Otobong Nkanga and Emeka Ogboh, Aging Ruins Dreaming Only to Recall the Hard Chisel from the Past, 2019. Multi-channel sound installation, sculpture and light installation, poetry, dimensions variable. Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 14: ‘Leaving the Echo Chamber’. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artists. Courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

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Sharjah Art Foundation announces that Otobong Nkanga and Emeka Ogboh have been awarded the Sharjah Biennial 14 Prize for their collaborative project Aging Ruins Dreaming Only to Recall the Hard Chisel from the Past(2019). Artists Mohamed Bourouissa, Shezad Dawood, Phan Thảo Nguyên and Qiu Zhijie received special mentions.

This year’s jurors were Octavio Zaya, Homi Bhabha and Solange Farkas.

About the Sharjah Biennial Prize

The Sharjah Biennial Prize was established by Sharjah Biennial in 1993 and is now awarded by Sharjah Art Foundation. The honoured recipients are selected by a distinguished jury appointed by the foundation. The Sharjah Biennial Prize is given upon the jury’s discretion and can be granted to any number of artists.

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Mohamed Bourouissa

Mohamed Bourouissa, Blida-Joinville, 2018–2019. Site-specific installation, wooden structure, plants, drawings, high quality video, 3D animation, sound, dimensions variable. Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 14: ‘Leaving the Echo Chamber’. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation and coproduced by Institut Français, UAE, with the support of Institut Francais, Paris, with additional support from kamel mennour, Paris and Blum and Poe, Los Angeles. Courtesy of the artist, kamel mennour, Paris/London and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo. Courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

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Shezad Dawood

Shezad Dawood, ‘Encroachments’, 2019. VR environment, dimensions variable. Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 14: ‘Leaving the Echo Chamber’. Co-commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation and New Art Exchange, Nottingham. Generously supported by the Bagri Foundation. Produced by Sharjah Art Foundation and UBIK Productions. Special Thanks to the Hashoo Group, Gul Ahmed, EMI Pakistan. Courtesy of the artist, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai and Timothy Taylor, London. Courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

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Phan Thảo Nguyên

Phan Thảo Nguyên, Mute Grain, 2019. Mixed media installation: 24 paintings; three-channel video, colour, sound, dimensions variable; 15 minutes 45 seconds. Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 14: ‘Leaving the Echo Chamber’. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist. Courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

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Qiu Zhijie

Qiu Zhijie, various works, 2015–2019. 35 colour-print scrolls, dimensions variable. Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 14: ‘Leaving the Echo Chamber’. Partially commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist. Courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

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