Road trip to Sharjah

Join our road trip to Sharjah to visit the latest exhibitions at Maraya Art Centre and the Rain Room presented by Sharjah Art Foundation.

Maraya Art Centre: Rooms Are Never Finished and Liff

Maraya Art Centre is showing two exhibitions: Yaminay Chaudhri’s Rooms Are Never Finished and Arwa Al Neami’s Liff.  These individual projects have been curated in dialogue by Laura Metzler andAziz Sohail. Both shows utilise architecture to analyse rapid social change in their respective communities. The road trip will include a tour with both artists and curators.

Rooms Are Never Finished by Yaminay Chaudhri explores the aspirational structures and development in the neighbourhood she grew up in on the coast of Karachi. She puts her family home and those of the neighbours in dialogue with the shrinking public beach that faces them, looking at the different elements of the social ecosystem that are entangled in the rapid development happening in the area.

Liff by Arwa Al Neami uses the architectural space of a fun fair in Abha, Saudi Arabia to discuss the social tensions and structures competing in the country from 2013-17 leading up to the current period of rapid national policy change. The amusement park becomes a site to see the different visions of Saudi competing and blending through the physical changes to the park and rides and the social behaviours that navigate these structures year to year. 


Sharjah Art Foundation: Rain Room

Rain Room is an immersive installation by Random International, presented by Sharjah Art Foundation. Walk through a downpour of continuous rain without getting wet, and become a performer in this intersection of art, technology and nature.

Sharjah’s Rain Room marks the Middle East premiere and the first permanent installation of this project. The work has previously been on view at the Barbican, London; MoMA, New York; Yuz Museum, Shanghai and LACMA, Los Angeles.


Road Trip schedule | 10 August 

1:30PM | Depart from Nadi Al Quoz in Alserkal Avenue 

2:15PM | Guided tour of Rooms are Never Finished andLiffexhibitions at Maraya Art Centre 

4PM | Guided tour of Rain Room, Sharjah Art Foundation 

5:30PM | Departure 

6:30PM | Arrive back at Alserkal Avenue 


The road trip will be limited to 30 people. 

To reserve a seat, please contact

Road Trips are open to everyone and free of charge. However, spaces are limited and reservations are on a first-come-first-served basis.