Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 16

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

(2023) عن...

(2023) عن...

Malek Gnaoui and Ala Eddine Slim

Combining sound, light, costumes and objects from a prison complex, the site-specific installation is derived from an archive of oral histories from the Tunisian prison system.

Aha Āina Aloha (2016) and other works

Aha Āina Aloha (2016) and other works

Meleanna Meyer

At the intersection of art and activism, Meleanna Meyer’s practice draws from Hawaiian history, cultural anthropology, Indigenous linguistics, architecture and set design.

Billy Sings Amazing Grace (2013)

Billy Sings Amazing Grace (2013)

Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates is a visual artist, archivist, curator and musician whose practice explores Black identity and history through material investigations into labour, spirituality, vacancy and spatiality.

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.

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.

Hikayat Wanatentrem (2018) and other works

Hikayat Wanatentrem (2018) and other works

Maharani Mancanagara

Maharani Mancanagara unravels the complex cultural and sociopolitical history of her homeland, Indonesia, breathing new life into stories that fall outside the realm of popular documented history.

Life in the Polka Dots (2015)

Life in the Polka Dots (2015)

Smita Sharma

Smita Sharma’s photojournalistic work centres the traumatised and forgotten voices of those subjected to human rights abuses.

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.

The Indian Congress (2021)

The Indian Congress (2021)

Wendy Red Star

By juxtaposing mass media depictions of Indigenous peoples with authentic cultural identities, Wendy Red Star creates personal, playful, revelatory and unsettling work.

Um Al Dhabab (Mother of Fog) (2023)

Um Al Dhabab (Mother of Fog) (2023)

Farah Al Qasimi

Emirati-Lebanese artist Farah Al Qasimi’s multidisciplinary practice examines postcolonial power structures and gender roles and is visually grounded in the aesthetics of post-internet consumer culture.