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Nov 19, 2008

Location: Department of Art and Art History Auditorium, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Speaker: Shahzia Sikander, Artist-in-Residence

Shahzia Sikander’s art responds to the tradition of Indo-Persian miniature painting with wit, irony, and paradox. Over the course of her career, she has used a variety of media, including drawing, large-scale wall installations, animation and video, to expand its canon. She appropriates its serene surface design, and introduces mythology and imagery drawn from a variety of cultures. There is no single story or single moral in her work. Instead, she narrates a world full of possibility.

Ms. Sikander received her training in Lahore, Pakistan. She has had several solo exhibitions and has been included in a number of important group shows, including Global Feminisms (2007), the Taipei Biennial (2006), and the Venice Biennale (2005). She has won recognition for her work from the South Asian Women's Creative Collective. She was appointed a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2006, and was a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship from 2007-2011. Shahzia Sikander was a Shangri La Artist-in-Residence from November 14-30, 2008.

Co-sponsored by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Department Intersections Program.

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