Critical Dialogues Presents: Shahzia Sikander

Join us for a virtual lecture from multimedia artist Shahzia Sikander. Born in Pakistan and currently working out of New York, Sikander has been praised for blending Indo-Persian miniature painting styles with contemporary South Asian, American, Feminist, and Muslim perspectives. Sikander poses the theory that terms such as "tradition," "culture," and "identity" are ever-evolving, and should be considered as such. Sikander earned her BFA in 1991 from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, where she worked under Bashir Ahmad. Her breakthrough piece, "The Scroll" (1989-90) earned her a Shakir Ali Award, NCA's highest merit. She is one of the founding artists of the "Neo-miniature" movement, and has been globally acknowledged for her work.

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Image credit: "Intersectional/Alexandria Occasio Cortez" by Shahzia Sikander