Loss, Longing, Belonging: Shahzia Sikander’s Khorfakkan Series

Sikander’s photographs, initially taken in 2012, depict the ruin and desolation of a South Asian movie theater and its sole caretaker in Khorfakkan, Sharjah, and speak poignantly to the questions of home, displacement, belonging, and unbelonging that touch the lives of many South Asian migrants in the UAE.

March 7-December 22, 2023

Exhibitions at 19 Washington Square North

Since its opening in 2009, 19 WSN has hosted over 20 exhibitions featuring photography, painting, and works on paper in its multi-purpose Events Space. With a focus on connectivity to NYUAD, the exhibitions highlight research projects of faculty and researchers from across NYU's schools. It has also featured creative works by many leading artists.

Exhibitions may be accompanied by artist talks, scholarly panels, or lectures with support from the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute or a 19 Washington Square North Program Grant.

The NYUAD Art Gallery continues to be an integral thought partner in the annual planning of the curatorial program, and often facilitates bringing exhibitions from the Gallery or Project Space on Saadiyat Island to the New York campus.


Kerry Barrett, PhD
Associate Dean of Global Programs
Email: kerry.barrett@nyu.edu
Phone: +1 212-992-7928