Sharjah Art Foundation Celebrates Immersive Youth Art Course

Emma Hodgson   |   03-06-2023

Leading regional creative institution, the Sharjah Art Foundation, has developed a new art course to help students to explore the Sharjah Biennial from a new perspective. 

Dubbed “Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present (SB15)” the course is currently available to students enrolled at the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS).

The course is aimed at supporting students to have a knowledge and appreciation of the region’s fast-growing culture and arts scene and offers access to some of the leading art professionals in the world, including curators, artists, museum and gallery specialists, and architects. 

Commenting on the course, Noora Al Mualla, Director of Learning and Research at Sharjah Art Foundation said: “Sharjah Art Foundation aims to cultivate and promote an appreciation for the arts among young individuals and students. Our mission is to foster an environment that encourages engagement in the ever-evolving field of artmaking. It is our pleasure to have collaborated with the American University of Sharjah in developing a unique curriculum centered on Sharjah Biennial 15. This programme allows students to study the Biennial’s curation, theory and impact on the art world in an exciting and dynamic learning environment. We are dedicated to assisting educational institutions and universities with teaching materials and supporting students as they explore the critical concepts presented by the poetics and politics of visual culture.”

The inaugural course concludes this month, with Bonin currently exploring other venues for delivering the course in the fall.