Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 9: Provisions for the Future
and Past of the Coming Days


Al Bassam, Sulayman

Al Bassam, Sulayman

Theatre

SABAB (Sulayman Al Bassam Theatre) is an independent, international touring theatre company led by celebrated Kuwaiti writer/director Sulayman Al Bassam.

Al Ghaith, Reem

Al Ghaith, Reem

Artist

The work of Reem Al Ghaith reflects the ambivalence felt by most Emiratis about the rapid changes that have brought wealth and opportunities but have also resulted in a loss of cultural identity.

Al Malhi, Jawad

Al Malhi, Jawad

Artist

Born in the Jerusalem refugee camp Shuafat, Jawad Al Malhi has used painting, photography, mixed media and even refrigeration, in work that is a remarkably consistent and insistent exploration of the spaces and experiences of marginalised communities, especially those in the place of his birth.

Al Sharif, Basma

Al Sharif, Basma

Artist

Basma Al Sharif works with photography, film, video, sound, text and language to explore visual communication at an intuitive level.

Al-Hadid, Diana

Al-Hadid, Diana

Artist

She received a BFA in Sculpture, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio and an MFA in Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. In 2007 she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine.

Altindere, Halil

Altindere, Halil

Artist

Working mainly with photography and video, Halil Altindere explores political, social and cultural codes and constraints often by manipulating or reconstructing the means and materials of official representation.

Araujo, Juan

Araujo, Juan

Artist

Using the traditional medium of oil on wood, Araujo creates works associated with the history of painting, photography, publications, catalogues, magazines, postcards and posters.

Atoui, Tarek

Atoui, Tarek

Artist

Atoui is an electro-acoustic musician who initiates and curates multidisciplinary interventions, events, concerts and workshops in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

Badran, Samira

Badran, Samira

Artist

Samira Badran’s project for the 9th Sharjah Biennial Have a Pleasant Stay! was a visual and physical metaphor of the concept of suffocation and imprisonment based on the experience of passing through the dense and claustrophobic Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem.

Belaza, Nacera

Belaza, Nacera

Choreographer and dancer

After studying French Literature and Film, choreographer and dancer, Nacera Belaza embraced dance as the medium through which she could best explore and express her aesthetic sensibilities.

Bittar, Doris

Bittar, Doris

Artist

Doris Bittar’s visual explorations and reinterpretations of historical patterns and themes emerge from an intersection between the artist’s own personal history and that of the Middle East.

Castellucci, Romeo

Castellucci, Romeo

Artist

Romeo Castellucci founded the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio in 1981 with his sister Claudia and his wife, the playwright Chiara Guidi.

Chimera, Melissa

Chimera, Melissa

Artist

Artist and conservationist, Melissa Chimera’s participation in the 2009 Sharjah Biennial was part of a joint project with her mother, the poet Adele NeJame.

Dittborn, Eugenio

Dittborn, Eugenio

Artist

Since 1983 all of Eugenio Dittborn’s work has been meticulously folded and packed into cardboard airmail envelopes and sent by post to exhibitions around the world.

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