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Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander

Installation view: Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector
Shahzia Sikander
2016
Courtesy of Museo Maxxi ©Musacchio & Ianniello
Installation view: Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector
Shahzia Sikander
2016
Courtesy of Museo Maxxi ©Musacchio & Ianniello
Installation view: Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector
Shahzia Sikander
2016
Courtesy of Museo Maxxi ©Musacchio & Ianniello
Installation view: Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector
Shahzia Sikander
2016
Courtesy of Museo Maxxi ©Musacchio & Ianniello
Seraph
Shahzia Sikander
2016
Ink, gouache, gold leaf on paper 228.6 x 152.4 cm (unframed) 242 x 166 cm (framed)
Installation view: Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector
Shahzia Sikander
2016
Permanent Campus Commission Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building and Louis A. Simpson International Building Princeton University, New Jersey Photography: Ricardo Barros, courtesy: Princeton University
Installation view: Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector
Shahzia Sikander
2016
Permanent Campus Commission Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building and Louis A. Simpson International Building Princeton University, New Jersey Photography: Ricardo Barros, courtesy: Princeton University
Black Suns
Shahzia Sikander
2016
Screened oil based paint and hand painted pigment 167 x 203.8 x 19.7 cm
Singing Suns
Shahzia Sikander
2016
HD-Video Animation music by Du Yun 3'24"
Gopi-Contagion
Shahzia Sikander
2015
Gopi-Contagion on Times Square's Digital Billboards, every night at 11:57pm 1- 31 October 2015 Photo: Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts
Gopi-Contagion
Shahzia Sikander
2015
Installation view: Gopi-Contagion on Times Square's Digital Billboards, every night at 11:57pm 1- 31 October 2015 Photo: Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts
Pivot
Shahzia Sikander
2013
3 channel HD animation, 5760 x 1080 pixels, 24p. 5.1 surround sound Dimensions variable 15’40” Installation view: Mom, Am I Barbarian?, The 13th Istanbul Biennial, 14 September - 20 October 2013 Courtesy of the 13th Istanbul Biennial Photo: Servet Dilber
Pivot
Shahzia Sikander
2013
3 channel HD animation, 5760 x 1080 pixels, 24p. 5.1 surround sound Dimensions variable 15' 40'' Installation view: Mom, Am I Barbarian?, The 13th Istanbul Biennial, 14 September - 20 October 2013 Courtesy of the 13th Istanbul Biennial Photo: Servet Dilber
Parallax
Shahzia Sikander
2013
3 Channel HD Animation 5760 X 1080 pixels 24p, with 5.1 surround sound Dimensions variable 15’30” Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah Art Museum, 13 March - 13 May 2013
Parallax
Shahzia Sikander
2013
3 Channel HD Animation 5760 X 1080 pixels 24p, with 5.1 surround sound Dimensions variable 15’30” Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah Art Museum, 13 March - 13 May 2013
The cypress, despite its freedom, remains captive to the garden
Shahzia Sikander
2012
HD projections Various dimensions Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah Art Museum, 13 March - 13 May 2013
The cypress, despite its freedom, remains captive to the garden
Shahzia Sikander
2012
HD projections Various dimensions Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah Art Museum, 13 March - 13 May 2013
The cypress, despite its freedom, remains captive to the garden
Shahzia Sikander
2012
HD projections Various dimensions Installation view: Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah Art Museum, 13 March - 13 May 2013
Parallax
Shahzia Sikander
2013
3 Channel HD Animation 5760 X 1080 pixels 24p, with 5.1 surround sound Dimensions variable 15’30” Installation view: Parallax, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, 22 February - 28 March 2013
Parallax
Shahzia Sikander
2013
3 Channel HD Animation 5760 X 1080 pixels 24p, with 5.1 surround sound Dimensions variable 15’30” Installation view: Parallax, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, 22 February - 28 March 2013
Unseen Series
Shahzia Sikander
2011
HD projections Various dimensions Installation view: Shangri La, The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, 2011
Unseen Series
Shahzia Sikander
2011
HD projections Various dimensions Installation view: Shangri La, The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, 2011
Unseen Series
Shahzia Sikander
2011
HD projections Various dimensions Installation view: Shangri La, The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, 2011
Motif as Transition
Shahzia Sikander
2013
Gouache, hand painting, gold leaf and silkscreened pigment 203 x 173 x 20 cm
The Explosion of the Company Man
Shahzia Sikander
2011
Gouache, hand painting, gold leaf and silkscreened pigment on paper 203 x 20 x 173
I am the exact imitation of the original
Shahzia Sikander
2013
Ink, gouache on hand prepared paper 142.2 x 219.7 x 6.4 cm
Punctuation
Shahzia Sikander
2013
Ink, gouache on hand prepared paper 163.8 x 262.9 x 6.4 cm
Dissemination
Shahzia Sikander
2013
Ink, gouache on hand prepared paper 163.8 x 262.9 x 6.4 cm
Reduction
Shahzia Sikander
2013
Ink, gouache on hand prepared paper 142.2 x 219.7 x 6.4 cm
Distance between translation and original
Shahzia Sikander
2013
Ink, gouache on hand prepared paper 50.8 x 61 x 3.8 cm
Fixed frame flux
Shahzia Sikander
2013
Ink, gouache on hand prepared paper 50.8 x 61 x 3.8 cm
The Last Post
Shahzia Sikander
2010
HD-Video (Blu-Ray), ratio: 1920 x 1080 24p, 5.1 surround sound 10’
The Last Post
Shahzia Sikander
2010
HD-Video (Blu-Ray), ratio: 1920 x 1080 24p, 5.1 surround sound 10’
Explosion of the Company Man, Series I
Shahzia Sikander
2011
Ink, gouache on hand prepared paper 203.2 x 132 cm
Echo
Shahzia Sikander
2010
Installation Dimensions variable Installation view: Transformation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 29 October 2010 - 30 January 2011
Prolonged Exposure to Agitation
Shahzia Sikander
2009
Ink and gouache on paper 20 parts each 38.1 x 28 .6 cm

Since the early 1990s, Shahzia Sikander has been instrumental in the rediscovery, re-infusion, and re-contextualization of Indo-Persian miniature painting. Trained as a miniaturist at the National College of Arts, Lahore, Sikander has pioneered an experimental approach to the anachronistic genre. Encompassing painting; drawing; animation; installation; video, and film Sikander’s multi-dimensional praxis radically rearticulates the miniaturist tradition by inserting new dialogue that is often subversive and polemical in nature. Working from a rich ‘mental archive of imagery’, Sikander’s visual vocabulary engages a multiplicity of themes including transformation as narrative, the exploration of disruption as a means to cultivate new associations, and issues concerning labour, scale and time.

Shahzia Sikander was born in 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan. She received her B.FA from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan and an M.F.A from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. Major solo exhibitions of Sikander’s work include: Parallax, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu (2017); Ecstasy As Sublime, Heart As Vector, MAXXI | Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome (2016); Parallax, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2015); Parallax, Bildmuseet Umea, Sweden (2014); Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio (2012-13); Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC (2012); Transformations, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2010); Para/Site, Hong Kong (2009); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2008); daadgalerie, Berlin (2008); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2007); Miami Art Museum, Miami (2005); Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield (2004); The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego (2004); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C (2000), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1999) and the Renaissance Society, Chicago (1998). Major group exhibitions include: Karachi Biennale, Karachi (2017); Performing Time, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai (2016); If you were to live here…, The 5th Auckland Triennial, Auckland (2013); Sharjah Biennale 11, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah (2013); Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou (2012); Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka (2012); Patria o Libertad! On Patriotism, Immigration and Populism, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2011); Future Pass: From Asia to the World, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice (2011); Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2011); Monumental ‘Miniatures’: Large-scale Paintings from India, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia (2010); One Image May Hide Another: Arcimboldo-Dali-Raetz, Galeries Nationals du Grand Palais, Paris (2009); Order. Desire. Light. : An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawings, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2008); Take 2: Women Revisiting Art History, SFMoMA, San Francisco (2007).

Sikander has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants and fellowships, including the Shahneela and Farhan Faruqui Popular Choice Art Prize at the Karachi Biennale (2017), the Inaugural Medal of Art, US Department of State (2012), John D. and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation Achievement award (2006-2011); the National Pride of Honor by the Pakistani Government (2005), the Joan Mitchell award (1998-999), and the Tiffany foundation award (1997). In 2006 Sikander was a named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Shahzia Sikander lives and works in New York.

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