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On the Sharjah Biennial: an Interview with Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi

Dubai & Sharjah
Sharjah Art Foundation

Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi is President and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation and a practising artist who received her BFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2002), a Diploma in Painting from the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2005) and an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London (2008). In 2003, she was appointed curator of Sharjah Biennial 6 and has since continued as the Biennial Director. Al Qasimi serves on the Board of Directors for MoMA PS1, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; International Biennial Association, Gwangju; Ashkal Alwan, Beirut and Darat Al Funun, Amman. She is Chair of the Advisory Board for the College of Art and Design,... Read More
Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi
The Editorial Committee

News
My Art Guide Dubai & Sharjah 2017 Editorial Committee

Dubai & Sharjah

This edition has been curated by our editorial committee formed by: Vilma Jurkute (director of Alserkal Avenue), Deborah Najar (director of the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation) and Ramin Salsali (founder and director of Salsali Private Museum), who have selected... Read More
Tomas Saraceno © Alfred Weidinger, 2015

Interviews
More than Human: an Interview with Tomás Saraceno

Madrid

On the occasion of our Focus on ARCOmadrid we interviewed artist Tomas Saraceno. Tomás Saraceno was born in 1973 in Tucunan, Argentina and he lives and works in Berlin. Tomás Saraceno’s oeuvre is an ongoing research, a mixture of studies of art,... Read More
Luz María Sánchez Portrait. Photo by Teresa Sartore

Interviews
“VIS. [UN] NECESSARY FORCE”: A Journey through Mexico’s Buried Violence

Mexico City

During our stay in Mexico City, we visited Luz María Sánchez‘ studio. The artist guided us through the artworks showcased in her space and told us about her recent projects and upcoming shows she is working on. Luz María Sánchez is a sound and... Read More
Jesse Jones, Tremble Tremble, 2017, ph credits Ros Kavanagh

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Jesse Jones Will Resurrect Witches in Venice

Venice

13/05 - 26/11 2017

  The artist Jesse Jones takes over the Irish Pavilion at this 57th Venice Biennale, with a brand new, and incredibly interesting political project that has its main focus on the feminist archetypes. The exhibition designed for the Pavilion derives... Read More

Featured Exhibitions

Donna Huanca: Lengua De Bartolina Sisa

Madrid
Travesía Cuatro, Madrid
24/02 - 29/04 2017

This is the first exhibition by the artist in Spain and it’s taking place in the spaces of Traversia Cuatro. The exhibition features artworks in which Donna Huanca explores the territory of the body within its condition of surface and matter, and its identity as creation of movement and presence within the architecture. In her practice, the artist uses cosmetics both as tools of painting and as instruments for transformation. Huanca draws upon esthetic forms like camouflage, simulation and fusion in a poetry that links painting, sculpture and performance, presenting a stage that showcases an essay about the fragmentation of identity. Huanca’s totemic sculptures combine materials... Read More
Donna Huanca, Zeolite Family, 2016. Courtesy of Peres Project Berlin
Leila Alaoui, Exhibition view, 2017. Photo Credits: Ela Bialkowska. Courtesy Fondation Leila Alaoui & Galleria Continua.

Leila Alaoui: Je te pardonne

San Gimignano
Galleria Continua
18/02 - 23/04 2017

Galleria Continua presents, for the first time in San Gimignano, a solo exhibition of the photographer and video artist Franco-Moroccan Leila Alaoui, composed of a set of photographs from various series of the artist’s works which allows to better... Read More
Juan Pablo & Karl, Chingaza 2012 © Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017

London
Tate Modern
15/02 - 11/06 2017

On the occasion of his first solo show at Tate Modern, London, the artist will presents a series of his most famous artworks which range from intimate portrait to political and socially engaged works. Including a variety of media – photographs, video,... Read More
Pieter Hugo, Portrait #3, Rwanda, 2014, From the series 1994

Pieter Hugo: 1994

New York
Yossi Milo Gallery
26/01 - 11/03 2017

South African artist Pieter Hugo is presenting his most recent body of work, “1994”, at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York. The exhibition is featuring color photographs of children born in Rwanda and South Africa after the year 1994, the year... Read More
Pierre Huyghe, still from Human Mask, 2014.

Pierre Huyghe Solo Show

Copenhagen
Copenhagen Contemporary
10/02 - 21/05 2017

French artist Pierre Huyghe is presenting his video installation “(Untitled) Human Mask” (2014) at Copenhagen Contemporary. The video, set in a Japanese coastal city destroyed by a tsunami, deals with fiction and reality, biology and culture. Pierre... Read More

Selected Destinations

Alserkal Avenue Dubai. @ Anna Nielsen
Carsten Nicolai, alpha pulse, 2014 (Bobby Yip/Reuters)

Hong Kong

East Asia

OMA, Fondazione Prada, Milano. Photo: Bas Princen, 2015. Courtesy of Fondazione Prada.

Milan

Italy

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 1993

Venice

Italy

People

Anne Imhof

Anne Imhof

Artist

Bosco Sodi portrait, Photo by Teresa Sartore

Bosco Sodi

Artist

Tomas Saraceno © Alfred Weidinger, 2015
Map Office (Laurent Gutierrez & Valérie Portefaix)
Wolfgang Tillmans. Photo by Stuart Mentiply.
Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst

Artist

Julian Charrière, photo © eddy mottaz
basim_magdy

Basim Magdy

Artist

Art Spaces

Sharjah Art Foundation

Dubai & Sharjah

M+ Pavilion

Hong Kong

Tate Modern

London