Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi appointed as artistic director of Japan's Aichi Triennale 2025
Sharjah Biennial and Sharjah Art Foundation director and TAKREEM Foundation laureate for the Cultural Excellence Category of 2021 Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, has been appointed as artistic director of the Aichi Triennale 2025 in Japan. She will be the first non-Japanese artistic director in the history of the festival, which launched in 2010. The contemporary arts event is held every three years. It is one of Japan's most popular, where a diverse range of Japanese and international artists exhibit their work throughout the city. Held in the Aichi Prefecture, on Japan's Pacific Ocean coast, the festival attracts visitors from around the world and showcases work in a number of disciplines including music, dance, performance and contemporary art. Organizers explained that their reasons for choosing Sheikha Hoor include her “abundant experience and achievements as an international curator and director”. Sheikha Hoor was appointed as curator of the Sharjah Biennial in 2003 and has guided its growth ever since. This year marked the 15th exhibition in 30 years, making it the UAE's longest-running arts event.
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