Abu Dhabi Art Will Return To The Capital This November

Emma Hodgson   |   10-07-2023

The dates for the popular Abu Dhabi Art fair have been announced for 2023. The 15th edition of the fair is set to take place  from 22 to 26 November 2023 at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi.

Exciting sectors are set to return for this years event, including Modern & Contemporary, which is open to Modern and Contemporary galleries who have been operating for at least seven years; Special Projects, where galleries which have been operating for at least three years can present solo or two-artist exhibits; and Emerge, where galleries present artworks under USD 3,000. Alongside these is the Focus sector, showcasing galleries which have been invited to participate with specific artists chosen by a guest curator. 

One of the most interesting editions for this year’s event is the works of Emirati artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, who represented the United Arab Emirates at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2022, as this year’s visual campaign artist. 

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim

Commenting on the festival, Ibrahim said: “As one of the most important platforms for art, Abu Dhabi Art has tremendous value and visibility for local and global artists and art lovers. Having personally participated in its exhibitions since its inception and seen its growth over the years, I have always believed in its prominence and distinction. The same can be said of the organisers, who champion a community of culture and position it prominently as one of the most important international art exhibitions worldwide. Abu Dhabi Art is a pillar of the local and international art community and we are proud to welcome Abu Dhabi Art visitors to our city of culture”.

An artwork by Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim