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Residencies

Shangri La hosts artists, cultural producers and thought leaders from around the world in its immersive residency program. Museum curators collaborate with participants to develop new work, deepen community engagement and demonstrate Shangri La’s connection to local and global conversations and concerns. Shangri La’s Residencies are an invite-only experience managed by the museum's curatorial team.

Current & upcoming residencies

  • Residency

    Abdul Matin Malikzada

    Abdul Matin Malikzada is a seventh-generation potter from Istalif, Afghanistan - a celebrated epicenter of ceramic production in the country's east. During his residency, Malikzada will begin work on two unique ceramics for Shangri La.

    January 21, 2023 - January 28, 2023

Past residencies

  • residency

    Abdul Matin Malikzada

    Abdul Matin Malikzada is a seventh-generation potter from Istalif, Afghanistan - a celebrated epicenter of ceramic production in the country's east. During his residency, Malikzada will begin work on two unique ceramics for Shangri La.

    January 21, 2023 - January 28, 2023

    residency

    Abdul Matin Malikzada

    Abdul Matin Malikzada is a seventh-generation potter from Istalif, Afghanistan - a celebrated epicenter of ceramic production in the country's east. During his residency, Malikzada will begin work on two unique ceramics for Shangri La.

    January 21, 2023 - January 28, 2023

  • residency

    Zeshan B

    Zeshan Bagewadi, known professionally as Zeshan B, is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and recording artist from Chicago, Illinois. His signature style is combining classic funk and soul sounds with lyrics that pay tribute to his South Asian roots.

    July 5, 2022 - July 10, 2022

    residency

    Zeshan B

    Zeshan Bagewadi, known professionally as Zeshan B, is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and recording artist from Chicago, Illinois. His signature style is combining classic funk and soul sounds with lyrics that pay tribute to his South Asian roots.

    July 5, 2022 - July 10, 2022

  • residency

    Jordan Nassar

    Jordan Nassar’s art practice uses a variety of materials to explore concepts of heritage and homeland. Across multimedia installations that have included hand-embroidery, wood inlay and glass, Nassar celebrates Palestinian identity, diaspora and belonging.

    July 3, 2022 - November 6, 2022

    residency

    Jordan Nassar

    Jordan Nassar’s art practice uses a variety of materials to explore concepts of heritage and homeland. Across multimedia installations that have included hand-embroidery, wood inlay and glass, Nassar celebrates Palestinian identity, diaspora and belonging.

    July 3, 2022 - November 6, 2022

  • residency

    Ayodele Drum and Dance

    Chicago-based performing artist collective Ayodele Drum and Dance was featured in a Shangri La Residency from February 14-23, 2020. “Ayodele” is a Yoruba word that means “joy in the home” and the sister-circle collective of performing artists fosters community from a feminine perspective through diasporic African drum and dance, using the artform to heal, educate and motivate in an unending circle firmly rooted in joy.

    February 14, 2020 - February 23, 2020

    residency

    Ayodele Drum and Dance

    Chicago-based performing artist collective Ayodele Drum and Dance was featured in a Shangri La Residency from February 14-23, 2020. “Ayodele” is a Yoruba word that means “joy in the home” and the sister-circle collective of performing artists fosters community from a feminine perspective through diasporic African drum and dance, using the artform to heal, educate and motivate in an unending circle firmly rooted in joy.

    February 14, 2020 - February 23, 2020

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