Various Sharjah Biennial 12 Sites



Beginning with March Meeting 2014 and continuing through March Meeting 2015 ( 11–15 May 2015), Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (SB12) invites over fifty artists and cultural practitioners from over twenty-five countries to introduce their ideas of the possible through their art and work. The exhibition takes place in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, crossing the emirate to sites in and around the city as well as in the city of Kalba on the Gulf of Oman. Over two-thirds of participating artists will present new works and commissions.

Sharjah Biennial 12 will include works by:

Basel Abbas
Ruanne Abou-Rahme
Etel Adnan
Babak Afrassiabi
Abdullah Al Saadi
Rheim Alkadhi
Ayreen Anastas
Leonor Antunes
Uriel Barthélémi
Eric Baudelaire
Mark Bradford
Nikhil Chopra
Saloua Raouda Choucair
Chung Chang-Sup
Abraham Cruzvillegas
Jimmie Durham
Rene Gabri
Im Heung-Soon
Iman Issa
Michael Joo
Maryam Kashani
Mohammed Kazem
Hassan Khan
Kristine Khouri
Beom Kim
Byron Kim
Kit Lee
Jac Leirner
Faustin Linyekula
Jawshing Arthur Liou
Cinthia Marcelle
Rodney McMillian
Julie Mehretu
Asunción Molinos Gordo
Eduardo Navarro
Damián Ortega
Rasha Salti
Hassan Sharif
Taro Shinoda
Gary Simmons
Nasrin Tabatabai
Rayyane Tabet
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Adrián Villar Rojas
Danh Vo
Xu Tan
Haegue Yang
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara
Fahrelnissa Zeid

*Final list to be released in January 2015.

Programming for SB12 includes monthly lectures and workshops in various locations around Sharjah from September 2014 to February 2015. All presentations will take place at Sharjah Art Foundation unless otherwise noted.

Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible is conceived by Eungie Joo with associate curator, Ryan Inouye .

SB12 monthly talks

27 October, 7pm
Eduardo Navarro in conversation with SB12 associate curator Ryan Inouye , Brownbook Office, DIFC Dubai

22 November,6pm:
Rheim Alkadhi

6 December, 7pm:
Faustin Linyekula

January: SB12 artists’ roundtable discussion with SB12 curator Eungie Joo

February: Taro Shinoda

March: Asunción Molinos Gordo

Eungie Joo

Eungie Joo was Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs at the New Museum from 2007-2012, where she spearheaded the Museum as Hub program and was curator of the 2012 New Museum Triennial: The Ungovernables. She was founding Director and Curator of the Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles, and served as commissioner of the Korean Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, with Condensation: Haegue Yang. Joo received her doctorate in Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.

About Sharjah Biennial

Sharjah Biennial is organised by Sharjah Art Foundation, which brings a broad range of contemporary art and cultural programmes to the communities of Sharjah, the UAE and the region. Since 1993, Sharjah Biennial has commissioned, produced and presented large-scale public installations, performances and films, offering artists from the region and beyond an internationally-recognised platform for exhibition and experimentation.