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Sharjah Art Museum, right wing

Artists at this venue:
Anwar Jalal Shemza, Lubaina Himid, Semiha Berksoy, Marwan, Bruno Pacheco, Huguette Caland, Shezad Dawood

Information about the artists and artworks on the image pages.

About this venue, map  

Making New Time
Curator: Omar Kholeif

Sharjah Art Museum

The Sharjah Art Museum, established in 1995 under the Art Directorate of the Department of Culture & Information, was housed in Bait Al Serkal until 1997. The new building, fully designated to the fine arts and art-related activities, was constructed just a few steps from there, and inaugurated on 9 April 1997 during the 3rd Sharjah Biennial.

The main building and another one behind, interconnected by two passage ways, have 68 halls of various sizes and a total area of aprox. 11,000 square meters.


On the second floor, a selection of the Orientalist Collection from His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of UAE and Ruler of Sharjah, is on display.

Until 2023, the museum hosts A Century in Flux, a selection of key modernist paintings, sculptures and mixed media artworks from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection, curated by Salwa Mikdadi with Barjeel curators Mandy Merzaban and Karim Sultan.


Sharjah Biennial 14:
Leaving the Echo Chamber

7 March - 10 June 2019

Over 80 participants

Curators, exhibitions:

Zoe Butt: Journey Beyond the Arrow

Omar Kholeif: Making New Time

Claire Tancons: Look for Me All Around You

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