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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 Interview

These opening lines introduce The Interview, an indirect narration of the real-life story of Dr Abdul Nabi, an Iraqi doctor who came to the United States in 2008.

Işıl Eğrikavuk
2008

The Interview
Untitled (1972)

Untitled (1972)

Untitled
1972
Oil on canvas
94 x 63 cm

A prolific artist, poet and critic, Ahmed Morsi has produced a diverse and extensive body of work from the 1940s until today.

Marwan: Various Works (1965-2010)

Marwan: Various Works (1965-2010)

Munif al Razzaz
1965
Oil on canvas
130 x 89 cm

Untitled
2009–2010
Oil on canvas
195 x 260 cm

Marwan Kassab Bachi, known simply as Marwan, was a pioneering painter and educator whose life and work bridged continents and cultures.

Tongue (1994)

Tongue (1994)

9 silver gelatin prints on mounting board
41.5 x 41.5 cm (overall), 10 x 11 cm (each print)

A leading figure in the ‘second generation’ of contemporary artists in the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed Kazem has developed an artistic practice that encompasses video, photography and performance.

Marcos Grigorian: Various Works (1966-1968)

Marcos Grigorian: Various Works (1966-1968)

Half a Loaf
1966
Bread and mixed media soil compound on burlap
59.7 x 55.9 cm

Pistachios #1
1968
Pistachios adhering to mixed media soil compound on burlap
60.3 x 55.9 cm

A pioneer of modern art in Iran, Marcos Grigorian was an artist, teacher, gallerist, collector and curator.

Semiha Berksoy: Various Works (1968)

Semiha Berksoy: Various Works (1968)

Chain Breaker (Self Portrait)
1968
Oil on hardboard
95 x 100 cm

Love Story (Self Portrait)
1968
Oil on hardboard
99 x 69 cm

Semiha Berksoy was a seminal figural in Turkey’s cultural scene. Hailing from an artistic family, she began her career as a performer, playing lead roles in several operas, films and theatres—including Turkey’s first professional opera production and its first sound film. Despite having painted from an early age, it was only later in life that painting stopped being a private affair.

The Interview

The Interview

Işıl Eğrikavuk
2008

These opening lines introduce The Interview, an indirect narration of the real-life story of Dr Abdul Nabi, an Iraqi doctor who came to the United States in 2008.

SAMSUNG (2018)

SAMSUNG (2018)

Young-hae Chang
b. Seoul 

Marc Voge
b. Ann Arbor, United States

Live and work in Seoul 

Founded in 1998 by Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge, web art duo YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES creates animated digital literature in Adobe Flash. Set to musical scores, typically jazz, that are often their own, the text is translated into various languages. 

Jeremy Bailey:Various works (2012–2017)

Jeremy Bailey:Various works (2012–2017)

Jeremy Bailey
b. 1979, Toronto
Lives and works in Toronto

Jeremy Bailey is a self-proclaimed ‘Famous New Media Artist’—an alter-ego he created after graduating from university—and he is also a podcaster and venture socialist.

Mirror PVA Formation, Shadow Cube Division (2019)

Mirror PVA Formation, Shadow Cube Division (2019)

Constant Dullaart
b. 1979, Leiderdorp, the Netherlands
Lives and works between Amsterdam and Berlin 

Constant Dullaart’s conceptual work, which manifests itself on the internet, in public spaces and offline, includes websites, performances, installations and manipulated found images that aim to visualise the vernacular of the internet.

More Songs of Innocence and of Experience (2013)

More Songs of Innocence and of Experience (2013)

Jon Thomson
b. 1969, London

Alison Craighead
b. 1971, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Both live and work in London

Artist duo Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead have been working together since 1993. They produce art across video, sound, sculpture and installation as well as the virtual sphere.

Homo Sacer (2014)

Homo Sacer (2014)

James Bridle
b. 1980, London 
Lives and works in London 

James Bridle is an artist, writer, publisher and a technologist who uses both online and offline platforms, including software, social media, photography, installation and writing, to examine the effect of technology on culture and the ways in which it reproduces and reshapes political power in our current time. 

Domestic Tension (2007)

Domestic Tension (2007)

Wafaa Bilal
b. 1966, Najaf, Iraq
Lives and works in New York

Wafaa Bilal is known internationally for his online performative and interactive works that stimulate dialogue about international and interpersonal politics.

Yoga / Lakes (2017)

Yoga / Lakes (2017)

Cory Arcangel
b. 1978, Buffalo, United States
Lives and works in Stavanger, Norway

The Etymologies (square) (2017)

The Etymologies (square) (2017)

UVA (United Visual Artists)
Established 2003, London

UVA (United Visual Artists) is a London-based collective founded in 2003 by British artist Matt Clark (b.1974).

Trevor Paglen: Various works (2015–2019)  

Trevor Paglen: Various works (2015–2019)  

Trevor Paglen 
b. 1974, Camp Springs, United States
Lives and works in Berlin 

Trevor Paglen’s work spans image making, sculpture, investigative journalism, writing, engineering and numerous other disciplines. He analyses current pivotal moments in an attempt to imagine or predict an alternative future. 

Drinking Bird Universe (2018)

Drinking Bird Universe (2018)

Tabor Robak 
b. 1986, Portland, United States
Lives and works in New York

Tabor Robak employs computer-generated imaging to create videos of invented worlds. Working with programs such as Unity, After Effects, Photoshop and Cinema 4D, the artist explores a secondary digital reality, rendered in what he calls a ‘Photoshop tutorial aesthetic’ or a ‘desktop screensaver aesthetic’.

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