The fifth edition of World Art Dubai has concluded on a high as it marked three award ceremonies during the closing days of the show. Heralded as the most successful edition in its five years, the fair placed the spotlight on a range of international and emerging artists and galleries, awarding winners across numerous competitions and awards that took place during the show.
“World Art Dubai has continued to build on the success we have established during the past five years. Renowned as the region’s most populator exhibition for affordable art, it has become much more than just an art fair, serving as an opportunity for the art community and art lovers to celebrate artistic talent in one venue,” said Andrew Wingrove, Show Director at World Art Dubai.
The four day-long event featured a packed schedule of art-related activities, talks, workshops, live entertainment and relentless sales. World Art Dubai 2019 closed with visitors viewing a 3,000-strong collection of original contemporary artworks, paintings, sculptures, digital photographs, custom-made installations and more, displayed by more than 150 local, regional and international artists and galleries.
Taking place on the final day of the show, the World Art Dubai Awards returned to recognise the amazing talents among the participating galleries and artists this year. The ceremony crowned winners for the World Art Dubai Emerging Artist; World Art Dubai Solo Artist Award; World Art Dubai Gallery Award; and World Art Dubai Outstanding Art Award. Each awardee was selected based on their contributions to World Art Dubai 2019 and the art industry as a whole, by a panel of judges that included its curators and organisers.