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Sharif, Hassan

A pioneer of conceptual art and experimental practice in the Middle East, Hassan Sharif explored form, time, social action and mathematical systems throughout his career.

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Sharif, Hassan
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.

Bahri, Ismail

Bahri, Ismail

Artist

Ismaïl Bahri is interested in phenomenology, and his drawings, photographs and videos capture small experiments.

Bailey, Xenobia

Bailey, Xenobia

Artist

Fine Artist Xenobia Bailey’s textile interpretations explore contemporary mythology, African antiquity and the 21st century visual aesthetic of ‘Cosmic-Funk’.

Bakr Taha, Mohamed

Bakr Taha, Mohamed

Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services

Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) is a non-profit organisation based in the United Arabic Emirates.

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.

Baladrán, Zbyněk

Baladrán, Zbyněk

Artist, Curator

Zbyněk Baladrán is a visual artist and curator born in 1973 in Prague where he currently resides.

Bamieh, Yara

Bamieh, Yara

Architect, Riwaq

Tara Bamieh joined the conservation unit at Riwaq in 2014 as an architect and graphic designer.

Banerjee, Sarnath

Banerjee, Sarnath

Artist

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

Barlow, Anne

Barlow, Anne

Speaker

Anne Barlow is Executive Director of Art in General, New York, a non-profit organisation that supports artists primarily through the commissioning of new work and an international residency exchange programme.

Barney, Matthew

Barney, Matthew

Artist

From his earliest work, Matthew Barney has explored the transcendence of physical limitations in a multimedia art practice that includes feature-length films, video installations, sculpture, photography and drawing.

Barrada, Yto

Barrada, Yto

Artist

Yto Barrada developed her interest in photography while documenting roadblocks on the West Bank in Jerusalem for her political science dissertation.

Barry, Judith

Barry, Judith

Artist, Writer

Judith Barry is a New York-based artist and writer whose work crosses a number of disciplines including performance, installation, film and video, sculpture, architecture, photography and new media.

Bass, Jenna

Bass, Jenna

Artist

Jenna Bass has worked as a music video director, cinematographer, band photographer and magician.

Bassene, Kemi

Bassene, Kemi

Speaker

Kemi Bassene is a photographer, musicologist and cultural critic who explores fragments of African cultures to identify intersections with cultures outside Africa and ways Africans are viewed internationally.

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