Sharjah Biennial

Sharjah Biennial 2009

19 Mar - 16 May 2009

Sharjah Biennial 9
Provisions for the Future, Past of the Coming Days and March Meetings
19 March - 16 May 2009

Hoor Al Qasimi

Artistic director:
Jack Persekian

Curator, exhibition:
Isabel Carlos

Curator, performance and film:
Tarek Abou El Fetouh

9th Sharjah Biennial, 2009
Sharjah Art Museum
Arts Area

The 9th edition of the Sharjah Biennial comprised three components during its opening week: The main exhibition entitled "Provisions for the Future" curated by Isabel Carlos; the performance/film program "Past of the Coming Days" curated by Tarek Abu El Fetouh, and the March Meetings, a series of workshops, round tables and lectures. Even though it was smaller in scale, with a strong regional focus, and organized with more professional routine, one would have needed a lot of time to follow the strict schedule required for the dense film and performance program of this 9th Sharjah Biennial.

The organizers decided to have the Biennial opening days coinciding with the glamorous Art Dubai in the neighbouring Emirate. One can doubt that this has brought such great advantages. Perhaps the Biennial got more visitors in numbers. It seems, though, that not only those who came from Dubai, but also their regular guests spent less time in Sharjah this year in order to cover everything possible in just few days.


Hamra Abbas

Haig Aivazian

Halil Altindere

Ziad Antar

Juan Araujo

Tarek Atoui

Samira Badran

Doris Bittar

Melissa Chimera & Adele NeJame

Eugenio Dittborn

Lili Dujourie

Alberto Duman

Hala Elkoussy

Haris Epaminonda

Ayse Erkmen

Sophie Ernst

Amir H. Fallah

Lara Favaretto

Lamya Gargash

Reem Al Ghaith

Mariam Ghani & Erin Ellen Kelly

Simryn Gill

Sheela Gowda

Laurent Grasso

Diana Al Hadid

Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige

N.S. Harsha

Doug Henders

Agnes Janich

Lamia Joreige

Narelle Jubelin

Nadia Kaabi Linke

Hayv Kahraman

Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen

Liu Wei

Maider López

Robert MacPherson

Lani Maestro

Firoz Mahmud

Jawad Al Malhi

Waheeda Malullah

José Luis Martinat

Hiroyuki Masuyama

Gita Meh

Giuseppe Moscatello

Nika Oblak & Primõz Novak

Fernando José Pereira

Liliana Porter
Karin Sander

Basma Al-Sharif

Nida Sinnokrot

Valeska Soares

David Spriggs

Ana Vidigal

Sharif Waked

Lawrence Weiner

Jane & Louise Wilson



Tags: Hamra Abbas, Diana Al-Hadid, Halil Altindere, Ziad Antar, Juan Araújo, Tarek Atoui, Eugenio Dittborn, Lili Dujourie, Hala Elkoussy, Haris Epaminonda, Ayşe Erkmen, Amir H. Fallah, Lara Favaretto, Lamya Gargash, Mariam Ghani, Simryn Gill, Sheela Gowda, Laurent Grasso, NS Harsha, N.S. Harsha, Agnes Janich, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Lamia Joreige, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Hayv Kahraman, Nadia Kaabi Linke, Maider López, Firoz Mahmud, Hiroyuki Masuyama, N.s.harsha, Liliana Porter, Karin Sander, Valeska Soares, Ana Vidigal, Sharif Waked, Liu Wei, Lawrence Weiner, Jane & Louise Wilson, Yonamine