As the sole Danish artist to do so, Dorte Dahlin exhibited her work at the 4th International Biennial in Sharjah in 1999.

Her participation resulted in the realisation of the exhibition OVERLAPS. North-Southeast, Sharjah 2000, which she curated and eventually came to serve as the premises for DACE, a cultural exchange program between Denmark and the Emirate of Sharjah (UAE).

The cultural agreement developed into NOMAD ACADEMY, a floating, wandering institution headed by the visual artists Dorte Dahlin and Annemette Larsen and former rector of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Dr. phil Else Marie Bukdahl.

NIGHTMONOGRAM, 1999. Oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm. Private collection.