Art Dubai Projects
Art Dubai Projects is a not-for-profit programme of new works and performances that explores the fabric and economy of an art fair, embracing the theatrical nature of such an event. The programme also includes a radio station and the Art Dubai Cinema.
Primarily, Art Dubai Projects aims to support artists’ practices, and encourage audiences to embrace the quizzical and participatory nature of the fair. Yet organically – and thanks to the artists who have seized the opportunity with such dedication and zeal – the programme has allowed the fair to develop a more constant, almost institutional edge, while forcing us to be particularly open and self-reflexive in our approach.
The curator of Art Dubai Projects 2016 was Yasmina Reggad:
Yasmina Reggad is an independent curator and writer based between London and Athens, and works between London, Algiers and Athens. She holds an MA in Middle Ages History from the Sorbonne University and is presently Programme Curator at aria (artist residency in algiers) and was Exhibition and Projects Manager at Delfina Foundation. Reggad’s research focuses on the politics of futurity, as well as on alternative models of art education. Her recent curatorial projects include a series of evening of performances at Delfina Foundation, UK; 'Puppetmaster' by Adrian Lee at DJART Biennal, Algeria; 'Djazaïr' (with Ali MacGilp) at John Jones Art Art, UK; 'Intervening Space: From the Intimate to the World' at The Mosaic Rooms, UK; 'Sketches of Algiers 1' by Amina Menia at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, UK. She is currently curating 'We Can’t Be There. Emergency Provisions for (Un)Anticipated Futures', a 6-month series of public events taking place at Goldsmiths University, Tate Modern, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Delfina Foundation, UK.
Reggad publishes essays and articles on contemporary art, takes part in several juries, and is regularly called upon to participate in panel discussions and talks for institutions such as the ICA, Turner Contemporary, Iniva, Goldsmiths University, Cornerhouse in the UK, Sharjah Art Foundation in the UAE, Villa Arson in France or Casa Tomada in Brazil. She was in-residence at HICP-Helsinki International Curatorial Programme in 2015 and Art Dubai's Forum Fellow Curator in 2014.
ART DUBAI PROJECTS PARTICIPATING ARTISTS TO DATE:
Ebtisam Abdulaziz / Mahmoud Khaled / Adel Abidin / Bouchra Khalili / Abbas Akhavan / Naiza Khan / Hala Ali / Khyal Khana / Ammar Al Attar / Bari Kumar / Nadia Ayari / Farideh Lashai / Fayçal Baghriche / Setu Legi / Yto Barrada / Basim Magdy / Fari Bradley / Najat Makki / Carlos Celdran / Sophia Al Maria / Youmna Chlala / Shaikha Al Mazrou / James Clar / Amina Menia / Clark House Initiative / Hazem El Mestikawy / Sunoj D / Cha Min-Young / Dina Danish / Karim Mortada /Wim Delvoye / Magdi Mostafa / Maitha Demithan / Joe Namy / Hind Bin Demaithan / Yudi Noor / Mary Evans / Ahmet Öğüt / Reem Falaknaz / Shamsa Al Omaira / Amir Fallah / Fatima Al Qadiri / Rami Farook / Maryam Al Qassimi / Sunil Gawde / Marwan Rechmaoui / Bahk Seon Ghi / Bérénice Saliou / Azim Al Ghussein / Hrair Sarkissian / Sara Al Haddad / Hassan Sharif / Ehsan Ul Haq / Angelle Siyang-Le / Shuruq Harb / Mounira Al Solh / Abhishek Hazra / Sharmeen Syed / Susan Hefuna / Oraib Toukan / Malak Helmy / UBIK / Isabella Ellaheh Hughes / Deniz Üster / Raed Ibrahim / Hajra Waheed / Iman Issa / Lawrence Weiner / Shi Jinsong / Raed Yassin / Rania Jishi / Tarek Zaki / Hiwa K / Zid Zid Kids / Mohammed Kazem / Jessica Mein / Hind Mezaina / Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim / Mehraneh Atashi / Rheim Alkadhi / Maria Thereza Alves / Mehreen Murtaza / Yazan Khalili / Doa Aly / Sreshta Rit Premnath / Massinissa Selmani / Nile Sunset Annex / Areej Kaoud / Moza Almatrooshi / Jumairy / Lydia Ourahmane