Abu Dhabi: The 14th edition of Abu Dhabi Art, which is being held at Manarat Al Saadiyat until November 20th and organized by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT), was inaugurated by Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed, a member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office.
His Highness visited several galleries from around the globe. Sheikh Khaled met with eminent specialists who are guest curators and collaborators for galleries at the show, such as art historian Ms. Rachida Triki, gallerist Ms. Jade Yeşim Turanl, and arts writer Ms. Riccarda Mandrini.
As part of Abu Dhabi Art’s Gateway initiative, His Highness also met with Dr. Omar Kholeif, the curator of the exhibition My Life in the Metaverse. Sheikh Khaled also had meetings with emerging artists exhibiting their work through the Beyond program.
Sheikh Shakhbut Bin Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT-Abu Dhabi, Mr. Saif Saeed Ghobash, Secretary General of the Executive Council, and Mr. Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani, Undersecretary of DCT-Abu Dhabi also attended the event.
Abu Dhabi Art has enhanced the UAE’s cultural and creative sectors since 2007 by promoting local artists. Mr. Abdullah Al Saadi, Ms. Marinella Senatore, Ms. Shilpa Gupta, and Mr. Conrad Shawcross are among the artists whose new works have been commissioned for the Cultural Sites program of the 2022 edition of the fair.
Three emerging artists from the UAE, Mr. Majd Alloush, Mr. Mohamed Khalid, and Ms. Sarah Al Mehairi, have introduced numerous commissioned works for the fair as part of the year-round initiative Beyond: Emerging Artists.