W.A.D Unplug Yourself

World Art Dubai - The region's largest contemporary retail art fair ran under the theme ‘unplug yourself, hosted 4000+ artwork pieces from 300+ renowned galleries and solo artists, hailing from 50+ countries. W.A.D welcomed more than 10,000 art enthusiasts of all ages and encouraged inspired thinking through a non-stop schedule of live art performances, workshops, talks at the four-day art and lifestyle fair.

300+
Local & International Exhibitors

50+
Countries

120+
Galleries

160+
Solo Artists

4000+
Art Pieces

Art Priced From
100$ - 20,000$

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The art of choosing your art

Art has become more affordable – portraits, photographs, sculptures and paintings can liven up a living space, but selecting carefully is key.

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Curating Art Apparel At World Art Dubai

According to a recent study, the vast majority of people wear 20 per cent of their clothes 80 per cent of the time.

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Artists To Look Out For At World Art Dubai

Artists are increasingly creating pieces that fuse art forms such as painting, sculpture, photography, collage and more to break style boundaries through experimentation and innovation.

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Advice From 10 Female Artists On How To Make It In The Art World

When it comes to your art world career who better to take advice from than an artist?

W.A.D NEXT

A holistic platform to the booming sector of digital art & NFTs, for the first time at World Art Dubai!

Engaging, Exceptional,
Experiential-Things at WAD!

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    Art for Every Wall

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    Workshops for all ages

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    Robo-Art

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    World Art Dubai Celebrates Emerging Artists

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    The Artwalk

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    Urban Art DXB is Back and Bigger

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    Nikon Kids Photo Club

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    Live Performances

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    Fashion is the new canvas!

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    Future Artists at W.A.D

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    W.A.D Installations & Activations

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    W.A.D Next

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    Around The World x Japan

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    Live Doodle Art

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    Immersive Digital Art

Street Art & Culture Celebration - Urban Art DXB

From live graffiti to dance battles, skateboard customization, fashion graffiti battle and live makeup art, to DJ and more

Artists of The Week

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    Mikimikimikky1016

    Meet our artist of the week Mikimikimikky1016 who was able to heal her own mind and escape the darkness through painting. She uses acrylic to express the power of animals, plants, buildings, and people. Mikimikimikky1016’s WAD collection theme will be love and peace and it aims to make people feel warmth, kindness, and comfort.
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    Jeff Murray

    Jeff Murray returns to WAD 2022 for his fourth time with his pen and ink art collection inspired by urban landscapes, geography, nature and ancient history.
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    Griet Van den Auwelant

    Griet Van den Auwelant our Belgian ceramic Artist Of The Week. She uses art as a vital and constant source of pleasure, hope and ease, a way of life. Griet tell stories through her unplanned ceramics where each peace turns into a characters.
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    Keerthana Selvakumar

    Keerthana Selvakumar from India exhibiting for the first time at WAD2022. She is influenced by pop culture, and has developed a deep love for portraying women in the modern world. She uses vibrant, bold colors that pop and give a textured finish look which highlights the essence of the story that she captures.
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    Olga Belka

    Our artist of the week Olga Belka the unique Russian underwater artist and portraitist. Olga developed a unique technique painting in salt water while scuba diving. Each painting requires two to six dives and every dive lasts up to three hours.
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    Benazir Ihsan

    Meet our Malaysian based 9 years old #ArtistOfTheWeek Benazir Ihsan. She is an expressionist artist and paints what she feels not what she sees. Benazir’s mesmerizing artworks represents life in abstract form, from nature, to outer space and the human anatomy. Don’t miss her intriguing collection at #WAD2022
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    Michele Telari

    All the way from Italy, our Artist of The Week Michele Telari exhibiting with his metropolitan impressionism collection. The collection is inspired from his trips to New York, fascinated by architecture and busy life. Michele uses multiple techniques in his artworks such as pencil, pastels, watercolors, acrylic, oil and tempera to complete these stunning cityscapes.
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    Ria Sharma

    Ria Sharma is a multiple award winning Indian artist & photographer. She is the winner of  Nikon Photography Emerging Artist Prize at World Art Dubai 2021. She won with her creative self-portrait ‘Mask off’ that highlights what we are forced to become during the pandemic. Sharma says: “We may not be aware of the psychological challenges or the mental health issues that some of us may have been facing. Self-prisoner, isolated, and quite possibly sad! “Mask off is an illustration to reflect hope. A hope to remove this sad face mask ‘off’ and be our normal selves again.” www.riaksharma.com

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    Leon Löwentraut

    An up-and-coming international star Leon Löwentraut all the way from Germany. His style described as "Picasso, only more colorful". His Global Gate colourful installation will be at W.A.D

    The UNESCO’s supported Global Gate amplifies a message for a better world. The gate presents drawings addressing United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals under the #Art4GlobalGoals movement

 
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Dont Just Take Our Word For It

  • “This is my third time visiting World Art Dubai. The diversity in artists and art styles make me come back to the show each year. I have bought art in previous editions and look forward to seeing what the curation has to offer this year.”

    Marina Spirito Russia

  • “This is my first time at the show, I never knew something like this existed in Dubai. I’m very excited to be here, I’ve already met some artists who I am looking forward to connecting to.”

    Alex Goodwin United Kingdom

  • “It was a fantastic event as always and I am delighted to have been able to attend the event in light of the recent worldwide pandemic. World Art Dubai is always one of my favourite Dubai events and I look forward to attending next year. Well done Dubai.”

    Emi Beredugo British

  • “This is my second time to World Art Dubai, and the energy this year has been great. Despite the challenges this year, it was impressive to see such a diverse collection of international artists present and be part of this event. Most importantly I felt safe as a visitor and the precautions taken by the organisers really helped.”

    Dean Foley British

Art Blog

Key artists to check out in 2021

Artists have united from all corners of the globe for the seventh edition of World Art Dubai, with more than 200 local and international artists and galleries displaying over 2,000 pieces across a range of disciplines.

How the pandemic has shaped the art scene

With many galleries and museums across the globe closed or having had a spell of closure over the past year, the art scene has naturally felt the effects of the pandemic.

Artists To Look Out For At World Art Dubai

As consumer tastes continue to evolve, so too do art forms. The latest trend - heavily represented at this year’s World Art Dubai.

The local art scene can only thrive with wider support

By Batool Jafri | Dubai’s art scene is young, but it has the right energy to blossom. It is growing every day and, in comparison to the rest of the world, it is a glamorous community.

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