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São Paulo – The 13th edition of one of the main international art fairs in the Middle East, Art Dubai, receives twelve Latin American artists to take up its residency program – five of them Brazilians. They will be in the emirate for 4 to 8 weeks, producing artworks to be exhibited in the show from March 20 to 23. The other artists are from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba and Uruguay.
Art Dubai is one of the main international art fairs in the Middle East and one of the most relevant events to see art in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, a region known as MENASA.
The five Brazilian resident artists are Flora Rebollo (São Paulo) – photo of her work above – Luiz Roque (São Paulo), Alexandre da Cunha (São Paulo), and Laura Lima (Rio de Janeiro). The other Latin Americans are Verónica Vázquez (Uruguay), Luis Enrique López-Chávez (Cuba), José Manual Mesías (Cuba), Luciana Lamothe (Argentina), Nicanor Aráoz (Argentina), Mazenett Quiroga (Colombia), and Jerry B. Martin (Argentina).
The artists will immerse themselves in the life and culture of the UAE and the local art scene to create new artworks for the fair merging their distinct artistic practice with their temporary surroundings.
The project is co-curated by São Paulo-based curator and artistic director of the art space Pivô, Fernanda Brenner and Abu Dhabi-based Munira Al Sayegh. The second edition is sponsored by the UAE Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, with residency spaces provided by Bait 15, Dubai Design District, Tashkeel and Warehouse421.
In addition to the resident’s artworks, the painting “A Grande Árvore” [The Big Tree] (2018) by Brazilian Marcelo Moscheta lent by Galeria Vermelho (São Paulo, Brazil) will also be shown in the exhibition.
Art Dubai 2019 will bring together over ninety galleries from more then forty countries, divided in four sections: Contemporary, Modern, Bawwaba, and Residents. Bawwaba means gateway in Arabic and is a new section of the fair that features 10 solo presentations, showcasing works created within the last year . Bawwaba features works by artists from, based in, and/or focused on projects about Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Central and South Asia. French-Cameroonian curator Élise Antagana will curate the section.
The complete programming of Art Dubai, which also features lectures, performances, tours and workshops, may be found on the show’s website. The 13th Art Dubai is part of Dubai Art Week, to occur from March 16 to 23, which includes other events.
Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim
Hours and Tickets
March 20, guest-only
March 21: 2-9:30pm (last entrance at 9pm)
March 22: 12-9:30pm (last entrance at 9pm)
March 23: 12-6:30pm (last entrance at 6pm)
Day ticket (valid one day, either March 22, 23, 24): 60 AED if purchased online, 90 AED if purchased onsite
3 Day ticket (valid all days, March 22-24): 100 AED if purchased online, 150 AED if purchased onsite
Translated by Guilherme Miranda