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Rain Room, Sharjah

Sharjah Art Foundation presents Rain Room for the first time in the Middle East. The installation is permanently sited in Al Majarrah, Sharjah.

Random International
2012

Rain Room, Sharjah

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The Landing (2019)

Akram Zaatari’s videos, films, photographic installations and publications excavate past landscapes and reorganise the finds in his own present narratives.

Akram Zaatari

The Landing (2019)
Simon Denny: Various works (2015–2019)

Simon Denny: Various works (2015–2019)

Simon Denny
b. 1982, Auckland
Lives and works in Berlin

Using a variety of media, including installation, sculpture, print and video, Simon Denny examines the social and political implications of the technology industry and the rise of social media, start-up culture, blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Daily Times (Performer: The National) (2020)

Daily Times (Performer: The National) (2020)

Siebren Versteeg
b. 1971, New Haven, United States
Lives and works in New York

Siebren Versteeg is a multi-media artist who creates interactive installations by processing digital information, generating codes, manipulating algorithms and allowing the computer to create artworks from images it pulls from the internet on subjects specified by the artist.

Surface Tension (1992)

Surface Tension (1992)

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
b. 1967, Mexico City
Lives and works between Montreal and Madrid

The work of electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer focuses on surveillance, deception and perception in contemporary society.

Healer (Sand) (2019)

Healer (Sand) (2019)

Pamela Rosenkranz
b. 1979, Uri, Switzerland
Lives and works in Zurich

Multimedia artist Pamela Rosenkranz works with materials developed in the high-tech scientific and pharmaceutical industries to demonstrate her concepts through performance, installation, sculpture and painting.

Hundemenschen (2018)

Hundemenschen (2018)

Oliver Laric
b. 1981, Innsbruck, Austria
Lives and works in Berlin 

Oliver Laric is a multimedia artist who analyses the productive potential of the copy, the bootleg and the remix, examining their roles in the formation of both historic and contemporary image cultures.

Shadow Stalker (2019)

Shadow Stalker (2019)

Lynn Hershman Leeson
b. 1941, Cleveland, United States
Lives and works in San Francisco

Artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson explores relationships between people, technology, surveillance, identity and media and the role these relationships play in the struggle against censorship.

Pattern of Activation (Mutants) (2018)

Pattern of Activation (Mutants) (2018)

Katja Novitskova
b. 1984, Tallinn, Estonia
Lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin

Katja Novitskova’s work tackles the complexity and eventual failure of depicting the world through technologically driven narratives.

Documentary of Agriculture: Breeding (2019)

Documentary of Agriculture: Breeding (2019)

Guan Xiao

b. 1983, Chongqing, China

Lives and works in Beijing

Guan Xiao is a multi-media artist working primarily with video and sculpture. She is known for her installations based on references from ancient Eastern and Western traditions and contemporary popular culture as well as her comparisons of the future and the past, and the crude and the high-tech.

The Landing (2019)

The Landing (2019)

Akram Zaatari

Akram Zaatari’s videos, films, photographic installations and publications excavate past landscapes and reorganise the finds in his own present narratives.

Eva & Franco Mattes: Various works (2010–2017)

Eva & Franco Mattes: Various works (2010–2017)

Eva & Franco Mattes
b. 1976, Italy (both)
Live and work in New York

Artist duo Eva & Franco Mattes have been making art together since they met in Berlin in 1994. Their work analyses and responds to contemporary digital life, approaching its ethics and politics with dark humour. Considered pioneers of the Net Art movement, they describe themselves as pranksters and hacktivists, and their work inhabits the web, often as argumentative and semi-legal interventions.

Transborder Immigrant Tool (2007–ongoing)

Transborder Immigrant Tool (2007–ongoing)

Electronic Disturbance Theater

Established in 2007, CALIT2/Visual Arts Department/University of California, San
Diego/Program in American Culture, Latina/o Studies/English Department/University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States
Re-established in 2009, Media virus

Electronic Disturbance Theater is a collective that organises online software and acts of solidarity to express their views against propaganda and military action in the form of online sit-ins and a digital platform for collective presence.

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