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Sharjah Art Foundation appoints Eungie Joo as Curator of Sharjah Biennial 12

Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) announces the appointment of Eungie Joo as Curator of Sharjah Biennial 12 (SB12), opening in March 2015. Joo is Director of Art and Cultural Programs at Instituto Inhotim in Brumadinho, Brasil, and previously served as Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.

Joo’s proposal for SB12 builds upon SAF’s commitment to artistic production and the unique contribution of the annual March Meeting to organisational and artistic development in the region. For Joo, SB12 offers an opportunity to contemplate how artists’ positions help us consider new possibilities for social organisation and ways to transcend cultural and political boundaries. Sustained engagement and new commissions will be central to SB12—discussion of which will begin during the March Meeting.