Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 16

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Abdulla, Sara

Abdulla, Sara

Architect

Sara Abdulla is the Co-founder of the collective in narrative and the Bahraini representative for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Gulf Chapter.

Abu Dail, Nisreen

Abu Dail, Nisreen

Architect

Nisreen Abu Dail is an artist and architect. In 2009, she founded naqsh collective with her sister Nermeen Abu Dail.

Adjaye, Sir David

Adjaye, Sir David

Architect

Sir David Adjaye OBE is recognised as a leading architect of his generation.

Alblooshi, Safeya

Alblooshi, Safeya

Musician, Artist

Safeya Alblooshi experiments with sound in the realms of manipulated field recordings, experimental composition and participatory performance.

Ali, Atteqa

Ali, Atteqa

Educator, Curator, Art Historian

Atteqa Ali’s work focuses on the use of historical references in art as well as collaborative and socially engaged art in the extended Middle East.

Alvarado, Fernanda

Alvarado, Fernanda

Photographer

Fernanda Alvarado is a self-taught urban and documentary photographer. A member of the La Revuelta collective, she collaborates on the Voces del Centro project and has been an English teacher for eight years.

Alvarez, Mckie

Alvarez, Mckie

Musician

Mckie Alvarez is a musician, songwriter, dub-reggae producer, sound designer and DJ.

Andan, Mirwan

Andan, Mirwan

Artistic director and co-founder of Riwanua, part of ruangrupa

Mirwan Andan is the artistic director and co-founder of Riwanua. He is also a part of the Jakarta-based art collective ruangrupa—the artistic directors of documenta fifteen (2022).

Ataya, Manal

Ataya, Manal

Art Professional, Speaker

Manal Ataya is a museum professional with over 15 years of senior executive experience in museum development and cultural diplomacy.

Ayoub, Elissa

Ayoub, Elissa

Filmmaker

Elissa Ayoub is a scholar and filmmaker who produces fiction and non-fiction films about the Middle East with a focus on women’s lives.

Belaza, Nacera

Belaza, Nacera

Choreographer and dancer

After studying French Literature and Film, choreographer and dancer, Nacera Belaza embraced dance as the medium through which she could best explore and express her aesthetic sensibilities.

Benohoud, Hicham

Benohoud, Hicham

Photographer

Hicham Benohoud works in photography, focusing on objects from his surroundings and employing unique display strategies.

Bintou Rassoul Sy, Fatima

Bintou Rassoul Sy, Fatima

Director of Programs, RAW Material Company

Fatima Bintou Rassoul Sy is a curator and cultural mediator and the Director of Programmes at RAW Material Company.

Bulhiah, Mohammed Abdullah

Bulhiah, Mohammed Abdullah

Artist, Sculptor

The work of sculptor Mohammed Abdullah Bulhiah, constructed in metal, wood and stone, consists of both abstract forms and sculptures of Emirati wildlife.

Chaouachi, Alma

Chaouachi, Alma

Art Professional

Alma Chaouachi is an art historian whose research focuses on a post-colonial approach and discourse on art across the MENA region and the Islamic world.

Chopra, Nikhil

Chopra, Nikhil

Performance

Nikhil Chopra’s artistic practice draws upon approaches associated with theatre, portraiture, landscape drawing, sculpture and installation to chronicle the world through live performance.

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