23 Dec 2023 - 14 Apr 2024

In the eyes of our present, we hear Palestine

Sharjah Art Foundation Old Al Dhaid Clinic & Arts Palace


This special exhibition presents over 60 works from the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection, showcasing the creativity of artists who have dedicated their practice to informing and educating audiences on the history of Palestine—the occupation, the current political situation and issues of human rights. While bearing witness to forced displacement and devastating loss, the works also celebrate the rich identity and heritage of Palestine, invoking a spirit of solidarity.

Spanning from the late 1950s to the present, the works in the exhibition are by artists from Palestine and neighbouring countries. Together, these paintings, sculptures, installations and videos offer a glimpse into the challenges and hopes of the Palestinian community. The exhibition includes works by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Adel Abidin, Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri, Simone Fattal, Tarek Al Ghoussein, Shadi Habib Allah, Hazem Harb, Mona Hatoum, Emily Jacir, Najat Makki, Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle, Rashid Masharawi, Khalil Rabah, Mario Rizzi, Raeda Saadeh, Mona Saudi, Basma Al Sharif, Nida Sinnokrot, Sharif Waked, Kamal Youssef and Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara.

Press release from Sharjah Art Foundation

Image: Khalil Rabah. 67%. 2017. Installation view of In the eyes of our present, we hear Palestine at Old Al Dhaid Clinic, Sharjah, 2023–24. Photography by Danko Stjepanovic. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation