This year grants were awarded to 10 artists selected through an international open call.
By Dr Omar Kholeif, FRSA
Director of Collections and Senior Curator at Sharjah Art Foundation
FOCAL POINT publication Corniche brings together an anthology of original comics by UAE-based artists
A collaborative project of 15 artists and illustrators, Corniche was published for the 2019 edition of Sharjah Art Foundation's annual art book fair, FOCAL POINT 2019. The event took place from 14 to 16 November at Bait Obaid Al Shamsi, Arts Area, Sharjah
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Sharjah Art Foundation galleries, venues, shops and spaces are temporarily closed. Click here for further information
While the Foundation’s events and exhibitions are postponed until further notice, there is so much to see and do through SAF Online
Neo Muyanga’s Sharjah Biennial 14 (SB14) performance house of MAKEdbA (2019), is now available for purchase on vinyl, becoming the first-ever vinyl record commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation.
New publication on the work of Hassan Sharif accompanies ‘I Am The Single Work Artist’ European tour
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation and Koenig Books, London Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist presents an intimate view of Sharif’s diverse and varied work featuring new translations from his writing.
Sharjah Art Foundation and KW Institute for Contemporary Arts Partner on ‘School of Casablanca’ initiative in 2020-2022
Sharjah Art Foundation and KW Institute for Contemporary Arts, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Marokko and ThinkArt, is launching a collaborative initiative in 2020-2022 evolving around the approach of the School of Casablanca – an innovative institution in 1960s Morocco.
Due to the latest developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in line with the recommendations of public health experts and government officials, Sharjah Art Foundation galleries, venues and other spaces, including Rain Room Sharjah, Sharjah Art Shops and the regional Art Centres, will be temporarily closed to the public beginning 16 March 2020 and remain closed until further notice.
March Meeting 2020, scheduled from 21 to 23 March, is postponed until further notice due to the growing concern over coronavirus.
Curated by Hoor Al Qasimi and produced in collaboration with Sharjah Art Foundation, I Am The Single Work Artist will be on view in Berlin and Malmö, Sweden throughout 2020 and early 2021
Akram Zaatari’s The Landing, commissioned for Sharjah Biennial 14, will be screened at the acclaimed film festival in Berlin.
Prize-winning work created by the artist with Emeka Ogboh for Sharjah Biennial 14 is Sharjah Art Foundation’s second site-specific installation
Visitors to Sharjah Art Foundation can now immerse themselves in Otobong Nkanga’s popular work Aging Ruins Dreaming Only to Recall the Hard Chisel from the Past, which has found a permanent home at the Foundation’s Al Mureijah Art Spaces.
Two photowalks in January took enthusiastic participants to Khorfakkan and the new Sharjah Mosque at the intersection of Emirates and Mleiha Roads.
International jury awards nine prizes in narrative, documentary and experimental film categories.