The next Sharjah Biennial 12 (SB12) will run from March 5 to June 5, entitled “The past, the present, the possible” and will be curated by Eungie Joo.
Joos was the Director of Art and Cultural Programs at the Instituto Inhotim in Brumadinho, Brasil. She had also previously served as Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.
The upcoming biennial will ask 50 artists from 25 countries to create works dealing with the idea of “the possible”.
“SB12 began to take shape in a private conversation between artist Danh Vo and curator Eungie Joo in early 2013,” said a statement from a press release. “Together they discussed the relevance of contemporary art and the potential of artistic positions to imagine something beyond current states of social and political confinement—and the need for artists to play active roles in imagining the possible.”
The first Sharjah Biennial was held in 1993.