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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.

 

Current and Upcoming Artists-in-Residence at Shangri La

Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed

Faig Ahmed is an internationally-recognized artist from Baku, Azerbaijan known for his conceptual works utilizing traditional decorative craft reimagined as contemporary sculptural artworks.

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Alsarah & the Nubatones

Alsarah & the Nubatones

Alsarah & the Nubatones were born out of many dinner conversations between Alsarah and Rami El Aasser about nubian ‘songs of return’, modern migration patterns and the cultural exchanges between Sudan and Egypt.

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Sree Sreenivasan

Sree Sreenivasan

Sree Sreenivasan is a digital media professional and consultant for nonprofits, corporations, startups and executives.

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Bahia Shehab

Bahia Shehab

Bahia Shehab is a Lebanese-Egyptian artist, designer and historian. Her artwork has been on display in exhibitions, galleries and streets internationally and was featured in the 2015 documentary, Nefertiti’s Daughters.

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Abdul-Rehman Malik

Abdul-Rehman Malik

Abdul-Rehman Malik is an award winning London-based journalist, educator and cultural organizer.

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Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who the NY Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.”

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Amirah Sackett

Amirah Sackett

Amirah Sackett is an internationally recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and teacher.

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Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh

Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh

Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh, hosts of the podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, discuss the good and the bad of being an American Muslim Women with thought-provoking humor.

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