Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 16

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

I am from there. I am from here (2023)

I am from there. I am from here (2023)

Mithu Sen

Mithu Sen unpacks and interrogates systems of social exchange, modes of self-representation and notions of the taboo through close readings and manipulations of language and the body.

My Land My Memory (2023)

My Land My Memory (2023)

Marwah AlMugait

Marwah AlMugait uses visual, technological and performative elements to explore humanity’s connection to the natural world, issues of migration and displacement as well as the mechanics and ambiguities of
human interaction.

Shinkolobwe’s abstraction (2022)

Shinkolobwe’s abstraction (2022)

Sammy Baloji

Sammy Baloji’s photographic and sculptural assemblages braid together the pre- and post-colonial histories of the Democratic Republic of the Congo by examining the industrial and cultural heritage of the Katanga region.

The Branded Hand of Jonathan Walker (2021) and other works

The Branded Hand of Jonathan Walker (2021) and other works

Roméo Mivekannin

Roméo Mivekannin’s reinterpretations of classical European art challenge western canonical representations of Blackness. The artist presents a series of canvases bridging unusual painting techniques and archival photographic images.

The In Between (2022–2023)

The In Between (2022–2023)

Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems’ approach to image-making ranges from staged and serialised narrative photography to the appropriation and adaptation of archival and ethnographic imagery.

Untitled (Mid-1970s) and other works

Untitled (Mid-1970s) and other works

Nelly Sethna

At the intersection of textile design, crafts research and activism, Nelly Sethna (1932–1992) applied her skills as a weaver to create new visual languages, departing from the nationalist aesthetics expected of artists in post-independence India.