Over 150 artists from more than 70 countries, will be on hand, from the 7th of February to the 11th of June, at the 2023 Sharjah Biennial 15. Conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor, NIgerian curator, critic and writer, and curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, directer of the Sharjah Art Foundation, the Sharjah Biennial 15 (SB15), entitled Thinking Historically in the Present, offers a reflection on the idea of the post-colonial constellation of Enwezor and his visionary work which influenced the evolution of institutions and biennials throughout the world. New works and specifically commissioned pieces, presented at 16 different locations throughout the Emirate of Sharjah, offer new perspectives on interconnectedness and dialogue, picking up on the idea of Enzower, for whom contemporary art was an instrument to look at history, politics and society. Thirty works were commissioned to as many artists, including John Akomfrah, Carolina Caceydo, Destiny Deacon, Manthia Diawara, Coco Fusco, Mona Hatoum, Lubaina Himid, Isaac Julien, Amar Kanwar, Bouchra Khalili, Steve McQueen, Aline Motta, Philippe Parreno, Doris Salcedo, Berni Searle and Yinka Shonibare, just to name a few. Film, music and performances enrich the program of this edition of the Sharjah Biennial.