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Art Dubai and Sharjah Biennial 2009

In 2009, Art Dubai and the Sharjah Biennial coincided for the first time. Photos and information.
Mar 2009

Art Dubai
3rd edition, Madinat Arena Jumeirah Resort in Dubai
18 - 21 March 2009

68 participating galleries have been selected from over 300 applications.

Website: www.artdubai.ae

>> Art Dubai 2009 - Photo Impressions

Global Art Forum
Lectures and discussions. Platform of Art Dubai for the exchange of thoughts, conceptual considerations, opinions, information, and networking.
16 March, Doha (Qatar), Museum of Islamic Art:
Creating Spaces, Creating Audiences
18 March, Dubai:
12.00 - 17.30 Artists/Collectors: Brave New World
19 March:
11.00 - 17.30 ADACH: The Arts and Cultural Heritage: A Contemporary View
20.30 - 22.30 Artists’ Cities: Tehran
20 March:
11.00 - 17.30 Rules of Attraction: Cultural Destinations & Audiences
9th Sharjah Biennial
19 March - 16 May 2009
City of Sharjah
Director: Hoor Al Qasimi
Artistic director: Jack Persekian
Participants: more than 50 artists.

The SB9 program comprised the exhibition programme titled 'Provisions For The Future' curated by Isabel Carlos, and the performance and film programme 'Past Of The Coming Days' curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh.

Website www.sharjahbiennial.org

>> Sharjah Biennial 2009 - Photo Tour
Including works by 46 artists and groups
Abraaj Capital Art Prize
Established in 2008 to create a platform for individual artists who are revered in their local communities but lack international critical and commercial exposure. The Abraaj Capital Art Prize is the world’s largest art competition endowment, worth a total of US$1 million.
During Art Dubai 2009, there was the opening of the exhibition featuring the three winners of the 1st competition, selected out of almost 100 applications:
- Cristiana Perrella & Kutluğ Ataman
- Carol Solomon & Zoulikha Boubadellah
- Leyla Fakhr & Nazgol Ansarinia
>> Winning projects - photos and information

Al Bastakiya Art Fair 2009
16 March - 22 March 2009
Now in its third year, Al Bastakiya Art Fair (BAF, formerly Creek Art Fair) will take place again in the houses of Bastakiya, the historic area of Dubai.
Website: www.baf.ae


Art Dubai 2009
18 - 21 March 2009

Sharjah Biennial 2009
19 March - 16 May 2009

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