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Khalid Bin Mohammed School

Artists at this venue:
Ayoung Kim, mandla, Steve McQueen, The Living and the Dead Ensemble

Khalid Bin Mohammed School

Khalid Bin Mohammed School currently houses The Africa Institute, a think tank and postgraduate institution established in 2018. The school is named after Sheikh Khalid Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah from 1965 to 1972. Responding to an influx of new student enrolment compelled by the UAE’s education mandate in the 1970s, the Ministry of Education commissioned a series of school prototypes to meet the urgent expansion of the public school system. One of these prototypes, designed by Khatib & Alami, became the basis of the Khalid Bin Mohammed School and more than a dozen near-identical institutions across Sharjah, all of which feature classrooms organised in vaulted bays around a central courtyard.
(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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