Hoor Al Qasimi, President and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, is an accomplished curator who founded the Foundation in 2009 to promote and advocate for the arts not only in Sharjah, UAE but also globally. With a strong commitment to supporting innovation and experimentation, she has expanded the Foundation's scope to encompass international touring exhibitions, residencies for artists and curators, commissions, grants, performances, architectural research, and educational programs across all age groups. She co-curated Sharjah Biennial 6 (2003) and has continued as Biennial Director, curating Sharjah Biennial 15 (2023). She also holds the positions of President of the International Biennial Association, President of The Africa Institute, and President and Director of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. Previously, she served as a board member for MoMA PS1, New York, and the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, among others.
The Aichi Triennale, held once every three years since 2010, stands as one of Japan's foremost international art festivals. Showcasing a diverse array of Japanese and global artists, the festival unfolds across various locations in Aichi Prefecture, including the Aichi Arts Center. Focused on contemporary art, the event transcends genre boundaries, spanning performing arts, learning programs, and other domains to communicate the spirit of artistic diversity emanating from the Aichi region.
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