Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber

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Sharjah Biennial 14
Leaving the Echo Chamber
7 March  - 10 June


Programme Opening Week & March Meeting


The 14th edition of the Sharjah Biennial (SB14), Leaving the Echo Chamber, explores the possibilities and purpose of producing art when news is fed by a monopoly of sources, history is increasingly fictionalised, when ideas of ‘society’ are invariably displaced, when borders and beliefs are dictated by cultural, social and political systems.

Curators Zoe Butt, Omar Kholeif and Claire Tancons, who have collaboratively conceived the SB14 theme, present three distinct exhibitions bringing together a range of experiences and works to create a series of provocations about how one might re-negotiate the shape, form, and function of the "echo chamber" of contemporary life, towards a multiplying of the echoes within, such vibration representative of the vast forms of human production —its rituals, beliefs and customs.

Participating Rijksakademie alumni:

Journey Beyond the Arrow
- curated by Zoe Butt -

Anawana Haloba
Meiro Koizumi
Mark Salvatus


Making New Time
- curated by Omar Kholeif -

Otobong Nkanga
Pamela Rosenkranz
Kemang Wa Lehulere


Look for Me All Around You
- curated by Claire Tancons -

Meschac Gaba
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy