Abu Dhabi Art is a four-day art platform that annually welcomes over 20,000 visitors. It includes an art fair of international galleries (which have included Gagosian, White Cube, Kamel Mennour and The Third Line amongst others) as well as a large programme of artist commissions, large-scale exhibitions, talks, workshops and performing arts. Nicky Ure was part of the team that set up Abu Dhabi Art in 2009, developing and managing the brand, strategy, operating model, as well as planning and delivery of the entire programming and overseeing operations of the four-day event for seven editions. Over these years we worked with Anish Kapoor, Marina Abramović, Larry Gagosian, JR, Yan Pei Ming, Shigeru Ban, William Kentridge, Daniel Buren, Yoko Ono and many more extraordinary artists, curators and cultural institutions.
Project type: Strategic Planning, Organisational Design & Development, Cultural Programming
Year: 2009 – 2015
Location: Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.