Sharjah Biennial 2015 Announces Participating Artists

The Sharjah Art Foundation has announced the list of artists for its forthcoming edition entitled Sharjah Biennial 12: “The Past, the Present, the Possible” (SB12), Art News reported. The list was compiled by curator Eungie Joo and associate curator Ryan Inouye.

The biennial will take place from March 5 through June 5 (with opening events from March 5–7) and showcase the works of over fifty artists from over twenty five countries (see 2015 Sharjah Biennial Will Open Week of the Armory Show). Participating artists at the biennial present existing, new and commissioned pieces, with over two thirds falling into the latter two categories. SB12 will also include a series of talks, events and workshops around Sharjah.

Joo told the Emirati daily The National that the inspiration behind the title and theme for the biennial was based on an essay by the French philosopher Henri Lefebvre. “Lefebvre wrote that the past, the present, and the possible cannot be separated,” she explained. “I thought it has a beautiful alignment with the art and the interdisciplinary elements of contemporary art at this moment.”

Participating artists:

Basel Abbas
Ruanne Abou-Rahme
Etel Adnan
Babak Afrassiabi
Abdullah Al Saadi
Rheim Alkadhi
Ayreen Anastas
Leonor Antunes
Uriel Barthélémi
Eric Baudelaire
Mark Bradford
Nikhil Chopra
Saloua Raouda Choucair
Chung Chang-Sup
Abraham Cruzvillegas
Jimmie Durham
Rene Gabri
Im Heung-Soon
Iman Issa
Michael Joo
Maryam Kashani
Mohammed Kazem
Hassan Khan
Kristine Khouri
Beom Kim
Byron Kim
Kit Lee
Jac Leirner
Faustin Linyekula
Jawshing Arthur Liou
Cinthia Marcelle
Rodney McMillian
Julie Mehretu
Asunción Molinos Gordo
Eduardo Navarro
Damián Ortega
Rasha Salti
Hassan Sharif
Taro Shinoda
Gary Simmons
Nasrin Tabatabai
Rayyane Tabet
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Adrián Villar Rojas
Danh Vo
Xu Tan
Haegue Yang
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara
Fahrelnissa Zeid

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