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The building commonly known as The Flying Saucer has been opened in 1978 as a combination of a restaurant with a drugstore, pharmacy, newsagent, tobacconist, gift shop, patisserie and delicatessen together in a one-stop-shop. Later on it was a fast-food restaurant, before in 2015 the Sharjah Art Foundation started to use it as an exhibition venue.
It is located at the corner of Sheikh Zahed St., Al Wahda St., and Sheikh Humaid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi St.
Main institution for contemporary arts, organizer of the Biennial and other world class events.
March - June 2022. Curators: Okwui Enwezor, Hoor Al Qasimi. Theme: Thinking Historically in the Present, conceived by late Enwezor.