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Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale Ocula Conversation Sandrine Colard on the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the largest Francophone nation in Africa with vast resources and nearly 80 million inhabitants, is a place where commodities play a vital role in the national economy and the country's significance on the world stage. This is the context from which the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale (24 October–24 November...

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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline Ocula Report
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52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS Symposium Brings Ideas Offline 13 Dec 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

From 20 to 21 July 2019, Artspace Sydney held a two-day symposium that brought artists in conversation with leading curators, writers, activists, academics, diplomats, and journalists from across Asia. The symposium was the final chapter of the 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS exhibition, publication, website, and Instagram project. Instigated and...

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We Are Our Infrastructure, Argues Newly Announced Shanghai Biennale Chief Curator Ocula News We Are Our Infrastructure, Argues Newly Announced Shanghai Biennale Chief Curator 13 December 2019

The Power Station of Art will make a fitting location for Andrés Jaque, whose past projects expose the politics concealed by buried pipes and managed cables. Spanish architect, writer, and curator Andrés Jaque has been named the chief curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale, which will take place at the Power Station of Art (PSA) from 13 November...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy. Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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b. 1969, Pakistan

Shahzia Sikander Biography

Shahzia Sikander is a Pakistani national, born in Lahore.  Working in drawing, painting, animation, installation, and video, Sikander’s work employs ideas that are often subversive and polemical in nature.  Her process-based work is concerned with examining the forces at stake in contested cultural and political histories. 

Shahzia Sikander Featured Artworks

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Adrienne Rich: Prospective Immigrants Please Note by Shahzia Sikander contemporary artwork
Shahzia SikanderAdrienne Rich: Prospective Immigrants Please Note, 2019 Ink and gouache on paper
40.6 x 29.2 cm
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Adrienne Rich: I Dream I’m the Death of Orpheus by Shahzia Sikander contemporary artwork
Shahzia SikanderAdrienne Rich: I Dream I’m the Death of Orpheus, 2019 Ink and gouache on paper
40.6 x 29.2 cm
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Adrienne Rich: Cartographies of Silence by Shahzia Sikander contemporary artwork
Shahzia SikanderAdrienne Rich: Cartographies of Silence, 2019 Ink and gouache on paper
40.6 x 29.2 cm
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Portrait of Adrienne Rich: Diving into the Wreck by Shahzia Sikander contemporary artwork
Shahzia SikanderPortrait of Adrienne Rich: Diving into the Wreck, 2019 Ink and gouache on paper
40.6 x 29.2 cm
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Zarina by Shahzia Sikander contemporary artwork
Shahzia SikanderZarina, 2018 Glass mosaic
159 x 111 cm
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The Perennial Gaze by Shahzia Sikander contemporary artwork
Shahzia SikanderThe Perennial Gaze, 2018 Glass mosaic mounted on plywood in brass frame
178.4 x 109.9 cm
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Singing Sphere I by Shahzia Sikander contemporary artwork
Shahzia SikanderSinging Sphere I, 2014 Ink, gouache, gold leaf on paper
228.6 x 152.4 cm
Pilar Corrias Enquire about this work

Shahzia Sikander Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, MIXTAPE 2016 at Pilar Corrias, London
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22 February–11 March 2016 Group Exhibition MIXTAPE 2016 Pilar Corrias, London

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Shahzia Sikander In Ocula Magazine

Shahzia Sikander Ocula Conversation Shahzia Sikander

From being the first in a pioneering group of artists who breathed new life into the ossified tradition of Mughal-era miniature painting, Shahzia Sikander has left a trail in gouache across genres and cultures, gathering an astonishing number of accolades along the way. Still smiling from what looked to be an exhilarating exhibit of her animation...

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Shahzia Sikander In Related Press

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SHAHZIA SIKANDER AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Related Press SHAHZIA SIKANDER AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Asian Art Newspaper : 1 May 2017

Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander (b 1969) has created and installed two site-specific installations commissioned by Princeton University's funding for campus art by living artists. Quintuplet Effect , a painting on glass, and Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector , a glass, ceramic, and marble mosaic, each continue Sikander's exploration of...

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'I'm not a journalist': Pakistani neo-miniaturist Imran Qureishi Related Press 'I'm not a journalist': Pakistani neo-miniaturist Imran Qureishi Art Radar Journal : 30 January 2017

Imran Qureshi was born in 1972 and grew up in Hyderabad, Sindh Province before settling in Lahore, where he is still based. Soft-spoken, thoughtful and deeply engaged with the sociopolitical context of his country, Qureshi talks to Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen in a revealing video for the Louisiana Channel, focusing on his exhibition Idea of...

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In conversation with Shahzia Sikander Related Press In conversation with Shahzia Sikander Brooklyn Rail : 2 November 2016

Since moving to the U.S. from Pakistan in the mid-’90s, Shahzia Sikander has pushed through boundaries corroded by decades of multiculturalist rhetoric with an artistic practice that reimagines the connections between Eastern experiences and Western perspectives. Sikander is best known for her early mastery of Indo-Persian miniaturist...

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Frieze Art Fair: nostalgia and discovery Related Press Frieze Art Fair: nostalgia and discovery Aesthetica : 21 October 2016

With Frieze director Victoria Siddall describing this year’s fair as having a 'sense of discovery', the plethora of art to be found at Frieze London 2016 offered endless opportunities of exploration. The fair experience surpassed the walls of gallery booths, with artistic endeavours revealed across the curated programme of talks and...

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