The exciting first edition of START Doha launches at the W Hotel Doha and in partnership with the New York Times' acclaimed 'Art For Tomorrow' conference. START Doha brings together an engaging showcase of carefully selected and exclusively invited galleries for a focussed and intimate art fair that dominates the industrial and edgy 29th floor of the hotel. The event pins itself at the centre of a key week in the contemporary art calendar for the rapidly developing region, when leading artists curators, commentators and collectors will convene in Doha to immerse themselves in a week of cultural discourse and contemporary art.

START Doha benefits from the successes of START London - now entering its fourth year, and from the expertise of Saatchi Gallery CEO Nigel Hurst, Parallel Contemporary Art Founders David and Serenella Ciclitira, and leading artist and curator Mahmoud Obaidi. We invite local collectors and art enthusiasts, as well as international guests, to explore a voyage of discovery with START Doha, as we present a selection of arresting contemporary artists - some making their intrepid debut in the region, others returning with captivating new artworks previously unseen in Qatar..


Saturday 11 March 2017 | 09:00 - 21:00

Sunday 12 March 2017 | 09:00 - 21:00

Monday 13 March 2017 | 09:00 - 21:00

Tuesday 14 March 2017 | 09:00 - 21:00


Fair Director
Jag Mehta - j.mehta@startartfair.com

Gallery Development Director
Melissa Digby-Bell - m.digby-bell@startartfair.com

Gallery and Artist Coordinator
Shana Hong - shana@startartfair.com

Event Coordinators
Antonia Hodges - a.hodge@parallelcontemporaryart.com
Shao Hui Kwok - s.kwok@parallelcontemporaryart.com

Clara De Lama Daageh - clara.delama@whotels.com
Georgia woolams - georgie@katchthis.com


ART FOR TOMORROW 2017 - Boundaries, Identity and the Public Realm

The third edition of Art for Tomorrow will take place from March 10-13, 2017 at the W Doha Hotel, Qatar. View the Art for Tomorrow 2016 highlights video for a brief overview of what to expect.

Join over 200 world-renowned art and cultural influencers from more than 20 countries, including museum directors, gallerists, curators, auction houses, collectors, entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions, lawyers, artists, architects, designers, urban planners, government officials and tourism organizations, as well as corporate and civic leaders at Art for Tomorrow.

With interviews and solution-oriented discussions led by award-winning New York Times journalists, the conference will investigate the issues that occupy the territory between art and public life. New boundaries, where and why art follows the rules or challenges them, and art's role in creating and influencing personal, corporate, urban and national identities will all be explored. The event will also examine the role of art as a catalyst for economic growth and development, as well as a mechanism for city or corporate branding.

Much more than a conference, Art for Tomorrow also offers an experiential dimension, including private tour of the Picasso-Giacometti exhibition, complimentary entry to START Doha Art Fair, as well as private museum tours. For all inquiries, please contact registration@artfortomorrow.com

Find out more here:

Art For Tomorrow

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