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Artists in Residence

Shangri La hosts invited artists in residence whose work is related to, and advances the study and understanding of Islamic arts and cultures. Selected artists pursue their own creative work and present public programs such as lectures, workshops and performances.  Artists are invited based on professional qualifications and achievements, how closely the artist’s work compliments Shangri La’s mission, and the suitability of Shangri La for the artist’s activity.

 

Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye is an award-winning Palestinian-American author and poet.

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Azra Aksamija

Azra Aksamija

Azra Aksamija is an award-winning artist, architectural historian, and assistant professor of the arts at MIT's Art, Culture and Technology Program.

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Cristal Chanelle Truscott

Cristal Chanelle Truscott

Dr. Cristal Chanelle Truscott is a playwright, director, and ensemble artist, who creates Neo-Spirituals through “soulwork," the comprehensive theatre-making practice she developed from African American performance traditions and aesthetics.

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Jen Shyu

Jen Shyu

Jen Shyu is an experimental jazz vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, producer, and Fulbright scholar.

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Garin Nugroho

Garin Nugroho

Nugroho is an award-winning Indonesian filmmaker. His work has been showcased at major film festivals worldwide, including Cannes, Venice and Berlin.

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Rianto

Rianto

Rianto is an Indonesian dancer, choreographer and director of Dewandaru Dance Company of Tokyo. In 2009, he was chosen to perform during the inaugural ceremony of President-elect Barack Obama.

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