Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah-United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Biennial

Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (05 Mar - 05 Jun, 2015)

Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (SB12) curated by Eungie Joo invites more than 50 artists and cultural practitioners from over 25 countries to introduce their ideas of the possible through their art and work.

On March 5, the exhibition opens its 12th edition in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, crossing the emirate to sites in and around the city as well as in the city of Kalba on the Gulf of Oman. Over two-thirds of SB12 artists will present new works and commissions.

SB12 Film programme screenings and Education programme activities take place every Saturday, beginning March 7. Buses to Kalba Ice Factory and other off-site installations are available every Saturday throughout SB12, departing at 11:00 am from SAF Art Spaces.

Year-round activities:

  • Exhibitions
  • Performances
  • Music
  • Film Screenings
  • Education Programme (for Children and Adults)
  • Community Garden
All activities are free of charge and open to the public.

Opening Hours:
10:00 - 22:00(Sat - Thu)
16:00 - 22:00(Fri)

Just minutes from the city's historical and cultural heart, the Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah beach hotel makes an ideal base from which to explore the museums and venues of the Sharjah Biennial, as well as numerous traditional markets and souks, where local arts and crafts can be found in abundance.

About Sharjah Biennial
For the past two decades, the Sharjah Biennial has enriched the cultural landscape of the Gulf by commissioning, producing and presenting innovative and challenging art experiences while offering an internationally recognised platform for artists from the region.

Founded in 1993, the Sharjah Biennial has grown from a traditional and regionally focused exhibition into the global event it has become today. Originally modeled on a classic biennial format with artists chosen to officially represent each participating country, the Biennial provided a rare glimpse into the world of artistic practice.

Explore the famous Sharjah Biennial
Every second spring, one of the most prominent contemporary art events in the Middle East connects artists, institutions, organisations and members of the public in an exploration of the diversity of culture and society in the modern world.

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