Carbon 12 was founded in 2008 as a platform for international artistic exchange, enabling artists and art lovers from all around the world to meet in the fantastic city of Dubai. Carbon 12 is the city’s first truly international art space, with an exciting programme of emerging as well as established artists. The gallery’s owners have a young, fresh and dynamic approach to contemporary art. Their mission is to bring a colourful variety of international movements and styles with one common point: contemporary art at its best. Carbon 12 represents both newly-discovered artists and internationally recognised names whose works already hang in museums. The chic minimalism of the art space, which is located in Dubai Marina, is the ideal environment for showcasing the unique works that the curators have chosen to bring to Dubai. Carbon 12 will host ten exhibitions a year, opening each one with a “vernissage”. For most exhibitions the artists will be present at the opening event.