Sharjah Art Foundation
|Founder||Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi|
|Purpose||Art and cultural programming|
|Headquarters||Sharjah, United Arab Emirates|
|Department of Culture and Information, Government of Sharjah.|
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.
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.
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.
List of notable exhibitions organized by Sharjah Art Foundation:
|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,|
|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||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.||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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