More Artists Named for Next Sharjah Biennial

Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the ruler of Sharjah, viewing a work by by Lebanese artist Marwan Rachmawi, at right, at the Sharjah Biennial 7 in 2005. (Courtesy Rabih Moghrabi/AFP/Getty Images)

In an effort to build anticipation for Sharjah Biennial 11, which opens next March in that emirate, the Sharjah Art Foundation has been slowly releasing the names of the artists whose work will appear in the exhibition. Today we have another batch: Francis Alÿs, Tiffany Chung, Runa Islam, Lucia Koch, Nasir Nasrallah, Ernesto Neto, Otobong Nkanga, Gabriel Orozco and Ayman Ramadan.

Those artists join Saadane Afif, Yang Fudong, Studio Mumbai, Kazuyo Sejima and Wael Shawky in the exhibition, which is being organized by Japanese curator Yuko Hasegawa. The news release has a bit about Ms. Hasegawa’s plans for the exhibition:

Yuko Hasegawa has begun to look at artworks and practices that resonate with strands of the Sharjah Biennial 11 theme: complexity and diversity of cultures and societies; spatial and political relations; notions of new forms of contact, dialogue, and exchange; and production through art and architectural practices of new ways of knowing, thinking, and feeling.

The show runs March 13 through May 17, 2013.

More Artists Named for Next Sharjah Biennial