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Al Hamriyah Studios

Artists at this venue:
Lee Mingwei, Shiraz Bayjoo, Rohini Devasher, Lantian Xie, Léuli Eshrāghi, Jompet Kuswidananto, Neo Muyanga, Kawayan De Guia

Information about the artists and artworks on the image pages.

About this venue, map  

Journey Beyond the Arrow
Curator: Zoe Butt

Al Hamriyah Studios

Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) inaugurated Al Hamriyah Studios in 2017. Situated on the Sharjah coast at Al Hamriyah, the SAF off-site venue allows the Foundation to expand and diversify its programming outside the central exhibition spaces in Arts Square and the Heritage Area to include the whole of the Emirate of Sharjah. In close proximity to Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamriyah Studios also extends the Foundation’s outreach activities to different local communities in the northern Emirates.


In his design of Al Hamriyah Studios, Emirati architect Khaled Al Najjar of the award-winning local firm dxb.lab combines avant-garde and modern architectural technologies with regionally-inspired customs and traditions of the built environment. In keeping with SAF’s other urban development projects, which have readapted historic architectural elements to new uses, Al Hamriyah Studios were constructed on the site of a former souq.

The 2510.8 m2 community space will enable artists to concentrate on the production of artworks while engaging with other artists. The hubs of social interaction are the 761.8 m2 courtyard, the large multi-purpose room and the pantry space with its large communal table. Landscaped with local trees and plants, the courtyard will play host to a range of SAF public events, including outdoor cinema screenings and performances.

(From a SAF press release)


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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