Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 16

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

(My) East of Eden (2012–2013)

(My) East of Eden (2012–2013)

Pipo Nguyen-duy

Drawing from a lifetime of complex entanglements with the physical and emotional legacies of the Vietnam War, Pipo Nguyen-duy’s photography is influenced by traditional landscape painting and theatrical composition.

Arrancar los ojos (2023) and other works

Arrancar los ojos (2023) and other works

Gabriela Golder

Gabriela Golder examines the intersection between labour and memory from a wide variety of sources— political, mythical and medical—to highlight the aftereffect of violent state actions.

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.

Heliotrope (2023)

Heliotrope (2023)

Philippe Parreno

Philippe Parreno creates singular, multisensory viewer experiences characterised by their unique spatiotemporal dynamics, allowing for open-ended, highly participatory explorations.

Historia (1996–1998)

Historia (1996–1998)

Flavia Gandolfo

Flavia Gandolfo’s work investigates how the visual conventions and material cultures of nationalism institutionalise state identities.

Porcelain Souls (2018) and other works

Porcelain Souls (2018) and other works

Inuuteq Storch

Combining autoethnographic methodologies with archival portraits, Inuuteq Storch’s photographic practice bridges personal and universal visions of Greenland.

The Tide Country (2022)

The Tide Country (2022)

Pak Khawateen Painting Club

Pak Khawateen Painting Club is a collective whose provocateurs investigate colossal hydrological engineering structures on the Indus River with transnational implications, including Indigenous displacement, land salinisation and ecological decline.

The Unknown Sailor (2023)

The Unknown Sailor (2023)

Abdulrahim Salem

Emphasising Arab heritage and identity, Abdulrahim Salem’s practice grapples with elements of magic, mysticism and folk traditions.

Threshold (2022)

Threshold (2022)

Hangama Amiri

Hangama Amiri combines sewn textile work with hand-painted elements to create images that reflect on conceptions of contemporary Afghan life.

Uprooted (2020–2022)

Uprooted (2020–2022)

Doris Salcedo

Known for her sociopolitical sculptural work, Doris Salcedo’s multidisciplinary practice centres around themes of memory, loss and violence as experienced by the exiled and traumatised.