Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 16

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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.

Mapping Water (2023)

Mapping Water (2023)

Naiza Khan

With ecological research at the centre of her intersecting artistic interests, Naiza Khan considers the ways in which geography materialises power and facilitates the collective remembrance of colonial histories.

Only Sound Remains (2014) and other works

Only Sound Remains (2014) and other works

Raheleh Filsoofi

Raheleh Filsoofi’s practice addresses the customs that mediate everyday experiences through research, education, community- centred work and performance.

Searching for Libertalia (2019)

Searching for Libertalia (2019)

Shiraz Bayjoo

Shiraz Bayjoo’s practice elucidates forgotten histories that contain multiple layers of meaning and visual culture. Mainly working with repurposed archival displays, his works subvert oppressive western historical narratives that have defined the psyches of colonised peoples.

Speak the Wind (2015–2020) and other works

Speak the Wind (2015–2020) and other works

Hoda Afshar

At the intersection of conceptual, staged and documentary image- making, Hoda Afshar’s lens- based artistic practice explores the representation of gender, marginality and displacement.