An initiative from the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, Warehouse421 is designed to harness local talent. Outside the main entrance is a mural by LA artist Cleon Peterson.
Sign of the times
Set in a converted warehouse near the city’s old shipyards, Warehouse421, which opened in 2015, is one of the key institutions behind Abu Dhabi’s fledging modern art scene.
Bright and early
Warehouse421 is one of the UAE’s best-attended galleries. Visitors arrive just after opening time (10am Tuesday – Sunday).
Toeing the line
A detail from an installation by UAE artist Abdelghani Al Nahawi, which appeared in the recent Community Critique: SEAF 2017/ 2018 Cohort 5, an annual exhibition that features up-and-
coming local artists.
Abdelghani Al Nahawi’s installation “enters an abstract world, one where spaces and dimensions do not obey the set laws and limits”.
Not all the gallery’s visitors arrive on two legs.
Arts and minds
Each year, Warehouse421 hosts an exhibition of artworks by the recipients of the Sheikha Salama Emerging Artist Fellowship.
This year’s show featured this piece, In 3 km, by Dubai-based artist Nadine Ghandour
Evenings see Warehouse421’s popular evening programme kick into gear: either talks, creative workshops or film screenings. For a line-up of events, check out warehouse421.ae