Exhibitor Name
Petra Kaltenbach
Stand: Z28

Petra Kaltenbach is a fine artist, video artist, graphic designer and curator. Born in Duisburg, Germany in 1962, Petra began her career as a graphic designer and held the position as managing director and partner of an advertising agency in Germany from 1991 – 2002.

Petra moved to Dubai in 2004, where she witnessed rapid and unprecedented growth in the urban environment around her. Later, in 2015, she dedicated herself full time to her art. With her background in graphic design, she transitioned into painting and video art often intertwining her paintings with embedded technology such as QR codes. More recently, Petra has begun to make NFTs (non-fungible tokens) of her art.

In 2016, Petra was shortlisted by the International Emerging Artist Award - IEAA in 2016 and in 2018, her video art was accepted to be shown on the façade of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. That same year, she was awarded the title of best UAE-resident artist at World Art Dubai. She was also sponsored by Canon, who gave her a year-long sponsorship due to her work with their printing technology. The artist continues to collaborate with Canon on special projects by incorporating their UV-printing technology into her paintings. Since 2019, Petra has been part of the curatorial team at World Art Dubai, one of the biggest art fairs in the Middle East.



2015 - development of her QR-Art - full time artist 


2016 - shortlisted for the International Emerging Artist Award


2017 - Shortlisted video for Burj Khalifa facade
 - Shortlisted for the World Art Dubai Award
         - Canon Sponsorship for 1y


2018 - Finalist for Burj Khalifa facade, 
        - Finalist of the World Art Dubai Award: Best UAE-Resident Artist
        - Sponsored by the German Embassy


2019 - Curator of World Art Dubai- ongoing
        - Creating a fashion line in coop with the 
  fashion house ROXX Fashion
        - Sponsored by the German Consulate General


2021 - awarded with the 10y Cultural / Golden Visa 
  by Dubai Arts and Culture Authority


2021 - First NFT launched with MORROW Collective


2022 - Art Dubai Digital

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