Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 16

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

A. R. Rahman

A. R. Rahman

Artist

A. R. Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist.

A.S.T.

A.S.T.

Artists, Curators

A.S.T. (Alliance of the Southern Triangle) is an experimental initiative of artists, architects and curators.

Abba, Dimi Mint

Abba, Dimi Mint

Artist

One of the best known members of the griot families in Mauritania, Dimi Mint Abba’s place in music and storytelling preceded her by three generations.

Abbas, Basel

Abbas, Basel

Artist

Basel Abbas works together with Ruanne Abou-Rahme across a range of sound, image, installation and performance practices.

Abbas, Hamra

Abbas, Hamra

Artist

Hamra Abbas has a hugely versatile practice, straddling a range of media in work that often takes a playful look at tradition.

Abdalla, Maitha

Abdalla, Maitha

Artist

Maitha Abdalla is an interdisciplinary artist who utilises cultural narratives rooted in notions of nostalgia, memory and folklore to question the dynamics of power often represented in parables.

Abdelkarim, Mohamed

Abdelkarim, Mohamed

Artist

The connection between research and experimentation is fundamental to Mohamed Abdelkarim’s work in video, text, performance and installation.

Abdelkė, Youssef

Abdelkė, Youssef

Artist

Youssef Abdelké is a painter and engraver. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.

Abdelrahman, Mohamed

Abdelrahman, Mohamed

Art Critic, International University of Africa, Sudan

Mohamed Abdelrahman’s presentation will focus on the hitherto neglected artistic and cultural practices of cities on the periphery of the Islamic world.

Abdessemed, Adel

Abdessemed, Adel

Artist

Adel Abdessemed is a conceptual artist who creates sculptures, drawings, films, performances and installations that engage with and confront global political and social issues.

Abdul Halik Azeez

Abdul Halik Azeez

Artist

Abdul Halik Azeez’s work reflects on technologies of power as mediated through contemporary culture, narratives of progress, lived experiences and media.

Abdulaziz, Ebtisam

Abdulaziz, Ebtisam

Artist, Writer and Curator

Ebtisam Abdulaziz is an artist, writer and curator from the UAE

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.

The work of pianist, composer and anti-apartheid activist Abdullah Ibrahim reflects his exposure to multiple cultural influences.

Abdulwahid, Khalil

Abdulwahid, Khalil

Speaker

Khalil Abdulwahid is an Emirati visual artist, working primarily in painting and video from Dubai.

Abebe, Surafel

Abebe, Surafel

Speaker, Assistant Professor

Surafel Wondimu Abebe uses academia, performance and media as sites of cultural politics from which to interrogate representational practices.

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