Marker is Art Dubai’s curated programme of galleries and artspaces, which focuses each year on a particular theme or geography. This section aims to exemplify the fair's role as a site of discovery and cross-cultural exchange, and is a feature of Art Dubai’s extensive not-for-profit programming.
In 2014, Marker focused on Central Asia and the Caucasus and was curated by the artists Slavs and Tatars.
2014: CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS
Curator: Slavs and Tatars
Spaces: ArtEast, Bishkek / Asia Art+, Almaty / North Caucasus Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Vladikavkaz / Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project, Tbilisi / YARAT Contemporary Art Organisation, Baku
2013: WEST AFRICA
Curator: Bisi Silvi
Spaces: Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos / Espace doual'art, Douala / Carpe Diem, Ségou / Nubuke Foundation, Accra / Raw Material Company, Dakar
Curator: Alia Swastika
Spaces: Ark Galerie, Jakarta / Biasa Artspace, Bali / Galeri Canna, Jakarta / D Gallerie, Jakarta / Jogja Contemporary, Yogyakarta
2011: INTRODUCTORY YEAR
Curator: Nav Haq
Spaces: Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Alexandria / Grey Noise, Lahore / Liu Ding’s Store, Beijing / Makan, Amman / Ruangrupa, Jakarta