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Calligraphy Square

Artists at this venue:
Sammy Baloji, Carolina Caycedo, Isaac Julien, Nusra Latif Qureshi, Roméo Mivekannin, Marwah Al Mugait, Mithu Sen, Nelly Sethna, Mounira Al Solh, Carrie Mae Weems

Calligraphy Square

At the centre of Sharjah’s heritage district, Calligraphy Square’s ensemble of institutions provide active community spaces for preserving the culture of Sharjah and the broader Gulf region, from calligraphy and craft to theatre and architecture. The distinctive character of the area stems from its historical identity as a mixed-used neighbourhood, with residential houses interconnecting with notable souqs, including Souq Al Arsah and Souq Saqr. The cultural centres of Calligraphy Square have long been part of the Biennial’s fabric, serving as gathering spaces and performance sites.
(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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