May 5, 2022
We are glad to announce that our artists Bouchra Khalili, Kader Attia and Hajra Waheed will be participating in 2023 Sharjah Biennial: Thinking Historically in the Present.
Conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor and curated by Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi, Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present reflects on Enwezor’s visionary work, which transformed contemporary art and established an ambitious intellectual project that has influenced the evolution of institutions and biennials around the world, including the Sharjah Biennial.
For Enwezor, the contemporary art exhibition provided a means to engage with history, politics and society in our global present. He envisioned the invitation to curate this edition of Sharjah Biennial as a way to reflect on and contribute to the Biennial’s history and that of the overarching Foundation, and their role in addressing the need for institutional models outside of the West that support dialogue and the production and presentation of contemporary art responsive to our times.
Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present opens on February 7, 2023. Stay tuned for more details.