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Sharjah Biennial 2015 Prize Winners Announced

Artists Eric Baudelaire, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Adrián Villar Rojas, Fahrelnissa Zeid are honoured for their thought-provoking contributions to SB12.


Sharjah Biennial 2015 Prize Winners Announced
Adnan, Etel

Adnan, Etel

Artist

A respected writer, poet and playwright, Etel Adnan’s engagement with the social world of language is a vital part of a larger, complex practice that includes painting, drawing, tapestry design and a hybrid mixture of writing, drawing and painting – the leporello.

Al Saadi, Abdullah

Al Saadi, Abdullah

Artist

Abdullah Al Saadi’s work ranges from painting, drawing and the creation of lengthy artists’ notebooks to the collection and systematic categorisation of found objects and the invention of new alphabets.

Alkadhi, Rheim

Alkadhi, Rheim

Artist

Rheim Alkadhi works with images, texts, objects and by interposing the body in decidedly unfixed conditions.

Anastas, Ayreen

Anastas, Ayreen

Artist

Brooklyn-based Ayreen Anastas uses text, film, video, audio and the internet to create work that focuses on legal and discursive shifts around differing notions of security and the subsequent effects on everyday life.

Antunes, Leonor

Antunes, Leonor

Artist

Leonor Antunes’s work demonstrates her interest in the social, political and philosophical dimensions of craft.

Arthur Liou, Jawshing

Arthur Liou, Jawshing

Artist

Jawshing Arthur Liou creates video installations that employ digital technology to transform representation and reality.

Bradford, Mark

Bradford, Mark

Artist

Mark Bradford’s work is distinguished by expansive collage paintings and sculptures composed of mysterious strata, which the artist forms from materials scavenged from the urban environment of his South Central Los Angeles neighbourhood.

C, Unnikrishnan

C, Unnikrishnan

Artist

Unnikrishnan C was born into a family traditionally engaged in basket weaving in Pezhumpara, rural Kerala.

Chang-Sup, Chung

Chang-Sup, Chung

Artist

Among the first artists to be educated in Korea after its liberation from Japanese occupation, Chung Chang-Sup was part of a generation of artists who transformed the future of contemporary art in Korea.

Cruzvillegas, Abraham

Cruzvillegas, Abraham

Artist

Abraham Cruzvillegas is an artist and founder of La Galería de Comercio, a non-profit initiative that presents public art projects on the streets.

Heung-soon, IM

Heung-soon, IM

Artist

Im Heung-soon’s recent work in documentary film, photography and installation has explored the impact of Korea’s modernisation through engagement with its older generations.

Issa, Iman

Issa, Iman

Artist

Over the past few years, Iman Issa’s work has explored the contemporary relevance of objects, ideas and modes of communication that seemingly belong to another time.

Joo, Michael

Joo, Michael

Artist

Michael Joo’s artworks investigate concepts of identity and knowledge in a hybrid, contemporary world.

Kazem, Mohammed

Kazem, Mohammed

Artist

Mohammed Kazem’s practice is characterised by the use of reductive elements in repeating formats.

Khan, Hassan

Khan, Hassan

Artist, Writer

Hassan Khan is an artist, musician and writer.

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