Since 2015, Julius Baer has been honored to be the official financial sponsor of the Contemporary Section of Art Dubai, the leading international Art Fair in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Julius Baer is also the official partner of the fair’s Forum Fellows programme, which enables a selection of practitioners to meet, share ideas and best practices, and develop their skills. Since the program’s launch in 2011, a dynamic alumni group has been formed and several members still collaborate with each other beyond the scope of the programme.
Julius Baer’s partnership with Art Dubai is in line with our long-term commitment to supporting the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) emergence as both a business and cultural hub. It also highlights our trust in the importance of the local art scene, which we believe will continue to expand and attract further interest from the art community around the world.
The 2016 event featured 94 galleries from 40 countries and offered visitors the opportunity to discover the work of more than 500 local and international artists.