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Bait Al Serkal

Artists at this venue:
Ian Cheng, Astrid Klein, Pamela Rosenkranz, Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Michael Rakowitz, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Stan Douglas, Barbara Kasten, Marwa Arsanios, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Munem Wasif, Jon Rafman

Information about the artists and artworks on the image pages.

About this venue, map  

Exhibition:
Making New Time
Curator: Omar Kholeif


Bait Al Serkal

Built in the 19th century, the Al Serkal house was a former home of the British Commissioner for the Arabian Gulf. After other use, in the early 1960s it was transformed into the first hospital in Sharjah, where many prominent residents of the city were born.

It was restored between 1993 and 1995 together with other heritage buildings in the Al Shuwaiheen area. The beautiful three-storey building has a total area of 2600 m2, and an interior courtyard of aproximately 440 m2.

Bait Al Serkal serves the Sharjah Art Foundation as one of the venues for the Sharjah Biennial and for changing exhibitions.

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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