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Bait Al Serkal

Artists at this venue:
Bahar Behbahani, Manthia Diawara, Hassan Hajjaj, David Hammons, Saodat Ismailova, Marisol Mendez, Almagul Menlibayeva, Helina Metaferia, Aline Motta, Wangechi Mutu, Zohra Opoku, Prajakta Potnis, Aziza Shadenova, Kahurangiariki Smith

Bait Al Serkal

Once the personal residence of Issa Bin Abdul Latif Al Serkal, the British Commissioner for the Arabian Gulf, and later home to members of the ruling Al Qasimi family, Bait Al Serkal dates to the nineteenth century. Converted into Sharjah’s first maternity hospital in the early 1960s, it was restored and transformed into an arts and cultural centre in the mid-1990s. The new construction was part of a broader government effort to preserve a constellation of heritage houses in the Al Shuwaiheen neighbourhood, a focal point of the local art scene. The three-storey building is now used as a core Biennial venue and event space for a range of the Foundation’s programming.
(From the SB15 Guidebook)

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Sharjah Biennial 15, 2023
Thinking Historically in the Present

7 February - 11 June 2023
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Curated by Hoor Al Qasimi,
based on the concept of Okwui Enwezor who was invited to curate SB15 before his untimely passing in 2019

List of artists
Over 150 participants from more than 70 countries

SB15 Working Group, Enwezor’s longtime collaborators:
Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Ute Meta Bauer, Salah M. Hassan, Chika Okeke-Agulu, Octavio Zaya

SB15 Advisory Committee:
Sir David Adjaye OBE, Christine Tohmé

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