Etihad Modern Art Gallery

 

Etihad Modern Art Gallery is a multi-purpose art space at the heart of the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi.  Over the past three years the owner Khaled Seddiq Al has organised significant art shows and local heritage exhibitions.  Local artists showcase their work, and the gallery hosts a wide range of cultural activities such as art workshops, poetry nights and music events. 

Our Goal

The continuous revival of the emerging art scene in Abu Dhabi, as well as opening a dialogue with the public, introducing new art concepts while promoting the vision of its founder, H.E. Khaled Siddiq Al Mutawaa.

Momentum/Sovereign art prize

 

For Art Nomads – Made in The Emirates, MOMENTUM is proud to present, in partnership with the Sovereign Art Foundation MENA Art Prize, their finalists from the UAE: Hazem Harb, Nadia Kaabi-Linke and Walid Al Wawi.  Following 12 successful years of The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, held annually in Hong Kong, The Sovereign Art Foundation arrived in the UAE in October 2016 with its inaugural Sovereign Middle East & North Africa Art Prize (MENA).  MOMENTUM is a non-profit platform for time-based art, active worldwide since 2010, with headquarters in Berlin at the Kunstquartier Bethanien Art Center. MOMENTUM’s program is composed of local and international Exhibitions, Artist and Curator Residencies, Video Art in Public Space Initiatives, a Performance Program and Archive, an Education Initiative and Archive, and a growing Collection. MOMENTUM serves as a bridge joining professional art communities, irrespective of institutional and national borders. Working on a model of international partnerships and co-operations, MOMENTUM supports artists and artistic innovation.

 
 
 

About The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF)

The Sovereign Art Foundation is a charity founded in 2003 in Hong Kong, which is now also registered in the UK, Singapore and South Africa. SAF runs the annual Sovereign Asian Art Prize with the purpose of raising money to help disadvantaged children. Since its inception, SAF has raised over US$5 million for charities and artists worldwide, while the Sovereign Asian Art Prize has become the largest award for the arts across Asia. SAF funds projects using art as education, rehabilitation and therapy for disadvantaged children. The Sovereign Asian Art Prize is now in its 12th year and is the biggest, best known and most prestigious arts prize in the Asia region. In 2016, SAF launched its inaugural MENA Art Prize, for the Middle East & North Africa region.

www.sovereignartfoundation.com

About MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM is a non-profit platform for time-based art, active worldwide since 2010, with headquarters in Berlin at the Kunstquartier Bethanien Art Center. MOMENTUM’s program is composed of local and international Exhibitions, Artist and Curator Residencies, Video Art in Public Space Initiatives, a Performance Program and Archive, an Education Initiative and Archive, and a growing Collection.  Positioned as both a local and global platform, MOMENTUM serves as a bridge joining professional art communities, irrespective of institutional and national borders. Working on a model of international partnerships and co-operations, MOMENTUM supports artists and artistic innovation, bringing to Berlin work by international artists that would not otherwise have been seen here, and ensuring an international audience for exceptional local artists.  By enabling Exhibition, Discussion, Research, Creation, Collection, and Exchange, MOMENTUM is a platform which challenges the notion of time-based art in the context of both historical and technological development, continuously seeking innovative answers to the question ‘What is time-based art?’.