Non-Profit

Sharjah Art Foundation

Founded in 2009, the Foundation is an initiative committed to supporting the development of a flourishing arts environment in the Gulf.

Sharjah Art Foundation brings a broad range of contemporary art and cultural programmes to the communities of Sharjah, the UAE and the region.

Since 2009 SAF has built on the history of cultural collaboration and exchange that began with the first Sharjah Biennial in 1993.

Working with local and international partners, the foundation creates opportunities for artists and artistic production through its core initiatives that include the Sharjah Biennial, the annual March Meeting, residencies, production grants, commissions, exhibitions, research, publications and a growing collection. The education and public programmes focus on building recognition of the central role art can play in the life of a community by promoting public learning and a participatory approach to art. Sharjah Art Foundation is funded by the Department of Culture and Information, Government of Sharjah.

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, sat, sun 9:00 am – 9:00 pm; fri 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

T: +971 6 568 5050
M: info@sharjahart.org
W: Website

ADDRESS
Al Shuwaiheen, Arts Area

ESTABLISHED
2009
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Light Show
Light Show explores the experiential and phenomenal aspects of light by bringing together sculptures...
19 Sep 2015 - 12 Dec 2015
Exhibitions
March Project
March Project 2015 is an exhibition featuring site-specific works developed by seven young artists during...
31 Oct 2015 - 16 Jan 2016
Exhibitions
The Time is Out of Joint
“The Time is Out of Joint”, curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh, is the second phase of the exhibition...
12 Mar 2016 - 12 Jun 2016
Exhibitions
Simone Fattal
Curated by Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi and hosted in the building F, SAF Art Spaces,...
12 Mar 2016 - 12 Jun 2016
Exhibitions
Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
Sharjah Art Foundation (Building J and P, SAF Art Spaces) presents this major exhibition of work by Lebanese...
12 Mar 2016 - 08 May 2016
Exhibitions
Amir Nour: Brevity is the Soul of Wit
Sharjah Art Foundation announces the solo show of Amir Nour: Brevity is the Soul of Wit. This major solo...
12 Nov 2016 - 09 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
Vantage Point Sharjah 4
Vantage Point Sharjah 4 (VPS4) is the fourth iteration of Sharjah Art Foundation’s (SAF) annual initiative,...
30 Jul 2016 - 12 Oct 2016
Exhibitions
Arnulf Rainer: Towards Overpaintings
Sharjah Art Foundation presents the Arnulf Rainer‘s exhibition “Towards Overpaintings“,...
17 Sep 2016 - 01 Nov 2016
Exhibitions
Kamal Youssef: Egyptian Surrealism’s Time Capsule
Sharjah Art Foundation presents the exhibition “Egyptian Surrealism’s Time Capsule”...
17 Sep 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
Exhibitions
Enrico David: Fault Work
Sharjah Art Foundation announces the exhibition “Fault Work” by Enrico David. Exhibiting...
01 Oct 2016 - 09 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
Yayoi Kusama: Dot Obsessions
Sharjah Art Foundation announces “Dot Obsessions” an exhibition by Yayoi Kusama. The exhibition...
01 Oct 2016 - 09 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
Robert Breer: Time flies
“Robert Breer: Time flies”, is a retrospective exhibition of artist Robert Breer opening...
01 Oct 2016 - 09 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
Kamala Ishaq: Solo Show
This solo exhibition presents works by Sudanese artist Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq. Kamala is one of the leading...
12 Nov 2016 - 09 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
The Khartoum School: The Making of Modern Art in Sudan (1945 – Present)
Sharjah Art Foundation presents “The Khartoum School: The Making of Modern Art in Sudan (1945 –...
12 Nov 2016 - 12 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
Active Forms
As part of the 2018 edition of March Meeting, the exhibition “Active Forms” presents works...
16 Mar 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Exhibitions
Zineb Sedira: Air Affairs and Maritime Nonsense
Spreading through 3 of the Sharjah Art Foundation’s galleries, the major survey titled “Air Affairs...
16 Mar 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Exhibitions
Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim
A solo show dedicated to Emirati artist Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim presenting a survey of works spanning...
16 Mar 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Exhibitions
Anna Boghiguian
This solo show dedicated to Anna Boghiguian is a retrospective encompassing four decades of the artist’s...
16 Mar 2018 - 16 Jun 2018