Abu Dhabi Art 2020 in Abu Dhabi | Coming Soon in UAE

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Abu Dhabi Art 2020, an annual cultural event in its 12th edition will be held virtually on November 19-26.

Abu Dhabi Art Fair will allow visitors to see the best works of contemporary artists and immerse themselves in their cultural context thanks to a variety of educational and cultural events.

The Fair welcomes the world’s most innovative galleries, and provides public talks, workshops, conversations, and events programs, presenting iconic pieces by internationally renowned artists and unique artworks by emerging local and international talents.


In addition, the event provides a sales platform for participating galleries that showcase ambitious installations and site-specific works by their artists to a wide audience. Modern and Contemporary galleries present a wide range of artworks by different artists curated by 6 guest curators:

The Day After

This gallery sector curated by Simon Njami highlights artists from across the African continent in an exhibition format. The main idea of the day after which can only occur if it is related to subjectivity and conviction is that artists are the sole bearers of an unstained subjectivity.


A new gallery sector that highlights emerging and established Korean artists chosen by their innovative artworks that are curated by Sung Woo Kim.


India Today

Curated by Ashwin Thadani, this sector brings together artists and galleries from India for the second year in a row.

A Picture Held Us Captive

Curated by Nada Raza, a new sector will bring together artists and galleries from UAE in an exhibition format. The selection of works will bring into question the primacy of the visual in our shift to consuming art online.

Beyond: Emerging Artists

Curated by Maya El Khalil, it will be a selection of new artworks by emerging artists from UAE, highlighting Abu Dhabi Art’s commitment to supporting emerging artists in the development of their work.

Organized by: Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
Venue: Abu Dhabi Art website
Ticket price: Free (registration needed)
Admission: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM