Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) announces new artists that will be presenting work at Sharjah Biennial 11 (SB11), March 13–May 13, 2013, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Yuko Hasegawa has invited over 24 artists to create site-specific works. Among the confirmed new commissions are works by artists and filmmakers including Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Saâdane Afif, Tiffany Chung, Yang Fudong, Lucia Koch, Nasir Nasrallah, Ernesto Neto, Wael Shawky, Shahzia Sikander,and Ana Torfs.The Biennial will also feature a collaborative work by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Seigen Ono, and Shiro Takatani.

Hasegawa has now announced that the following artists will also be included in the Biennial: Ravi Agarwal, Nevin Aladag, Francis Alÿs, Jananne Al-Ani, Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Matthew Barney and Elizabeth Peyton, Luz Maria Bedoya, David Claerbout, Olafur Eliasson, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Shilpa Gupta, Yu-ichi Inoue, Lamia Joreige, Jesper Just, Amar Kanwar, Kan Xuan, Pablo Lobato, Basir Mahmood, Cinthia Marcelle, Taus Makhacheva, Angelica Mesiti, Otobong Nkanga, Gabriel Orozco, Khaled Sabsabi, Pascale Marthine Tayou,and Fumito Urabe. A performance by Japanese sound artist Ryoji Ikeda has also been confirmed andwill take place in April as part of an ongoing programme of performances that will be presented throughout SB11.

OFFICE Kersten Geers and David Van Severen will createa multi-site urban project. The OASIS project links SB11 Biennial venues and the North-East and South-West parts of Sharjah’s historic centre, which is divided by Bank street, a wide thoroughfare dating from the 1970s. The four OASIS gardens will have varying degrees of public accessibility, each creating a dialogue with specific urban contexts and their users.

Interventions will also include works by SANAA, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa; Studio Mumbai, Bijoy Jain;and SUPERFLEX, Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen, and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen.

Film Programme
A film programme curated by filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul will feature programming by leading figures in the film industry, including Steve Anker, Tilda Swinton, Mehelli Modi, Alcino Leite Neto, Khavn De La Cruz, Jean-Pierre Rehm, Ali Jaafar, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The programme will include evening screenings in an outdoor courtyard cinema in the new SAF spaces.

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