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Sharjah Art Museum

Artists at this venue:
Fathi Afifi, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Omar Badsha, Natalie Ball, Pablo Bartholomew and Richard Bartholomew, Wook-kyung Choi, Solmaz Daryani, Imane Djamil, Kimathi Donkor, Brenda Fajardo, Yulia Grigoryants, Archana Hande, Fathi Hassan, Saddam Al Jumaily, Robyn Kahukiwa, Hanni Kamaly, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Hiroji Kubota, Jawad Al Malhi, Queenie McKenzie, Eubena Nampitjin, Mame-Diarra Niang, Shelley Niro, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Ángela Ponce, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Varunika Saraf, Nilima Sheikh, Semsar Siahaan, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Obaid Suroor, Hank Willis Thomas, Nil Yalter


Sharjah Art Museum

Easily identifiable by its monumental silhouette and wind towers, Sharjah Art Museum is composed of two spacious wings joined by raised passageways. Established in 1995, Sharjah Art Museum was originally housed in Bait Al Serkal, a heritage house across the street. The current building, inaugurated in 1997 during Sharjah Biennial 3, displays a permanent collection of modern and contemporary Arab art as well as temporary exhibitions. In 2003, when Hoor Al Qasimi became the director of Sharjah Biennial, the inclusion of the museum as a Biennial site was a deliberate gesture to integrate the heritage areas of Al Shuwaiheen into the global event.
(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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