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About SAF's development, vision, audiences, programs:
Interview with Hoor Al Qasimi
President and Director of SAF
Sharjah Art Foundation brings a broad range of contemporary art and cultural programmes to the communities of Sharjah, the UAE and the region. Since 2009, SAF has built on the history of cultural collaboration and exchange that began with the first Sharjah Biennial in 1993.
Working with local and international partners, SAF creates opportunities for artists and artistic production through its core initiatives, including the Sharjah Biennial, the annual March Meeting, residencies, production grants, commissions, exhibitions, research, publications, and a growing collection.
SAF's education and public programmes focus on building recognition of the central role art can play in the life of a community by promoting public learning and a participatory approach to art. Sharjah Art Foundation is funded by the Department of Culture and Information, Government of Sharjah.
Organized since 1993, the Sharjah Biennial was fundamentally reoriented in 2003 on the initiative and under the direction of Hoor Al Qasimi.
Five multi-functional art spaces of the Sharjah Art Foundation in Al Mureijah. Inaugurated in March 2013 for Sharjah Biennial 11.
As featured by the UAE Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015, the show is presented in Sharjah Feb. - May 2016. Essay by curator Hoor Al Qasimi and photo documentation.
Eungie Joo, curator of Sharjah Biennial 12, about her curatorial approach and experience of working with the artists. Interview by Pat Binder & Gerhard Haupt
Before and After Minimalism. Early artworks, seminal works and participatory projects, new commissioned sculpture, 2014, SAF Art Spaces. Interview by Hoor Al Qasimi.
Exhibition at Bait Al Serkal, 2014. Essay about her work, on the spaces we seek and the places we make to be able to face others, and ourselves. By Bettina Mathes
Re-Possessing a Funktioning Utopia. Curator: Shannon Ayers Holden; Artists: Xenobia Bailey, Hassan Hajjaj, Zak Ové. Sharjah, Oct. 2013 - Jan. 2014
Symposium conceived by curator Eungie Joo as part of the Sharjah Biennial 2015. Photos of the Meeting and of the parallel SAF exhibitions.
Just Knocked Out. Modified version of her exhibition shown at MoMA PS1, Dec. 2012 - Febr. 2013, Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah.
SAF Collections Building, Sharjah. Nov. 2012 - Jan. 2013. Curatorial text by Hoor Al-Qasimi and photos of the exhibition