Sharjah Art Foundation

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مؤسسة الشارقة للفنون
Formation 2009
Founder Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi
Purpose Art and cultural programming
Headquarters Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Parent organization
Department of Culture and Information, Government of Sharjah.
Website http://www.sharjahart.org/

The Sharjah Art Foundation is a contemporary art and cultural foundation based in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, founded in 2009 by Hoor Al Qasimi, daughter of Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, a member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and current ruler of Sharjah, to support artists and artistic practice in the emirate via different platforms that include Sharjah Biennial, the annual March Meeting, art residencies, production grants, commissions, art exhibitions, artistic research and publications.[1]

Sharjah Biennial[edit]

Sharjah Biennial is an international art happening that takes place in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, once every two years. The first International Sharjah Biennial took place in 1993 under the organization of Sharjah Department of Culture and Information and later transferred to Sharjah Art Foundation, for management and organization since its creation in 2009.[2]

March Meeting[edit]

March Meeting is an annual gathering of international art practitioners and art institutions in the region. It is organized by Sharjah Art Foundation and was launched in 2008, to encourage regional art professionals to connect, partner and share ideas in the sphere of contemporary art.[3]

Exhibition[edit]

List of notable exhibitions organized by Sharjah Art Foundation:

Year Title Curator Artists
2009 Disorientation II: The Rise and Fall of Arab Cities Jack Persekian
2010 A Retrospective: Tarek Al Ghoussein Jack Persekian Tarek Al Ghoussein
2011 Drift Hoor Al Qasimi Bouchra Khalili,

Doug Henders,

Rika Noguchi.

2011 This Situation Tino Sehgal
2012 What should I do to live in your life? Lee Kit, João Vasco Paiva
2012 Museum of Optography, The Purple Chamber Derek Ogbourne
2012 In Spite of it All Hoor Al Qasimi Rashid Masharawi, Marcel Odenbach, Melik Ohanian, Raeda Saadeh, Sharif Waked.
2012 Just Knocked Out: in collaboration with MoMa[4] Peter Eleey Lara Favaretto
2013 Chaos into Clarity: Re-Possessing a Funktioning Utopia Shannon Ayers Holden Xenobia Bailey, Hassan Hajjaj, Zak Ove.
2013 I Look To You And I See Nothing Olivier Varenne and Nicole Durling Ryoji Ikeda, Anish Kapoor, Terence Koh, Teresa Margolles, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Lawrence Weiner, Gino de Dominicis, Shezad Dawood and Sophie Calle.
2014 /seconds.[5] Peter Lewis Abdullah Al Saadi, Shezad Dawood, Leo Fitzmaurice, Margaret Harrison, Taraneh Hemami, Mohammed Kazem, Peter Kennard, Hassan Sharif, Sergei Sviatchenko, Jalal Toufic.
2018 Rain Room Hannes Koch, Florian Ortkrass

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharjah Art Foundation brings together three distinctive new exhibitions | The National". Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  2. ^ Binder, Universes. "Sharjah Biennial". universes-in-universe.org. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Sharjah March Meeting this weekend | The National". Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  4. ^ "http://www.raniamatar.com/news-events/pdf/matar_CanvasReview.pdf" (PDF). www.raniamatar.com. Retrieved 2015-07-02.  External link in |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Sharjah Art Foundation brings together three distinctive new exhibitions | The National". Retrieved 2015-07-02.