2020
In Conversation with Christiane Gruber
, ”The Praiseworthy One: Devotional Images of the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Traditions”, Rutgers University, New Jersey, January 31, 2020

2019
In Conversation with Zehra Jumabhoy and Sadia Abbas,  “Myths, Memories and Miniatures: The Art of Shahzia Sikander” by the Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute or Art, London, November 6, 2019
Artist Talk, “Community Associates Guest Artist Program: Shahzia Sikander” at Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, April 30, 2019
Artist Talk, “Gender and Globalization in Contemporary Visual Art” at New York University Abu Dhabi, April 10, 2019

2018
Panel Discussion, "Lahore as Palimpsest: Exploring the Mughal Aesthetics and Progression to Progressive Artists," Lahore Literary Festival, Asia Society New York, May 11, 2018
Keynote Address, "Multicultural Past and Our Future," Visual Cultures of Islamic Cosmopolitanism: Eodiah Symposium, Dallas Museum of Art, May 5, 2018
Artist Talk, Lahore College for Women University, March 30, 2018
Artist Talk, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, March 28, 2018
Shahzia Sikander in Discussion, Lahore Biennial 01, Baithak, Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan, March 23, 2018
In conversation with Jonathan Santlofer, "It Occurs to Me That I Am America," University of Vermont, Burlington, February 13, 2018
‚ÄčReading, "Selected Shorts: It Occurs to Me That I am America," Symphony Space, New York, February 7, 2018

2017
Panel Discussion
, "Tell Me Something Good: A Roundtable With the Brooklyn Rail," Strand Books, New York, November 13, 2017 
In conversation with Sadia Abbas, moderated by Richard Davis, "Lahore on My Mind," Bard Graduate Center, New York, November 10, 2017
Artist talk, "The Future of Indo-Persian Miniature Painting Tradition," Islamic Art: Past Present and Future, 7th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, November 4, 2017
Artist Talk, ConferenceThe Art of Independence: Visions of the Past and Future in India and Pakistan, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, October 2017
Artist Lecture, 2017 Ward Lucas Lecture in the Arts, Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton University, October 6, 2017
Artist talk, Presented by the Aga Khan Museum and the Toronoto Ismaili Centre, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada, September 30, 2017
Artist Talk, "Apparatus of Power," as part of Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York University, September 25, 2017
Artist tour and talk, "Shahzia Sikander: Parallax," Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii, May 2, 2017
In conversation with David Joselit, The Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, April 20, 2017
Artist Talk and Opening ReceptionPrinceton University, April 8, 2017

2016
Artist talk, "Shahzia Sikander: Art as Consciousness," The Mark and Mary Goff Fiterman Lecture Series, Minneapolis Institute of Art, September 8, 2016
Gail Silver Memorial Lecture, Rhode Island School of Design, October 19, 2016
Panel discussion with Eleanor Heartney and Pepe Karmel, "Globalizaing Modernism," KentPresents, 2016

2015
Parsons Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Parsons University, New York, December 2, 2015
Lecture, "Shahzia Sikander: Moving Miniatures," Visiting Artists and Scholars Committee Event, The George Washington University, Washington D.C., November 11, 2015
In conversation with Anne Pasternak, moderated by Arezoo Moseni, "Gopi-Contagion," Artist Dialogue Series Event, New York Public Library, October 21, 2015
Keynote Presentation and Dialogue, Tufts University Art Gallery, Boston, MA, October 15, 2015
Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s, An Art Book Series Event, New York Public Library, New York, April 29, 2015
Screening and Artist Talk in Conversation with curator Omar Kholeif, The Core Club, New York, hosted by Art21, March 2, 2015
Artist talk, 2015 Alfred Z. Solomon Residency Talk, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, February 5, 2015 


2014
In conversation with Unver Shafi, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, October 20, 2014
Artist talkUmea University, Sweden, May 18, 2014
Panel discussion with Alexandra Munroe and Jorge Daniel Veneciano, "Making and Unmaking the Global: A Symposium," City University of New York (CUNY), New York, April 25, 2014
Artist presentation, "The Blue Notes of Blues People," Carrie Mae Weems LIVE: Past Tense/Future Perfect at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, April 25, 2014
Artist talk, Teaching + Learning in Art + Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, April 15, 2014
Artist lecture, "The Collaborative Terrain of Drawing of Animation: The Works The Last Post, Pivot, and Parallax," Flordia Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, April 11, 2014
Artist talk, "Shahzia Sikander: Drawing Ideas," Penny Stamps Speaker Series, Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, April 3, 2014
In conversation with Rashid Rana, Nurjahan Akhlaq, and Simone Wille, Terrace Talks, Art Dubai, March 19, 2014
Speaker, Translations Symposium, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, March 7-8, 2014
Artist talk, DRAW2014 Symposium, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, February 27-March 1, 2014
In conversation with John Zarobell, "The World in Miniature," Lahore Literary Festival, Lahore, Pakistan, February 21, 2014

2008
Artist-in-Residence Lecture, Manoa Art Department Intersections Program, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, November 19, 2008

2007
In conversation with curator Rachel Kent,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Australia, November 28, 2007

Teaching History

Shahzia Sikander has led numerous teaching seminars over the past 20 years. She has worked with graduate students internationally. The importance of teaching and engaging with the next generation of young artists and students is critical in its capacity to open up pathways for dialogue and discussion. Her contributions to the on-going dialogue about the local/global and cultural implications of artistic practice began in the 1990s with her role as a teacher in Pakistan and the US. She taught miniature painting at the National College of Arts, Lahore in 1992 and the winter session on miniature painting at Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. While in residency at the Glassel School of Art, Houston in 1995-97, Sikander taught classes at the school. She has done extended visits and worked with graduate students at Columbia University and Brooklyn College.

Sikander has conducted teaching seminars and workshops at World Economic Forum Davos, Duke University, Nasher Museum, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Anderson Ranch, Skowhegan, National College of Arts Lahore, American University Rome, Fukuoka Art Museum Japan, MCA Sydney, Tokyo University of the Arts, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Oberlin College, Brown University, Yale University, Curatorial Center at Bard University, Princeton University, Cooper Union, New York University, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Whitney Museum, Asia Society, New York, Museum of Art and Design, New York, School of Visual Arts, New York, New School, New York, Jewish Museum, New York, Parsons, Pratt Institute, 92nd Street Y New York, New York Studio School, CUNY Queens College, Purchase College, SUNY New Palz, CUNY City College, Montclair State University, Rutgers University, University of Pennsylvania, Moore College of Art and Design, Fabric Workshop Museum, Temple University, Muhlenberg College, UCLA, University of San Diego, UC San Jose, UC Irvine, Hammer Museum, Otis College of Art and Design, San Diego Museum of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Mills College of Art, Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco, SFMoMA, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, University of Hawaii, Seattle Art Museum, Chicago Art Institute, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Colorado Boulder, Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland State University, Ohio State University Columbus, University of Akron, Washington University Saint Louis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Brigham Young University, Boston University, School of the Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Brandeis University, Bowdoin College, Vermont College of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut, Philip Johnson Glass House, Wellesley College, Dartmouth College, Smith College, Maryland Art Institute, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Freer Sackler Smithsonian, Virginia Commonwealth University, Kentucky School of Art, Louisiana State University, University of Houston, University of Texas Austin, Glassel School of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

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