Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 16

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Call Cutta in a Box

Call Cutta in a Box

Rimini Protokoll (Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel)
2009

Rimini Protokoll are recognised as being among the leaders and creators of the theatre movement known as 'Reality Trend' (Theater der Zeit), which has exerted a powerful influence on the alternative theatre scene.

Call Me When You Get There (2020) and other works

Call Me When You Get There (2020) and other works

Mame-Diarra Niang

Mame-Diarra Niang’s photographic work abstracts, fragments and decontextualises landscapes and portraits relating to her ancestral roots and Senegalese- Ivorian-French upbringing. Niang’s interrelated photographic series dwell on memory, selfhood and race.

Calligraphie

Calligraphie

Hans Haacke
1989—2011

In 1989, Hans Haacke was invited to participate in a competition for a work celebrating the bicentennial of the Assemblée Nationale.

Calls (2013/2019)

Calls (2013/2019)

Bells, glass, magnet, electric magnet, ribbon, coil and compass
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist

Camar Cande’s Journey

Camar Cande’s Journey

Abdullah Al Saadi
2010

Camar Cande’s Journey chronicles a trek Abdullah Al Saadi took through the northern region of the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

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.

Carbon Theater

Carbon Theater

Natascha Sadr Haghighian with Ashkan Sepahvand
2017

Natascha Sadr Haghighian’s research-based work is concerned with the socio- and geopolitical implications of modes of world-making.

Carlos Martiel: Various Works (2019)

Carlos Martiel: Various Works (2019)

Carlos Martiel

For SB14, Martiel presents two commissioned projects that further his research on the African diaspora, systems of value and cultural histories.

Carpet

Carpet

Taus Makhacheva
2006

'In this video, I constantly roll in and out of an old Dagestani carpet, known as a kilim. The carpet’s design symbolises the Garden of Eden.'
Taus Makhacheva

Cartographic Project

Cartographic Project

Tiffany Chung
1780—2012

Colourful lines and dots are then added, using ink and oil, which are coded as in a map’s legend to indicate important information that is hidden.

Celebrations of the Absents

Celebrations of the Absents

Ziad Dalloul
2010

Ziad Dalloul's earthen palette, recalling memories of the lands of his childhood in Syria and Algeria, is the artist’s spiritual reckoning of thinking the past in the present.

Chalks and Pins & Charcoal

Chalks and Pins & Charcoal

Pascale Marthine Tayou
2011—2012

Chalks and Pins and Charcoal make up a sort of tapestry made from multicoloured pieces of chalk and black charcoal lined up in horizontal and diagonal rows.

Chillahona (2022) and other works

Chillahona (2022) and other works

Saodat Ismailova

Saodat Ismailova is a filmmaker and artist whose upbringing in post- Soviet Uzbekistan and engagement with the region continue to drive her practice. Ismailova’s filmography addresses themes of national memory, women’s sovereignty, ritualism and mortality.

Chinese ideograms

Chinese ideograms

Yu-ichi Inoue
1968—1985

The process of writing Chinese ideograms, which originated over two thousand years ago, is governed by strict rules.

Chinese Ink

Chinese Ink

Ghassan Salhab
2017

In many of Ghassan Salhab’s films, ‘travel’ serves as a foil for other kinds of ‘transport’ that circumnavigate intention, orientation and linear temporality.

Chorus (2017) and other works

Chorus (2017) and other works

Reena Saini Kallat

Reena Saini Kallat’s practice examines ongoing civilisational affinities of language, culture, trade and technology that transcend the superficial divisions of nation-state boundaries.

ChronoLOGICal (2015)

ChronoLOGICal (2015)

Roslisham (Ise) Ismail

In video, drawing, installation and participatory projects, Roslisham Ismail (aka Ise) employs expressions of popular vernacular with an eye toward unpacking the complex, and often alternative, cultural roots of a place.

Chung Chang-Sup: Selected Works

Chung Chang-Sup: Selected Works

Among the first artists to be educated in Korea after its liberation from Japanese occupation, Chung Chang-Sup was part of a generation of artists who transformed the future of contemporary art in Korea.

Cigarette Butt Street Rug

Cigarette Butt Street Rug

Jesus Bubu Negron
2007

The projects that I develop promote social interaction with authority and the structures of power in society.

Citizens Band

Citizens Band

Angelica Mesiti
2012

Each performer is presented in a reenactment of his or her normal performance situation, and an abstract cacophony is generated from their combined music.

City is one of a series of six videos and brings together footage from six different well-known cartoons from the 1970s.

City Language III

City Language III

Nevin Aladağ
2009

City Language III is the third part of a video trilogy conceived as an experimental sound portrait of Istanbul.

Civilian Defense (sandbag)

Civilian Defense (sandbag)

Dan Peterman
2007

Dan Peterman has been working since the mid-1980s as both an artist and an activist on the explosive intersection of ecology and aesthetics.

Cloud

Cloud

SOI Projects
2007

SOI is a collective group of artists, designers and architects from Bangkok and Tokyo.

Co-Prosperity #3 (2019)

Co-Prosperity #3 (2019)

Antariksa

As an artist and researcher, Antariksa has focused on the history of Japanese-occupied Southeast Asia during World War II, 1941-1945.

Collectivism

Collectivism

Rain Wu and Eric Chen
2016

Working across the fields of art, design and architecture, Rain Wu’s practice often involves interactive spatial experiences.

Come to where the flavors are

Come to where the flavors are

Danh Vo
2015

For SB12, Danh Vo assembles the thirteen parts that comprise the Statue of Liberty's ‘armpit’, which towers nine metres high.

Common Black Blocks (2022)

Common Black Blocks (2022)

Waheeda Malullah

Waheeda Malullah’s practice examines the socialised norms of Bahraini society and the wider Arabian Gulf through a playful,
performative lens.

Composition

Composition

Shiro Takatani
2013

A fog sculpture in a courtyard, composition invites bright sunlight to mingle in a mystical, cloudlike space.

Condiciones aún por titular [Conditions yet not known]

Condiciones aún por titular [Conditions yet not known]

Oscar Murillo
2014-2017

In both his work and practice, Oscar Murillo has sought to account for the position of body and being within increasingly impersonal circuits of production, consumption, confinement and cultural hegemony.

Confrontation

Confrontation

Anas Al-Shaikh
2006

The work explores the idea of construction and destruction through the use of black and white symbolism to create a work space suggesting the opposition and complementarity between these two contrasts (the black and the white) as well as the degree of the influence of these relationships, whether complementary or opposing, on our lives, futures, environments, and societies.

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.

Conspiracy Exceeds Consumption

Conspiracy Exceeds Consumption

Mohamed Abdelkarim
2012

The video and the book tell three stories inspired by his daily life, describing alleged conspiracies and attempting to draw in the viewer.

Contaminated Culture

Contaminated Culture

Khaled Hafez
2006-2007

I grew up in a different Cairo, the Cairo of the late sixties and seventies; at that time, to me as a child, people looked different, dressed differently, talked differently, and strangely enough, behaved differently.

Conversation

Conversation

Lúcia Koch
2013

In a long corridor-like room at Bait Al Serkal, another Heritage Area building, seven doors opening onto the veranda have been replaced with coloured screens.

Conversion

Conversion

Lúcia Koch
2013

Conversion is an installation that plays with this natural source of light by covering the courtyard with a metal structure made up of pivoting panels of coloured filters.

Cory Arcangel: Various Wroks (2019)

Cory Arcangel: Various Wroks (2019)

Cory Arcangel

Cory Arcangel is a multimedia artist whose interest in digitals-technology-based art developed as a result of natural inclination and the advent of computers and the Internet.

Cosmic Solitude (2017–2019) and other works

Cosmic Solitude (2017–2019) and other works

Yulia Grigoryants

Yulia Grigoryants uses photography to document the harsh reality of displacement, unrest and extreme poverty in conflict zones and border regions, especially as experienced
by ethnic minorities.

Crude Eye (2022)

Crude Eye (2022)

Monira Al Qadiri

Monira Al Qadiri uses myth-making and fantasy to excavate dormant alternative worlds and potential futures.

Crumbling Desert Castle

Crumbling Desert Castle

Marya Kazoun
2007

An artist’s imagination, creativity, and transversely off- centre position leave behind a circumstantial trace that is linked to the artist’s own individual sphere of influence.

Cultivate Your Garden

Cultivate Your Garden

Camille Zakharia
1998

To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognised need of the human soul.

Cultural Exchange Rate (2019) and other works

Cultural Exchange Rate (2019) and other works

Tania El Khoury

Tania El Khoury is a live performance artist whose works engage the audience in close encounters with narratives drawn from the political realities of migration, displacement and state violence.

Culture Capture: Crimes Against Reality (2020)

Culture Capture: Crimes Against Reality (2020)

New Red Order

New Red Order engages with a network of collaborators to produce video, performance and installation works that challenge contemporary colonial strategies and examine obstacles to Indigenous growth.

Cyclonic Palate Cleanser (2019)

Cyclonic Palate Cleanser (2019)

Heather Phillipson

Heather Phillipson’s work often appears as associational clusters, organised spatially, that combine single- and multi-screen videos, mass-produced objects, web images, audio loops, written and oral texts, and physical and digital graphics.

Cyprus

Cyprus

Rayyane Tabet
2015

Cyprus features a wooden boat that the artist’s father rented twenty-nine years ago in a clandestine attempt to flee Lebanon with his family.

Daily Times (Performer: The National) (2020)

Daily Times (Performer: The National) (2020)

Siebren Versteeg
b. 1971, New Haven, United States
Lives and works in New York

Siebren Versteeg is a multi-media artist who creates interactive installations by processing digital information, generating codes, manipulating algorithms and allowing the computer to create artworks from images it pulls from the internet on subjects specified by the artist.

As a photographer and educator, Dawoud Bey is celebrated for his rich, psychologically compelling portraits. He is renowned for his explorations of different formal and material methods, which connect profoundly with the local communities he photographs.

DAYS, I See what I Saw and what I will See

DAYS, I See what I Saw and what I will See

Melik Ohanian
2011

DAYS, I See what I Saw and what I will See explores the notion of producing a continuous representation of space and a discontinuous representation of time – at the same time.

De-miners 1

De-miners 1

Marwan Rechmaoui
2011

De-miners 1 is part of the series Found Objects, which depicts different cluster munitions that were collected after the 2006 war on Lebanon, as well as the crews that gathered them.

Death is Certain

Death is Certain

Eva Meyer-Keller
2002

In her performance, Death is Certain, Eva Meyer-Keller uses sweet cherries as her protagonists.

Declaration

Declaration

Tom Molloy
2005

In this work six separate sheets of hand-cut paper show carvings of Arabic script. Arabic is the first spoken language of nearly 300 million people.

Decolonised Structures (2022)

Decolonised Structures (2022)

Yinka Shonibare

Yinka Shonibare’s practice is situated in conversation with the growing activism around the decolonisation of public spaces
and the reorientation of historical education

Delinking

Delinking

Taus Makhacheva
2011

Performances often exist only in closed institutional spaces, never reaching a secondary audience.

Deniz Gul: Selected Works

Deniz Gul: Selected Works

Deniz Gul
2016/2017

Deniz Gul’s work examines the dynamics of power, appearance and representations through objects, language and the symbolic.

Desert of Pharan/Room with a View

Desert of Pharan/Room with a View

Ahmed Mater
2011—2013

Desert of Pharan documents the rapid development of Islam’s holiest city, takes its title from the ancient name of the region surrounding Makkah (Mecca).

Dictums 10:120

Dictums 10:120

Wael Shawky
2011―2013

Dictums 10:120 is a multi-part project that involves the composition and performance of a qawwali song.

Digest (2019)

Digest (2019)

Candice Breitz

Candice Breitz has spent the last twenty years reflecting on the impact of moving images within a variety of social and political contexts.

Dilbar

Dilbar

Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siri
2013

Dilbar is a portrait of a city builder, one of a million Bangladeshi workers currently living in the United Arab Emirates.

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.

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.

Domestic Tourism II – The Film

Domestic Tourism II – The Film

Maha Maamoun
2009

In Domestic Tourism II, Maha Maamoun explores how the ‘timeless’ image of the Egyptian pyramids - projected by the tourism industry.

Domesticated Marionettes

Domesticated Marionettes

Hayv Kahraman
2008—2009

This dichotomy or battle of the opposites encompasses the human condition as a whole and exposes our universal values together with our detestable errors.

Donia Amar is one of Al Azma’s earlier works, it essentially observes the relationship between two pop singers, Mostafa Amar and Donia - each from a different social class - and their fans.

Dream Boats (2022)

Dream Boats (2022)

Lubaina Himid

Lubaina Himid’s artistic and curatorial practice illuminates the omissions and hypocrisies of western colonial histories, centring the contributions of marginalised figures, particularly Black individuals, to cultural life in Europe.

Drifting Through

Drifting Through

Fumito Urabe
2013

I collect found objects and use them as the basis for my installations and drawings.
Fumito Urabe

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’.

Drip Field

Drip Field

Sheela Gowda
2009

On my first visit to Sharjah, I came with very little knowledge about the cultural and physical nature of life in this part of the world.

Dubai Gardens

Dubai Gardens

Hind Mezaina
2017

Hind Mezaina’s work delves into themes of cultural memory, change and the notion of heritage.

Duty Colossus (2023)

Duty Colossus (2023)

Nari Ward

Collecting and repurposing found objects, Nari Ward grapples with social and political issues surrounding race, poverty and consumer culture via metaphor and juxtaposition.

Efface: Death Becomes Her

Efface: Death Becomes Her

Mireille Astore
2007

Efface: Death Becomes Her is a body of work that examines eternal grief as a continuum between a desired state and the imminent and natural occurrence of death.

Efflorescence (2013–ongoing)

Efflorescence (2013–ongoing)

Iftikhar Dadi and Elizabeth Dadi

Drawing from the visual languages of Pop and conceptual art, Iftikhar Dadi and Elizabeth Dadi’s multidisciplinary work emerges from inquiries into urban vernacular creativity and the role of popular media in shaping notions of borders and identity.

Eisa Jocson: Various Works (2019)

Eisa Jocson: Various Works (2019)

Eisa Jocson

For SB14, Eisa Jocson focuses on the Overseas Filipino Musician (OFM), a term describing those who perform Western music for audiences at hotels, restaurants, clubs and theme parks throughout Asia and the Middle East.

Eleven Views of Mount Ararat

Eleven Views of Mount Ararat

Gilbert Hage
2009

Gilbert Hage’s Eleven Views of Mount Ararat appears in the context of various houses of members of the Armenian community of Lebanon.

Em’kal Eyongakpa: Selected Works

Em’kal Eyongakpa: Selected Works

Em’kal Eyongakpa
2016

Central to Em’kal Eyongakpa’s practice is the quest for negotiations between ‘life’ sciences, art, 'juju’ and technology, with interwoven installations, performances and soundscapes that not only blur the boundaries between employed media but could also alter notions of the real and the illusory.

Emissaries (2015–2017)

Emissaries (2015–2017)

Ian Cheng

Ian Cheng is best known for his computer-generated simulations and live episodic works that employ programming to explore notions of world-making, social transformation, and human and non-human agency and consciousness.

Enclosed

Enclosed

Amina Menia
2012

Enclosed revisits the extraordinary history of a monument located in the heart of Algiers.

Encroachments (2019)

Encroachments (2019)

Shezad Dawood

Shezad Dawood’s work often charts exploratory narratives that draw on historical cosmologies to forge interconnections across far-reaching lines of enquiry, geographic locations and communities.

End of Dreams

End of Dreams

Nikolaj Larsen
2015

End of Dreams is a work in various media: sculptural installation, video, audio and photography.

Enframing Home

Enframing Home

YOVO! YOVO!
2012—2013

The long-term project , YOVO! YOVO!’s first collective work, draws on the theorist Timothy Mitchell’s concept of 'enframing'.

Envelope

Envelope

Abbas Akhavan
2017

Envelope (2017) is a decommissioned hot air balloon that is occasionally inflated with buoyant air.

Etel Adnan: Selected Works

Etel Adnan: Selected Works

Etel Adnan
1995—2015

Through painting, Etel Adnan conveys her private relationship to nature as living subject, each painting an ‘expression of an encounter’.

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.

Even the Stars Look Lonesome (2019)

Even the Stars Look Lonesome (2019)

Caecilia Tripp

Caecilia Tripp’s work is rooted in collaborative practice and the development of dialogic imagination as a form of celebration of togetherness and shared futures.

Excavators

Excavators

Jananne Al-Ani
2010—2013

In contrast to the large scale of Shadow Sites I and II, Excavators is shown on a tiny monitor and focuses on a group of industrious ants working in the sand.

Exceeding 2°C

Exceeding 2°C

Tue Greenfort
2007

When urban foxes are accidentally attracted to a photo- shoot by slices of sausage, when flies write poetic scores on panes of glass, or quite normal street-lamps do not switch on until someone passes them, then the young Danish artist Tue Greenfort is at work.

Execution Squares

Execution Squares

Hrair Sarkissian
2008

Execution Squares (2008) depicts public squares in three Syrian cities–Aleppo, Latakia and Damascus–where public execution occurred and in some cases, continues.

Exile Is a Hard Job (1983–ongoing)

Exile Is a Hard Job (1983–ongoing)

Nil Yalter

Nil Yalter’s works offer a compelling feminist viewpoint on the socioeconomic conditions that affect migratory populations and female labourers.

Extended Sea

Extended Sea

Nesrine Khodr
2017

Artist and television producer Nesrine Khodr works in moving image, print and performance.

External Rotation

External Rotation

Mohamed Abdelkarim
2012

Mohamed Abdelkarim engages with notions of authorship and representation, camouflage and concealment, exchange and play.

Façade

Façade

Monika Sosnowska
2013

Monika Sosnowska’s work is informed by the architectural landscape of Warsaw.

Face Scripting: What Did the Building See?

Face Scripting: What Did the Building See?

Shumon Basar, Eyal Weizman,
Jane and Louise Wilson
2011

Face Scripting is a story, that ghosts the Dubai Police’s forensic film. It rehearses the generic architectural syntax of hotel rooms, corridors and lobbies – those thresholds of blank transition.

Faces

Faces

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
2009

Faces reflects Beirut in which people are constantly observed by images of the dead.

Faces With One Feature

Faces With One Feature

Nuna Asad
2004-2005

This video project explores human relations as they relate to race, gender, language, culture, and social background.

Facing Emptiness

Facing Emptiness

Sophie Elbaz
2006

My work talks about the cradle of humanity contaminated, about the African continent as the world’s garbage bin.

Fact

Fact

Shake Manir Uddin
2003

Fahrelnissa Zeid: Selected Works

Fahrelnissa Zeid: Selected Works

Fahrelnissa Zeid practice is marked by her monumental abstract works from the late 1940s–60s influenced by stained glass and mosaic design

Falling Rope

Falling Rope

Haroon Mirza
2013

Falling Rope was initially inspired by a 1907 photograph by Herbert Ponting of Shiraito (literally, 'falling string') Waterfall, in Fujinomiya, with Mount Fuji in the background.

Familie Tezcan

Familie Tezcan

Nevin Aladağ
2001

Familie Tezcan is a video portrait of a German family of Turkish origin breakdancing and singing in four different languages – Turkish, Arabic, German and English

Fanfare funérailles [Funeral brass]

Fanfare funérailles [Funeral brass]

Papy Ebotani
2014

Papy Ebotani’s Fanfare funérailles [Funeral brass] (2014) explores a new type of funerary procession that has emerged in the urban centres of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Fehras Publishing Practices: Selected Works

Fehras Publishing Practices: Selected Works

Fehras Publishing Practices
2017

Drawing on the long, rich history of publishing in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa (EMNA) and the diaspora, Fehras Publishing Practices considers the stakes of contemporary publishing in and beyond print culture.

Fictionville

Fictionville

Rokni Haerizadeh
2010

'Devoid of pitiful moralising and surpassing fetishistic infatuation with depictions of human sordidness, in the series Fictionville Rokni Haerizadeh cunningly (and controversially) violates and perverts found photographic media images depicting human suffering into an anthropomorphic Orwellian world of fairytales: humourous,grotesque, satirical, bitter.'

Five Feet High and Rising

Five Feet High and Rising

Mario García Torres
2017

Mario García Torres examines processes of re-enactment and restaging in his interrogations of singular authorship, presence and responsibility.

Flex

Flex

Zwelethu Mthethwa
2003

FLIGHT TRANSECT BASIN OF THE GULF

FLIGHT TRANSECT BASIN OF THE GULF

Peter Fend
2007

The immense wealth from geological deposits of petroleum generated in the past century, and possibly still generated for another century

Florilegium

Florilegium

Jacques Nimki
2007

I work from or within the urban environment, using mainly weeds and flowers to examine various ideas: plants looked at but not seen, forgotten in the backdrops of the everyday, inhabiting places that are usually neglected or unexplored.

Flowers of Evil (2019)

Flowers of Evil (2019)

Khadim Ali

As one of the persecuted Hazara people of Afghanistan, Khadim Ali explores the symbols, characters, language and image-making defined and redefined across the history of his culture of origin.

Football Field

Football Field

Maider López
2007—2009

For this work, Maider López marked out a football field with painted lines across the middle of the main public square of the Sharjah Art Area.

Forced Labor (Red Sand)

Forced Labor (Red Sand)

Liliana Porter
2008

Liliana Porter’s Forced Labor (Red Sand) follows a series of the Artist’s installations that display miniature figurines undertaking everyday yet seemingly insurmountable tasks.

Forest Law

Forest Law

Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares
2014

As an artist, writer and video essayist, Ursula Biemann’s research and work examine the interrelated ecologies of oil, forest, ice and water through the lens of climate change.

Forget about guilt (2022) and other works

Forget about guilt (2022) and other works

Saddam Al Jumaily

Saddam Al Jumaily’s surreal compositions operate as metaphors of anxiety, loss and suffering, underscoring the ways in which
the chaos of war in his native Iraq has destabilised time, meaning and belonging.

Fossil Folly (2023)

Fossil Folly (2023)

Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum strips themes of conflict, exile, barriers and state control from the purely conceptual realm, presenting them instead in their manifestations as lived experiences.

Fountain

Fountain

Maider López
2009

Maider Lopez installed a drinking fountain in the main square of Sharjah Art Area, which the Artist saw as a useful addition for the people who live there.

Fox in the Mirror

Fox in the Mirror

Liliana Porter
2007

Liliana Porter’s film Fox in the Mirror captures a bizarre and fantastical concert that features a number of familiar figurines that appear repeatedly in her work.

Freedom of Movement (2017)

Freedom of Movement (2017)

Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani

Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani investigate collective memory and perceptions of social and political turmoil through the lens of transitory public spaces and the built environment.

Friendship of Nations

Friendship of Nations

Slavs and Tatars
2011

From 17th century Sarmatism, the dominant ideology amongst the Polish nobility, to monobrows in America and the Green movement in presentday Iran, Friendship of Nations traces an ambitious if unlikely genealogy between Iran and Poland.

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

CAMP 2009—2013

A wooden construction built by a few people in coastal Gujarat can pass through or touch a remarkable number of ideologies, winds, pirates and navies, sanctions and treasures, fears and wants, and forms of boredom and play.

From the travel of Jonathan Harker

From the travel of Jonathan Harker

Joachim Koester
2003

The Bargau Valley in Northeastern Transylvania provides the setting for much of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula (1897).

Future Archeology

Future Archeology

Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency
2011

The project of a 3D (stereoscopic) film by Armin Linke and Francesco Mattuzzi completed with the visual effects created by Francesco Siddi refers to the 19th century invention of stereoscopic technology.

Gamsutl

Gamsutl

Taus Makhacheva
2012

Gamsutl is an ancient Avarian settlement carved out of the mountains in Dagestan.

Garden of Desire (2023)

Garden of Desire (2023)

Bahar Behbahani

Bahar Behbahani’s research-based practice interweaves archival materials, cartography, horticultural history and contemporary context to critique imperial structures of knowledge and power.

German National Women’s Soccer Team 1:7,7

German National Women’s Soccer Team 1:7,7

Karin Sander
2005

Karin Sander’s German National Women's Soccer Team 1:7,7 is a scaled-down exact replica of each member of the 2005 German national women’s soccer team.

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