FIELD MEETING Take 6: Thinking Collections | Asia Contemporary Art Week

Alserkal Avenue collaborates with Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) to host the first off-site iteration of FIELD MEETING, the annual forum for arts professionals, in Alserkal Avenue in January 2019.

FIELD MEETING Take 6: Thinking Collections will take place alongside Quoz Arts Fest on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 January, 2019. Concrete, Warehouse 46 and Warehouse 47 will host 35+ newly commissioned performances, lecture-performances, curatorial talks, and a string of pop-ups by today’s outstanding artists, curators, and creative minds from across all regions of Asia and beyond.

Join over 300 international and MENASA arts professionals for an energetically charged, theatrically imbued, and uplifting two-day experience that seeks to replicate the intimacy of a studio visit on a communal scale. FIELD MEETING Take 6: Thinking Collections takes Curator Leeza Ahmady’s thesis of ‘seeing the artist as the first collector, and artists’ studios as primary collections’ as an entry point for discussing the term “collections” beyond a rigid art market lens. The forum reclaims collections as the living energy of people: their research, processes, and meaningful activities.  

Download the full ACAW FIELD MEETING TAKE 6: Thinking Collections programme and schedule here.


Spaces are limited and advance registration is required here.


FIELD MEETING Presenting Artists & Arts Professionals

Amina Ahmed (New York,Tehran & London), Khadim Ali (Sydney & Kabul), Stephanie Bailey (Hong Kong, London & Athens), Burcak Bingol (Istanbul), Bingyi (Beijing), Heman Chong (Singapore), Zheng Chongbin (San Francisco & Shanghai), Nikhil Chopra (Goa), Lara Day & Pi Li (Hong Kong), Rana Dehghan (Tehran), Alexis Destoop (Sydney & Brussels), Arahmaiani Feisal (Yogyakarta, Bandung & Tibet), Wang Haiyang (Shanghai), Nadira Husain (Berlin), Hasanul Isyraf Idris (Kuala Lumpur), Ranbir Kaleka (New Delhi), Naiza Khan (London & Karachi), David Libertson (New York), River Lin (Paris & Taipei), ST Luk (New York & Tokyo), Umber Majeed (New York & Lahore), Bahman Mohammadi (Tehran), Francesca Recchia (Kabul), Chen Ronghui (Shanghai), Bassem Saad & Edwin Nasr (Beirut), Sam Samiee (Tehran), Moe Satt (Yangon), Ali Shayesteh (Hamadan), Zolaykha Sherzad (Kabul & New York), Sandra Skurvida & Natasha Degen (New York), Ali Wong / Wong Kit Yi (Hong Kong & New York), Gao Yuan (Shanghai)


Presenting Institutions & ACAW Consortium Partners
Alserkal Avenue (Dubai), ArteEast, ArtAsiaPacific, Asia Society Museum, Asia Art Archive in America, Capsule Shanghai (Shanghai), Christie’s, Clark House Initiative (Mumbai), Curagenda (New York), DAG, Dastan Gallery (Tehran), DOOSAN Gallery, Eli Klein Gallery, Eurasian Cultural Alliance (Almaty), INK STUDIO (Beijing), Japan Society, M+ (Hong Kong), Mah Art Gallery (Tehran), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Owen James Gallery, PSM Gallery (Berlin), Queens Museum, Reversible Destiny Foundation, Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur), Ronin Gallery (New York), Roya Khadjavi Projects, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, SVA MA Curatorial Practice, Tina Kim Gallery,Turquoise Mountain (Kabul), Twelve Gates Arts, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, Ulterior Gallery, Wald & Kim Foundation, +91 Foundation


For presenter profiles, synopsis, curatorial statement, and full agenda please visit


(Artwork: Wang Haiyang, Shots of THE CITY OF DIONYSUS, 2018, Animated short film)