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Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi Biography

Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi have collaborated in their art practice for over twenty years. One focus of their work is on questions of memory, borders, and identity in contemporary globalization. Another trajectory engages with the productive and creative capacities of urban informalities in the Global South. They draw from diverse archival, art historical, and media references, and work across a variety of mediums.

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Selected exhibitions include: Whitechapel Gallery, London (2010); Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2010); Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan (2012); Border Cultures: Part One (homes, land), Art Gallery of Windsor, Canada (2013); John Hartell Gallery, Cornell University (2005, 2015, 2018); Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2015 & 2018); Dhaka Art Summit (2016); Office of Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo (2017); Lahore Biennale 01 (2018); Havana Biennial (2019); and Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Kettle's Yard, Cambridge University (2019-20).

Iftikhar Dadi is the John H. Burris Professor in History of Art at Cornell University. He is the author of Lahore Cinema: Between Realism and Fable (2022), Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asia (2010) and the edited monograph Anwar Jalal Shemza (2015). He has co-edited Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space (2012); and Unpacking Europe: Towards a Critical Reading (2001). He has been a recipient of grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation and the Getty Foundation. He received his PhD from Cornell University.

Elizabeth Dadi is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI).

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Aasaar 2 by Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi contemporary artwork print
Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi Aasaar 2, 2010 Digital print on Diasec Mount
49.5 x 72.5 cm
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Tilism (House #2) by Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi contemporary artwork photography
Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi Tilism (House #2), 2018 Archival pigment print on diasec
124.4 x 94 cm
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Tilism (House #1) by Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi contemporary artwork photography
Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi Tilism (House #1), 2018 Archival pigment print on diasec
124.4 x 94 cm
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Tilism (Electric fan #1) by Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi contemporary artwork photography
Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi Tilism (Electric fan #1), 2018 Archival pigment print on diasec
124.4 x 94 cm
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Tilism (Dressing table #1) by Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi contemporary artwork photography, print
Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi Tilism (Dressing table #1), 2018 Archival pigment print on diasec
124.4 x 94 cm
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Tilism (Cassette player #2) by Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi contemporary artwork photography
Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi Tilism (Cassette player #2), 2018 Archival pigment print on diasec
124.4 x 94 cm
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Wonder, Urdu Film Series by Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi contemporary artwork photography
Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi Wonder, Urdu Film Series, 2009 C-Print, Diasec
50.8 x 63.5 cm
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Neolith (Metal Man) by Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi contemporary artwork ceramics
Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi Neolith (Metal Man), 2018 High-fired ceramic with gunmetal glaze
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