Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 8
Still Life: Art, Ecology, and the Politics of Change


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.

Baladi, Lara

Baladi, Lara

Artist

Interdisciplinary artist Lara Baladi employs photography, video, sound and installations to create interwoven images of past and present, myth and reality, with a focus on the Middle East and particularly the Arab Spring. She explores ways in which interactions between images and technology affect visual narratives.

Gabri, René

Gabri, René

Artist

Rene Gabri is interested in the complex mechanisms which constitute the world around us.

Gharem, Abdulnasser

Gharem, Abdulnasser

Artist

The work of conceptual artist Abdulnasser Gharem encompasses photography, video, performance and sculpture.

Gill, Simryn

Gill, Simryn

Artist

Working with simple materials, Gill translates and expands the elusive qualities of her local places and her habitation of them.

Hatoum, Mona

Hatoum, Mona

Artist

Mona Hatoum’s work is an outstanding example of the interweaving of ethical, political and aesthetic issues.

Mater, Ahmed

Mater, Ahmed

Artist

Informed by his education and work as a medical doctor, as well as his traditional religious upbringing in Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Mater’s practice explores the narratives and aesthetics of Islamic culture in an era of globalisation, consumerism and flux.

Meer, Hassan

Meer, Hassan

Artist

Hassan Meer’s work is multifaceted, encompassing painting, photography, video and installations using light and text.

Saadeh, Raeda

Saadeh, Raeda

Artist

‘Woman’ is a recurring subject in Saadeh’s installations and performance pieces, where she is represented as living in a state of occupation.

Sedira, Zineb

Sedira, Zineb

Artist and Founder, aria

In video, photography, sculpture and installation, Zineb Sedira explores notions of gender, language, national identity and modernity.