NOTICE: In response to safety measures for COVID-19, the campus of NYU Abu Dhabi is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to have events and activity online, and invite you to join our TRACE series, underway now. Soon we will announce an entirely virtual exhibition as well.
Established in 2014, The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Art Gallery is the Gulf’s
first and only university gallery with a program of scholarly and
experimental museum exhibitions. The program seeks to map new territories
and ideas through presenting exhibitions by internationally established
artists, curators, and scholars at its main space. Its auxiliary venue, the
Project Space, is an exhibition laboratory for the university community,
and for emerging artists and curators. Situated within NYU Abu Dhabi, the
community of which hails from over 115 countries, The Art Gallery organizes
free public programs and guided tours in conjunction with its
groundbreaking exhibitions. It also produces scholarly publications, which
are a core part of its curatorial frame and reflect its academic mission.
Collectively, with the Gallery’s Reading Room, these welcoming, intimate
spaces open up artistic opportunities and initiate regional and
The Galleries Department oversees all exhibition activity on campus, including the main gallery (for museum exhibitions), the Project Space (for experimental projects), and the Christo Award (for emerging UAE artists).
Our contact info is available here.
The NYUAD Art Gallery is an intimate museum space in a university setting. Modeled on the academic museums of …
The NYUAD Art Gallery publishes original research in the form of book projects and illustrated youth guides, in tandem with its exhibition program.
Located in the The Arts Center, The Project Space is a non-commercial gallery dedicated to Abu Dhabi community…
The NYUAD Gallery Reading Room is located adjacent to the gallery and holds reference materials related to the current exhibition.
Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award,…
Behind the scenes at the NYUAD Art Gallery