Hoor Al-Qasimi: Sharjah-From Biennale to Foundation

Hoor Al-Qasimi, president and director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, is a practicing artist who received her B.F.A. from the Slade School of Fine Art, London; a diploma in painting from the Royal Academy of Arts; and an M.A. in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London. She is chair of the Advisory Board for the College of Art and Design, University of Sharjah; member of the advisory boards of Khoj International Artists’ Association, India; and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; she serves on the Board of Directors for MoMA PS1, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and Ashkal Alwan, Beirut. Al-Qasimi is a visiting lecturer at Slade School of Fine Art, London and is currently a Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute for Comparative Modernities at Cornell University. Her recent curatorial projects include Drift — An Exploration of Urban and Suburban Landscapes, In Spite of it All, and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: A Collective Memory.

Upcoming exhibitions in spring 2014 include Ahmed Mater: 100 Found Objects; Abdullah Al Saadi: Al- Toubay; Eduard Puterbrot: Between My East and My West; Wael Shawky, Susan Hefuna: Another Place; and Rasheed Araeen: Before and After Minimalism.

Cosponsored by the Department of Art, The Institute for Comparative Modernities, and the Department of History of Art.