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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)
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.

Cao Fei: Various works (2007–2009) 

Cao Fei: Various works (2007–2009) 

Cao Fei 
b. 1978, Guangzhou, China 
Lives and works in Beijing 

Cao Fei is a multimedia artist whose photography, performance, video and digital media works are often viewed as social commentary on the constant and rapid change occurring in China.

Consciousness Engine 2: absentblackfatherbot (2013)

Consciousness Engine 2: absentblackfatherbot (2013)

Bogosi Sekhukhuni
b. 1991, Johannesburg 
Lives and works in Johannesburg

Bogosi Sekhukhuni is a self-proclaimed ‘lightworker and creative director’. He is a multimedia artist working with paintings, drawings, sculptures and videos to address the interaction between identity and consumption, both within the South African and global context.

Wail That Was Warning (2018)

Wail That Was Warning (2018)

Aura Satz 
b. 1974, Barcelona
Lives and works in London

Aura Satz’s practice encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. She creates bodies of work that reflect on the relationship between human beings and machines.

Antoine Catala: Various works  (2014–2020)

Antoine Catala: Various works (2014–2020)

Antoine Catala
b. 1975, Toulouse, France
Lives and works in New York

Antoine Catala examines everyday communication tools and the ways in which humans use and consume media.

Workers Leaving the Googleplex (2011)

Workers Leaving the Googleplex (2011)

Andrew Norman Wilson
 

Andrew Norman Wilson is an artist and writer whose work questions corporate hierarchy and the way it organises labour. Through his video works, he creates narratives that reference historic and contemporary events.

Kalbträgerin (2017)

Kalbträgerin (2017)

Aleksandra Domanović

Aleksandra Domanović works with sculpture, video and born-digital content, shedding light on the meaning of images and information shifting according to different contexts and historical weights.

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