Abu Dhabi, 6 December 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Abu Dhabi has become a cultural pole and several art galleries are interested in investing the centre of the city in order to welcome cosmopolitan clients.
Ghaf Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi was created in 2006. Mohamed Kanoo and Jalal Luqman work on the development of the art scene in the capital and propose a complete and various agenda of the gallery, featuring exhibitions of local artists alongside international artists.
Barakat Gallery was founded in Jerusalem almost one hundred years ago. It is specialised in classic antiquities (Chinese, Pre-Columbian, Byzantine, Asian, African etc.) and presents quality works. It is also specialised in ancient numismatic and jewellery, and statues from Greece or Ancient Rome. The gallery has showrooms in London and Beverly Hills and works with great collectors as well as museum institutions.
Salwa Zeidan Gallery first opened in 1994 and then in January 2009, sponsored by His Excellency, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan. The gallery is a contemporary space that functions as a platform for international, along with local artists. On the other hand, the gallery has been given a reputation for representing the most renowned artists, usually from the United Arab Emirates and the Persian Gulf area. Salwa Zeidan gallery regularly organises separate exhibitions in collaboration with other international galleries, to present paintings, sculptures, photography, installations and performances. The gallery has represented artists such as Omar Zeidan, Mohammed Al Mazrourei, Nedim Kufi, Kourosh Salehi, Arman Stepanian, Arya Azadi and many more. It is one of the rare national galleries in Abu Dhabi Art Fair.
Gallery One from Dubai, has many franchises in the world and it is specialised in sales of photography art and reproductions.