An Evening with Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander, moderated by Prof. Sadia Abbas

Postcolonial Questions and Performances Presents:

An Evening with Shahzia Sikander

Hosted by the Honors College

March 30, 2017

6:00-8:00 PM

Honors College Esterly Lounge

Engelhard Hall, 2nd Floor

Rutgers University-Newark

Born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1969, Shahzia Sikander received her BFA in 1991 from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, where she underwent rigorous training in the art of the minianture.  Her pioneering practice takes classical Indo-Persian miniature painting as its point of departure and challenges the strict formal tropes of the genre by experimenting with scale and various forms of new media.  She has received numerous awards, grants, and fellowships, including the Religion and the Arts Award; the National Medal of Arts Award MacArthur Foundation's ‘Genius’ award, and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, the National Pride of Honor Award presented by the Pakistani Government.  Her work can be found in the permanent collections of MAXXI | Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York among others.