ADMAF @ Abu Dhabi Art 2023

ADMAF’s participation at Abu Dhabi Art 2023 is rooted in the profound belief that art is a powerful catalyst for cultural enrichment and dialogue. As fervent advocates for the transformative impact of the arts, ADMAF recognizes the importance of providing a platform for emerging talents, fostering creativity, and encouraging diverse perspectives.

Join us on this journey of artistic exploration, where the intersection of creativity and culture takes center stage, reinforcing ADMAF’s commitment to shaping a vibrant and dynamic cultural landscape.

Unveiling of Christo and Jeanne - Claude Award

TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER, 2023 – 5:30PM

Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award, presented by New York University Abu Dhabi and in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has been established to nurture artistic talent in the United Arab Emirates. It is an annual award produced in collaboration with The NYUAD Art Gallery. The Award is given for the proposal and creation of an artwork that, in the spirit of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work, can be publicly exhibited and enjoyed.

From left to right: NYUAD graduate Vivi Zhu, University of Sharjah graduate Hala El Abora and current NYUAD graduate student Majd Alloush pay tribute to the UAE’s mangrove ecosystems while encouraging an appreciation for the natural solutions they offer in the face of growing climate concerns in their winning submission, ‘Shaheeq’.


Mixed media, scap metal, light

Commissioned by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation

Community partners: “Into the Horizon”


Abu Dhabi Art, Manarat Al Saadiyat

Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26 November, 2023 / 2PM-9PM

COP 28, Expo City Dubai

30 November – 13 December, 2023

Hybrid Collaborations: Pushing/blurring boundaries between art and tech

Panel Discussion

THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER, 2023 – 4:30 PM

The Theatre, Manarat Al Saadiyat

DooEun Choi
Art Director, Hyundai Motor
Soojin Park
Senior Curator, MMCA
Sooyon Lee
Curator, MMCA
Prof. Gus Xia
Assistant Professor of Machine Learning, MBZUAI
Nadine Khalil
Curator and critic

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Performance Bodies/Porous Borders: Dynamics of truth/fiction, reality/unreality, human/non-human

Panel Discussion

SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER, 2023 – 4:30 PM

The Theatre, Manarat Al Saadiyat

Nujoom Alghanem
Poet, filmmaker and artist
Sunjung Kim
Artistic Director, Art Sonje Center
Je Yun Moon
Project Director, Art Sonje Center
Maya El Khalil
Indipendent curator 

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