On 16 November 2015, Alserkal Avenue will be hosting exhibitions from new galleries with Galleries Night. Held simultaneously with Abu Dhabi Art week, Avenue’s galleries will be showcasing works by regional and international artists.
Several newcomers, such as Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, The Third Line, Dubai, and the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation, Dubai, will be participating in the event for the first time. Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, the founder of Alserkal Avenue said that these new additions to the Avenue “is affirmation of how far Alserkal Avenue has come as a community for the promotion of arts and culture…we look forward to making a similar impact in the international context as well.” Contemporary art remains the focus of the Avenue, and several of the galleries will be featuring abstract sculpture pieces, paintings, and paper works.
These exhibitions are the first wave of gallery openings at Alserkal Avenue’s expansion, which was established in March 2015. More galleries are expected to open in January and March of 2016 alongside more Galleries Nights. Alserkal Avenue was founded in 2007 and provides cultural and artistic initiatives in the community. Alserkal Avenue was founded by Abdelmone Bin Eisa Alserkal, who was born and raised in Dubai. He is also the two-time recipient of the Patron of the Arts award, presented by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashin Al Maktoum.