Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 16

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Burden of Proof (2022)

Burden of Proof (2022)

Barbara Walker

Barbara Walker’s figurative art practice interrogates past and contemporary manifestations of issues at the intersection of racial identity, belonging, class, power and body politics.

Common Black Blocks (2022)

Common Black Blocks (2022)

Waheeda Malullah

Waheeda Malullah’s practice examines the socialised norms of Bahraini society and the wider Arabian Gulf through a playful,
performative lens.

Decolonised Structures (2022)

Decolonised Structures (2022)

Yinka Shonibare

Yinka Shonibare’s practice is situated in conversation with the growing activism around the decolonisation of public spaces
and the reorientation of historical education

Kambule (2022)

Kambule (2022)

Maya Cozier

Writer and filmmaker Maya Cozier draws from her experience as a dancer and choreographer to create works that focus on West African and Caribbean history and culture.

Spandex installations (2023) and other works

Spandex installations (2023) and other works

Joiri Minaya

Joiri Minaya is a Dominican- American multidisciplinary artist whose work investigates the continuity of colonial power hierarchies, often exploring the performativity of tropical identity and its commodification.

Untitled: Excavation (2022)

Untitled: Excavation (2022)

Kerry James Marshall

Kerry James Marshall is a visual artist best known for his large- scale acrylic paintings chronicling the modern African-American experience and claiming space for Black representation in a medium from which Black figures have historically been excluded.