Conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor and curated by the Foundation’s Director Hoor Al Qasimi, Sharjah Biennial 15 (SB15) reflects on Enwezor’s visionary work, which transformed contemporary art and has influenced the evolution of institutions and biennials around the world, including the Sharjah Biennial. The Biennial is being realized with the support of the Sharjah Biennial 15 Working Group and Advisory Committee.
Sept. 3 - Oct. 16, 2022
is conceived by curator iLiana Fokianaki, and takes as its form of departure the cultural imprint of the Russian occupation of Latvia. The exhibition is titled The little bird must be caught, and is inspired by the homonymous title of a poem by Latvian poet Ojārs Vācietis, known and loved in the country not only for his literary talent, but also for his courage in discussing the political conditions of his time. ... given the brutal war launched against the Ukrainian people by what Fokianaki terms the “narcissistic authoritarian statism” of Putin’s rule.
REVIEW AND PRESS 2020
This exhibition will bring together radical experiments in alternative ownership, resource sharing, sustainable economies, and agricultural and ecological movements, returning to the concept of gift economies operating in a spirit of exchange, generosity, and reciprocity
30 April 2022. SATURDAY FROM 14:00-16:00
'One Belt. Many Roads' is a collaboration between Agung Kurniawan/INDONESIA. Almagul Menlibayeva/KAZAKHSTAN. Behzad Khosravi Noori/IRAN, PAKISTAN. Berhanu Ashagrie/ETHIOPIA, Hatem Bourial/TUNISIA. Yara Mekawei/EGYPT. transparadiso (Paul Rajakovics, Barbara Holub)/ITALY, and Grammar of Urgencies (Maren Richter, Klaus Schafler with Niels Plotard)/AUSTRIA.
GRANTS and SUPPORTERS
Almagul Menlibayeva (Kazakhstan), Dilyara Kaipova (Uzbekistan) and Said Atabekov (Kazakhstan)
"The focus of the project is Central Asia - a unique geopolitical and cultural region, heir of ancient civilizations and the fabled Silk Road - which was mainly excluded from the international context during much of the 20th century." Nigora Akhmedova
Feb 19 - July 22, 2022
LIFE IN-BETWEENS: Mongolia and Central Asia, A Contemporary Art Perspective. A satellite exhibition of the 2021 Asian Arts Biennial. co-curated by Takamori Nobuo, Gantuya Badamgarav, and Chen Hsiang Wen. Almagul Menlibayeva's work was commissioned by PCAI for Lahore Biennale 2020.
Mongolian and Tibetan Gallery of the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan.