Sharjah Biennial 13
Taking place from January 2016 to January 2018, Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj, encompasses exhibitions, projects and educational programmes in five locations, expanding the biennial’s structure across space and time. Sharjah Biennial 13 (SB13) includes exhibitions and public programmes in two acts, one in Sharjah (10 March–12 June 2017) and one in Beirut (October 2017– January 2018), as well as the SB13 School, a year-long education programme that spans the west, central and eastern regions of Sharjah. Tamawuj also seeks to mobilise ongoing conversations. Four interlocutors in as many cities organise projects around keywords that are integral to SB13’s conceptual framework: Kader Attia investigates water in Dakar (8 January 2017), Zeynep Oz considers crops in Istanbul (13 May 2017) Lara Khaldi studies earth in Ramallah (10 August 2017) and Ashkal Alwan reflects on the culinary in Beirut (15 October 2017). SB13 also features two notable components in the form of digital platforms: chip-ship, a data-rich source of research as well as the Biennial’s year-long publishing platform www.tamawuj.org.
Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj includes works by:
A.S.T (Diann Bauer, Felice Grodin, Patricia M. Hernandez, Elite Kedan with Keller Easterling), Lawrence Abu Hamdan*, Abbas Akhavan*, Abdullah Al Saadi, Tamara Al Samerraei*, Allora & Calzadilla, Maria Thereza Alves*, Kader Attia, Tonico Lemos Auad, Ismaïl Bahri, Sarnath Banerjee, Yto Barrada, Abdelkader Benchamma*, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Jonathas de Andrade, Mariana Castillo Deball, Roy Dib*, Vikram Divecha*, Barış Doğrusöz, Koo Donghee*, Mandy El Sayegh*, İnci Eviner*, Em'kal Eyongakpa, Harun Farocki, Fehras Publishing Practices*, Futurefarmers, Daniele Genadry*, Deniz Gül, Shadi Habib Allah*, Taloi Havini, Takashi Ishida, İz Öztat & Fatma Belkıs, Ali Jabri, Lamia Joreige, Christoph Keller*, Samir Khaddaje, Mahmoud Khaled*, Nesrine Khodr*, Basim Magdy, Metahaven*, Hind Mezaina*, Hana Miletić, Mochu*, Oscar Murillo*, Joe Namy*, Natascha Sadr Haghighian with Ashkan Sepahvand, Uriel Orlow, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Deborah Poynton, Khalil Rabah*, Jon Rafman, Rain Wu and Eric Chen, Raqs Media Collective*, Marwan Rechmaoui*, Stéphanie Saadé, Ghassan Salhab, Roy Samaha*, Massinissa Selmani*, Setareh Shahbazi*, Ross Simonini, Nida Sinnokrot, Walid Siti, Monika Sosnowska, Zhou Tao*, The Otolith Group*, Mario García Torres*, Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares, Jorinde Voigt, James Webb, Paola Yacoub*, Fathallah Zamroud*
SB13 features over 25 commissions (noted with an * above). Artists Noor Abuarafeh, Iman Issa and Karine Wehbé will contribute with publications that will be released throughout the year. Artists Christoph Keller, Metahaven and Zhou Tao have been commissioned to produce works which will be completed over the course of the year.