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Sheikha Hoor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi

Curator, National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates

Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi is President and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation. She is a practicing artist who received her BFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2002), a Diploma in Painting from the Royal Academy of Arts (2005) and an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London (2008).

In 2003 she was appointed curator of Sharjah Biennial 6 and has continued as the Biennial’s Director since that time.

She is Chair of the Advisory Board for the College of Art and Design, University of Sharjah; and Member of the Advisory Board of both the Khoj International Artists’ Association, India and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. She serves on the Board of Directors for MoMA PS1, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; the International Biennial Association, Gwangju; and Ashkal Alwan, Beirut.

Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi is the first Emirati to be appointed as the curator for the National Pavilion UAE la Biennale di Venezia.

(From press information. Photo: Courtesy of National Pavilion of the UAE)

1980 - Today: Exhibitions in the UAE

National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates
56th International Art Exhibition -
La Biennale di Venezia

Arsenale, Sale d'Armi
9 May - 22 November 2015

Curator:
Sheikha Hoor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi

Participants: 15 Emirati artists

Commissioner:
The Salama bint Hamdan
Al Nahyan Foundation

Supported by the Ministry of Culture,
Youth and Community Development

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