Shahzia Sikander                                         Download
b. 1969, Lahore, Pakistan
Lives and works in New York

Education
1995     
MFA, Painting and Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1991     
BFA,  Miniature Painting, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020
Weeping Willows, Liquid Tongues, Sean Kelly, New York

2019
Disruption as Rapture, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina

2017
A Journey Into The Great Unknown, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California 
Disruption as Rapture, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada
PARALLAX, Carleton College, Minnesota 
Parallax, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii 
Project Gallery: Shahzia Sikander, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, Florida

2016
Ecstasy As Sublime, Heart As Vector, MAXXI | Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy
Shahzia Sikander: Apparatus of Power, Chantal Miller Gallery, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong, China

2015
Midnight Moment: Gopi Contagion, Times Square Arts, New York
Parallax, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Massachusetts
Parallax, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain 
Shahzia Sikander, Tufts University Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts 
Shahzia Sikander, Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

2014
Parallax, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden Parallax, Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas
Parallax, Nicolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Project Gallery: Shahzia Sikander, Perez Art Museum, Miami, Florida

2013
Parallax, Pilar Corrias, London, United Kingdom

2012
Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
The Fertile Crescent, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
The Last Post, Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

2011
Shahzia Sikander: Sift, Rift, Drip, Shift, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York
Shahzia Sikander: The exploding company man and other abstractions, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco; Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts

2010
Shahzia Sikander: Prolonged Exposure to Agitation, Valentina Bonomo, Rome, Italy
Transformations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2009
Authority as Approximation, Para/Site, Hong Kong
I am also not my own enemy, Pilar Corrias, London, United Kingdom
Shahzia Sikander Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York (Curator)
Stalemate. Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

2008
Interstitial: 24 Faces and the 25th Frame, Daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Intimate Ambivalence, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

2007
Shahzia Sikander, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia Shahzia Sikander, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

2006
Shahzia Sikander, Valentina Bonomo Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Shahzia Sikander, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Shahzia Sikander: New Work, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

2005
51 Ways of Looking, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
Dissonance to Detour, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California 
Shahzia Sikander, Miami Art Museum, Miami

2004
Contemporary Links: Shahzia Sikander, The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Shahzia Sikander: Flip Flop, The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Shahzia Sikander: Nemesis, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

2003
Drawing to Drawing, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California
Shahzia Sikander, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
SpiNN, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York

2002
Shahzia Sikander, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont

2001
Intimacy, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas 
Shahzia Sikander, Asia Society, New York

2000
Acts of Balance, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York

1999
Directions: Shahzia Sikander, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

1998
Shahzia Sikander, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Shahzia Sikander: Drawings and Miniatures, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, Missouri

1997
A Kind of Slight and Pleasing Dislocation, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California
Murals and Miniatures, Deitch Projects, New York

1996
Art Celebration 96: Shahzia Sikander, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas Glassell, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Texas
Knock Knock Who’s There? Mithilia, Mithilia Who?, Project Row Houses, Houston, Texas

1992
Pakistan Embassy, Washington, D.C.
Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40, Organized by The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, Illinois

2020 
Glitch, Tahir Cultural Center, American University, Cairo, Egypt
Into the Open, New Zealand Festival of The Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
Miniature 2.0, Pera Art Musuem, Istanbul, Turkey
We Do Not Dream Alone, Asia Society Triennial, Asia Society, New York

2019 
All the Sacred Tombs, Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba, Spain
Fanoon Center For Printmedia Research: Highlights 2012-2019, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts, Qatar, Doha
Modest Fashion, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, The Netherlands
Transcendent, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, Vermont
Women Breaking Boundaries, Cincinati Art Museum, Cincinati, Ohio

2018 
Beyond Transnationalism: The Legacy of Post Independent Art from South Asia, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India
Delirium/Equilibrium, Kiran Nader Museum of Art, New Delhi, India
Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today, Smithsonian Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Fearless, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Listening to Art, Seeing Music, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Ontario
Lahore Biennale 01, Shehr-O-Funn, Lahore, Pakistan
Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York 
Recent Acquisitions, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Scale: Possibilities of Perspective, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, New York 
The World on Paper – Collection Deutsche Bank, Museum PalaisPopulaire, Berlin, Germany
Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, United States

2017 
Disruption as Rapture, Karachi Biennale 17: Witness, Karachi, Pakistan 
Art of “Whose” People, Columbia University, New York
Everything we do is music, Drawing Room, London
Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora, Asia Society Museum, New York 
Selected, Sean Kelly, New York
A Journey into the Great Unknown, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2017)
Summer Choices: A Group Exhibition, Part 1, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, California
Summer Choices: A Group Exhibition, Part 2, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, California

2016 
20th Anniversary Exhibition, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California 
Drawing Conclusions, RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island
Mixtape 2016, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
Performing Time, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
Scenes for a New Heritage, Museum of Modern Art, New York 
Women in Print, Pace Prints, New York

2015 
Annual 2015: The Depth of the Surface, National Academy Museum, New York 
Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s, curated by Alexandra Schwartz, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; Tellfair Museums Savannah, Georgia; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art, curated by Donald Albrecht and Tom Mellins, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii
Hare & Hound Press + artpace: the Art of Collaboration, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas 
Ink, Silk and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, traveled to The Ringling, Sarasota, Florida; Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida (2015–17)
Our Land / Alien Territory (part of the special program of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art), Manege, Moscow, Russia
Teoría del duende, Fundación Federico Garcia Lorca, Madrid (and Grenada), Spain

2014 
Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada 
Infinite Challenge, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea 
Past Traditions, Exhibit 320 curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt, New Delhi, India
Still Moves, ArtC Phoenix Market City, Chennai, India
Stranger than Fiction: Art of Our Time, Museum of Modern Art, New York 
Yebisu International Festival for Art and Architecture, Tokyo, Japan

2013 
Beyond Belief: Highlights from SFMOMA Collection, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California
Collectors Show, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, North Carolina
Echoes: Islamic Art & Contemporary Artists, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
If you were to live here..., The 5th Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand
Marking Language, Drawing Room, London, United Kingdom
Mom, Am I Barbarian?, The 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
NO BORDERS: Contemporary art in a globalised world, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery curated by Jeremy Lewison, Bristol, United Kingdom
Re:emerge, towards a new cultural cartography, Sharjah Biennale 11, Sharjah, UAE 
Selections: Territories of Change, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

2012 
Contemporary Asian Art: Texas Connections, Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, Texas
Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art, Museum of Art and Design, New York
Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Islamic Art Museum, Doha, Qatar
Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China
New Prints 2012/Summer, Selected by Shahzia Sikander, IPCNY, New York
Shahzia Sikander and Jenny Holzer, Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
The 2nd Mardin Biennial, Mardin, Turkey
The Annual 2012, National Academy Museum, New York
Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

2011 
Future Pass: From Asia to the World, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Power of Doubt, Curated by Hou Hanru, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China 
Patria o Libertad! On Patriotism, Immigration and Populism, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada

2010 
By Day, By Night, some (special) things a museum can do, Rockbund Museum, Shanghai, China
From MAXXI’s collections of art and architecture, MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome, Italy
Monumental ‘Miniatures’: Large-scale Paintings from India and the Holy Artwork, Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
Space, Transformation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Video Art: Replay : Part 2: Everyday Imaginary, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2009 
A Decade of Contemporary American Printmaking: 1999-2009, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Animamix Biennial: Visual Attract and Attack, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencià, Spain
It’s fine as long as you draw but don’t film, Pilar Corrias, London, United Kingdom 
Moving Perspectives: Shahzia Sikander and Sun Xun, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.
One Image May Hide Another: Arcimboldo-Dali-Raetz, Galeries Nationals du Grand Palais, Paris, France
Something About Mary, Gallery Met, New York
Taswir: Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernity, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany 
The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial, Fukuoka, Japan
Significant and Insignificant Events, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

2008 
Demons, Yarns & Tales, The Dairy, London, United Kingdom; The Loft, Miami, Florida 
ev+a 2008 too early for vacation, Limerick, Ireland
International Triennial of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
Order. Desire. Light. : An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawings, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Perverted by Theater, apexart, New York
The Big Bang, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome, Italy

2007 
Cosmologies, James Cohan Gallery, New York
Delicatessen, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
Don’t Look: Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna’s Collection (Martina Yamin, class of 1958), Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Fantasmagoria, Dibujo en movimiento, Fundacion ICO, Madrid, Spain 
Global Feminisms, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Hammer Contemporary Collection Part II, Hammer Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
In Wonderland, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
New Media/New Materials: Highlights in Contemporary Art from the Fabric Workshop Museum, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Not For Sale, PS1, Long Island City, New York
Take 2: Women Revisiting Art History, SFMoMA, San Francisco, California; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California
The Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom 
Timer: Intimita/Intimacy, Triennale Bosvisa, Milan, Italy

2006 
5th Taipei Biennial: Dirty Yoga, Taipei, Taiwan
Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,
Massachusetts
JaGGy-edge, The Traveling Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Nuevos Misticos/New Mystics, Instituto Cabrera Pinto, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain 
Since 2000: Printmaking Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York 
The Quiet in The Land, National Museum, Luang Prabang, Laos
Video Venice, Adelaide Festival of the Arts, Adelaide, Australia
Without Boundary: Seventeen ways of Looking, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2005 
Always a little further, curated by Rosa Martinez, 51st International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Beyond East and West: Seven Transnational Artists, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
Drawing Narrative, College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio
Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now, The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York
New Work/ New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Zeitsprunge Raumfolgen, IFA: Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin, Germany

2004 
Along the X-Axis: Video Art from India and Pakistan, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi, India
Anywhere but here, Seven artists, Permanent Commissions for Barts, United Kingdom
Artists & Prints: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, Part 1, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Beyond East and West, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Champaign, Illinois; Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
First International Biennial of Contemporary Art-The joy of my dreams, Charterhouse of Santa Maria de las Cuevas, Seville, Spain
The Print Show, Exit Art, New York
Through Master’s Eyes, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California 
Watercolor Worlds, Dorsky Gallery, New York

2003 
Aliens in America: Others in the USA, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire
Drawing the World: Masters to Hipsters, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 
Poetic Justice, The 8th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

2002 
AOP 2002: The 37th Art on Paper Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, MoMA PS1, Queens, New York
Time/Frame, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas 
Urgent Painting, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, Paris, France

2001 
ARS 01, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Conversations with Traditions, Nilima Sheikh and Shahzia Sikander, Asia Society, New York; Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont; Royal Museum of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Elusive Paradise: The Millennium Prize, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada 
Expanding Tradition: Contemporary Works Influenced by Indian Miniatures, Deutsche Back Lobby Gallery, New York
New Artists, Recent Works, Rhotas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
New Works: 01.1 Rivane Neuenschwander, Shahzia Sikander, Tony Villejo, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas 
Threads of Vision: Toward a New Feminine Poetics, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2000 
00, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Drawing on the Figure: Works on paper of the 1990s from the Manilow Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Greater New York, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, New York
Projects 70, Museum of Modern Art, New York
The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000, Part II, 1950-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1999 
Art Worlds in Dialogue, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Beyond the Future: The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Negotiating Small Truths, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
The 3rd Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT3), GOMA/Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1998 
Cinco continentes y una ciudad: Salón internacional de pintura, Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Mexico
Global Vision: New Art from the 90s, Part II, Deste Foundation, Center for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
I Love New York, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
On Liberating Tradition: Byron Kim, Yinka Shonibare and Shahzia Sikander, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
On the Wall: Shahzia Sikander, William Kentridge, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri
Pop Surrealism, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

1997 
7th Bienal Internacional de Escultura E Desenho, Caldas de Rainha, Portugal
Out of India: Contemporary Art of the South Asian Diaspora, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York
Selections Spring 1997, The Drawing Center, New York
The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa
Three Great Walls, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California

1995 
An Intelligent Rebellion, Women Artists of Pakistan, Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, Bradford, United Kingdom
Core Fellows Exhibition 

1996
Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston

1994 
A Selection of Contemporary Paintings from Pakistan, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California

Selected Public Installations and Commissions

2020
Mary-Am, Public Installation, Mid-Town Park, Houston, Texas

2016
Disruptions as Rapture, Public Installation, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada
Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector and Quintuplet-Effect, Permanent Campus Commission, Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building and Louis A. Simpson International Building, Princeton University, NJ

2015 
Gopi Contagion, Times Square Arts: Midnight Moment, Times Square, New York

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