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Jan 08 2020

Lahore Biennale 2020 Reveals Full Artist List

by Kylie Yeung
HASSAN HAJJAJ is one of more than 20 artists who will present new commissions at the Lahore Biennale 2020. Courtesy the artist and the Ford Theatres.
HASSAN HAJJAJ is one of more than 20 artists who will present new commissions at the Lahore Biennale 2020. Courtesy the artist and the Ford Theatres.
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The second edition of the Lahore Biennale, curated by the Sharjah Art Foundation director Hoor Al Qasimi, is titled “between the sun and the moon.” A press release dated January 6 revealed the full list of over 70 international participating artists who will present works that highlight the “cultural dialogues between South and West Asia and the social realities across the Global South.” The Biennale aims to examine humanity’s increasingly strained relationship with the environment, and the resulting social dissonances brought about by climate changes through exploring traditional notions of the self and cosmological underpinnings which allude to South Asia’s strong astronomical traditions.

Expanding on the inaugural edition in 2018 which included 50 artists, LB02 will also present more than 20 new commissions featuring Pakistani and international artists, including, among others, multi-disciplinary artist Alia Farid who will present a film examining effects of the partition of the Indian subcontinent, photographer and filmmaker Reem Falaknaz whose installation references cultural links between Pakistan and the UAE, and artist and curator Almagul Menlibayeva whose immersive installation will bring to life the works of 14th-century Timurid ruler and astronomer Sultan Ulugh Beg.

Lahore Biennale 2020 is scheduled to run from January 26 to February 29 across various heritage sites throughout Lahore. The full roster of participating artists is as follows:

Abdullah Al Saadi

Adrián Villar Rojas

Afrah Shafiq

Ajam Media Collective

Ali Kazim

Alia Farid

Almagul Menlibayeva

Amar Kanwar

Amina Menia

Amina Zoubir

Anwar Saeed

Ayesha Zulfiqar

Ayman Zedani

Bahar Behbahani

Barbara Walker

Basir Mahmood

Basma Al Sharif

Bernie Searle

Bouchra Khalili

Christoulous Panayiotou

Diana Al-Hadid

Eyob Kitaba

Farah Al Qasimi

Farideh Lashai

Farkhanda Ashraf Khilji

Gary Simmons

Hajra Waheed

Halil Altindere

Hanok Melkamzer

Haris Epaminonda

Haroon Mirza

Hassan Hajjaj

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan and Hajra Haider Karrar

Hoda Afshar

Hrair Sarkissian

Imran Ahmad

Jeanno Gaussi

John Akomfrah

Kader Attia

Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq

Khadim Ali

Lida Abdul

Madiha Aijaz

Mariam Ghani

Mark Salvatus

Marwa Arsanios

Moza Al Matrooshi

Mudasar Rashadi

Mohammad Ali Talpur

Munem Wasif

Muzzamil Ruheel

Naiza Khan

Nalini Malani

Nedko Solakov

The Otolith Group

Pak Khawateen Painting Club

Rabbya Naseer & Hurmat ul Ain

Rachid Koraïchi

Rahat Ali

Rasheed Araeen

Rayyane Tabet

Reem Falaknaz

Shezad Dawood

Simone Fattal

Slavs and Tatars

Taus Makhacheva

Tentative Collective

Vivan Sundaram

Wael Shawky

Waseem Akram

Yaminay Chaudhri

Younus Nomani

Yousuf Nomani

Zarina Bhimji 

Zulfiqar Rind

Kylie Yeung is an editorial intern of ArtAsiaPacific.

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