs and Tatars, and had a focus on Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Art Dubai’s VIP Programme hosts institutions and curators (and in 2013, over 75 museum groups attended the fair), as well as collectors and arts professionals. The fair aims to support galleries that are rigorous in their approach and that are highly supportive of artists and innovative projects.