List of Participants

John Akomfrah
Mishaal Al Gergawi
Hoor Al Qasimi
Rasheed Araeen
Marwa Arsanios
Sarnath Banerjee
Yaminay Chaudhri
Ali Cherri
Manthia Diawara
Mona El Mousfy
Shilpa Gupta
Dale Harding
Salah Hassan
Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim
Saba Innab
Eungie Joo
Butheina Kazim
Antonio Vega Macotela
Ahmed Mater
Sally Mizrachi
Naeem Mohaiemen
Hania Mroué
Neo Muyanga
Zeynep Öz
Sharmini Pereira
Monira Qadiri
Manuel de Rivero
Abir Saksouk-Sasso
Larissa Sansour
Zineb Sedira
Reem Shilleh
Martine Syms
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto
Alper Turan
Deepak Unnikrishnan
Mohanad Yacubi

Akomfrah, John

Akomfrah, John

Artist

A Super 8 enthusiast in his teenage years, John Akomfrah was influenced by the art-house cinemas of postwar Europe, India and Japan that he encountered during the late 1970s.

Al Qasimi, Hoor

Al Qasimi, Hoor

Director, Sharjah Art Foundation

President and Director of Sharjah Art Foundation Hoor Al Qasimi is a practising curator and artist, as well as Director of the Sharjah Biennial.

Araeen, Rasheed

Araeen, Rasheed

Artist

London-based artist, writer and curator Rasheed Araeen began working as an artist while studying Civil Engineering at NED University in Karachi.

Banerjee, Sarnath

Banerjee, Sarnath

Artist

The work of filmmaker, artist and graphic novelist Sarnath Banerjee explores the contradictions of daily life in contemporary India.

Cherri, Ali

Cherri, Ali

1976, Beirut
Lives and works between Beirut and Paris

Ali Cherri is a visual artist based in Beirut and Paris.

Gupta, Shilpa

Gupta, Shilpa

Artist

Shilpa Gupta uses interactive video, websites, objects, photographs, sound and performance to subversively probe themes such as desire, religion and security.

Ibrahim, Mohammed Ahmed

Ibrahim, Mohammed Ahmed

Artist

Mohammed Ibrahim has participated in Sharjah Biennials 1-6; the 7th Havana Biennial; as well as numerous exhibitions both regionally and internationally.

Joo, Eungie

Joo, Eungie

Curator

Eungie Joo is curator of the forthcoming Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible.

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.

Mohaiemen, Naeem

Mohaiemen, Naeem

Artist, Writer

Naeem Mohaiemen is a writer and artist, he uses photography, film and essays to investigate rupture histories, including that of the global left and failed utopias.

Öz, Zeynep

Öz, Zeynep

Speaker, curator

Zeynep Öz is an independent curator whose interests lie in the process of artistic production, and co-founder of SPOT.

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.