March Meeting 2021 visual. Image adapted from Mohammed Kazem's Autobiography 4 (1997). Courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation


Booking is now available for the March Meeting 2021: Unravelling the Present online and on-site events. Taking place from 12 to 21 March, the annual gathering features online talks, panels and presentations as well as on-site film screenings at the Foundation’s venues.

Featuring more than 50 speakers and participants, the online talks programme includes roundtables, keynotes, presentations, panels and breakout sessions that will examine the past 30 years of the Sharjah Biennial and the future of the biennial model. Taking place via the March Meeting 2021 virtual platform, the sessions can be booked through this link.

In addition to the online talks, March Meeting 2021 (MM 2021) features screenings of critically acclaimed films at the Foundation’s venues. Booking for the film screenings is available on this link.

Bringing together former Sharjah Biennial curators, artistic directors, artists, art historians and critics, MM 2021 sets the stage for Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present, which was conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor (1963–2019) and is curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, in conjunction with the Sharjah Biennial 15 (SB15) Working Group and Advisory Committee and opens in spring 2022.

Coinciding with MM 2021, the exhibitions Rayyane Tabet: Exquisite Corpse, curated by Sharjah Art Foundation’s Senior Curator Ryan Inouye, and Unsettled Objects, curated by Sharjah Art Foundation’s Director of Collections and Senior Curator Omar Kholeif, will open on March 12, 2021. Zarina Bhimji: Black Pocket and Tarek Atoui: Cycles in 11, both curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, will also remain on view through 10 April 2021. The exhibitions are open to all; however, prior online booking is encouraged. Book your visit here.

March Meeting is open to all and free to attend.

View the full programme here.