Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 16

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

A Reverse Retrogress: Scene 1 (2013)

A Reverse Retrogress: Scene 1 (2013)

Mary Sibande

Mary Sibande engages counter- historical narratives and the language of dress to animate the stories of South African women and critique western imperialist depictions of their lives.

Night Veil (2021) and other works

Night Veil (2021) and other works

Nabil El Makhloufi

Nabil El Makhloufi grapples with themes of self-authorship,
alienation, nostalgia and the cultural plurality of migration.

Of Palimpsests & Erasure (2022)

Of Palimpsests & Erasure (2022)

patricia kaersenhout

patricia kaersenhout is an artist and activist who examines hidden and forgotten stories, delving into ignored histories of the African diaspora and its movements around the globe.

Resistance (2019)

Resistance (2019)

Hank Willis Thomas

At the intersection of art and activism, Hank Willis Thomas’ work reframes material from contemporary consumer culture and histories of colonialism, shedding light on the legacy
of oppressive systems and stereotypes.

Searching for Oran (2019–ongoing)

Searching for Oran (2019–ongoing)

Anita Pouchard Serra

Anita Pouchard Serra’s visual storytelling practice draws from her transnational lived experience and engagement with social issues such as migration and women’s rights.

The Ark 2: Dispersal (2022)

The Ark 2: Dispersal (2022)

Lavanya Mani

Questioning orientalist discourse, Lavanya Mani recontextualises the fantastical myths and fables
disseminated by Victorian travellers and the histories of traditional textile production.