Gateway Line

Gateway is the curated annual exhibition which is launched during Abu Dhabi Art and extends after the art fair concludes for an additional three months. This year the exhibition is entitled “Line” and draws curatorial connections between established UAE artists and their international peers. Curated by Maya Allison, Chief Curator and Gallery Director at New York University Abu Dhabi.


  • David Claerbout
  • Ebtisam Abdulaziz
  • Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim
  • Mohammed Kazem
  • Saloua Rounda Choucair
  • Shilpa Gupta
  • Tatsuo Miyajima


Maya Allison is founding director of the art galleries and chief curator at New York University Abu Dhabi. Her background is as a curator at academic museums, including at the RISD Museum (Rhode Island School of Design) and curator at the Bell Gallery (Brown University). She was also director of the city-wide, international new media showcase Pixilerations, and of the 5 Traverse Gallery, both in Providence, RI, USA. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, a BA in Art History from Reed College, and was awarded a research fellowship on curatorial practices at Brown University’s Center for Public Humanities. She has curated numerous exhibitions including Diana Al-Hadid: Phantom Limb (NYUAD, 2016), Slavs and Tatars: Mirrors for Princes (NYUAD, 2015), Nostalgia Machines (Brown University, 2011) and Music Video/Silent Film: Innovations in the Moving Image (RISD Museum, 2007). Her most recent project, But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008 (NYUAD, 2017) is a comprehensive survey of a UAE-based avant-garde community over the two decades before its artists rose to international prominence.


Continues till 27th January 2018
Daily: 09:00-20:00
Galley S , Manarat Al Saadiyat