Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present

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A Haunting (2021–2023)

A Haunting (2021–2023)

Tracey Moffatt

Tracey Moffatt’s visual style draws attention to the fractures lurking beneath societal facades and the violent, enduring legacy of Australian colonialism.

Arrancar los ojos (2023) and other works

Arrancar los ojos (2023) and other works

Gabriela Golder

Gabriela Golder examines the intersection between labour and memory from a wide variety of sources— political, mythical and medical—to highlight the aftereffect of violent state actions.

Hypomnemata (2023) and other works

Hypomnemata (2023) and other works

Kader Attia

Kader Attia’s poetic installations and sculptural assemblages investigate the far-reaching emotional implications of western cultural hegemony and colonial systems of power for non-western subjectivities, focusing particularly on collective trauma and notions of repair.

Monuments of Alfreej (2023)

Monuments of Alfreej (2023)

Asma Belhamar

Asma Belhamar explores the phenomenon of the megastructure in the Emirates and its impact on the topographical memory of local landscapes through installation, experimental print, video and 3D modelling.

RETURN (2004–ongoing)

RETURN (2004–ongoing)

Michael Rakowitz

Shaped by his Iraqi-Jewish heritage, Michael Rakowitz’s work braids together seemingly disparate elements of cultural history,
mythic symbolism, contemporary geopolitics, Pop culture, food and looted artefacts.

When the dust of conflict settles (2023)

When the dust of conflict settles (2023)

Dana Awartani

Dana Awartani seeks to revive traditional Arab forms, techniques, concepts and spatial constructs as well as historic artistic practices
by making them relevant to the contemporary context.