Global Art Forum
Featuring commissioned projects and research, as well as live talks guided by a curated theme, the Global Art Forum brings together a diverse line-up of participants, including artists, curators, musicians, strategists, thinkers and writers.
In 2014, the Forum titled ‘Meanwhile…History’ took place at the Katara Art Center, Doha, March 15-16, and at Mina A'Salam, Art Dubai, March 19-21. Commissioned by Shumon Basar with co-directors Omar Berrada and Ala Younis, the 2014 Global Art Forum was presented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), and held in partnership with the Office of Strategic Cultural Relations at Qatar Museums Authority through their Years of Culture annual initiative.
The Forum Fellows is a fellowship programme that aims to bring together a select group of exceptional young curators, writers and translators. In the long term, this intensive programme aims to develop an alumni group of dynamic practitioners who exchange ideas and experience, and promote best practice.
The commissioned publications, curated projects, and new research inspired by the Global Art Forum are presented in Forum Forum, a media repository section located in the art fair.