Sharjah Art Foundation director to head Lahore Biennale 2020

The Lahore Biennale Foundation has appointed Hoor Al Qasimi, President and Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, as curator for the second edition of the Lahore Biennale.

The LB02 will be held in Lahore in the early 2020. It will present new commissions, large-scale installations and discursive programming that will take place at various venues in the city of Lahore.

Al Qasimi has been pivotal in providing platforms for artists from Pakistan and South Asia through grants and commissions provided by the wide ranging initiatives of the Sharjah Art Foundation as well as through her own curatorial practice.The inaugural Lahore Biennale, held in March 2018, showcased over 100 artworks. It had participation of artists and academics from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. For the second edition of the Lahore Biennale, the foundation is interested in extending its regional scope towards West Asia and the Middle East.

Hoor Al Qasimi is a curator and artist who received her BFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London, a diploma in painting from the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London. In 2002, she was appointed curator of Sharjah Biennial 6 and has since continued as its director.