Gender and Globalization in Contemporary Visual Art


WHEN April 10, 2019
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

This program features the work of renowned feminist visual artist Shahzia Sikander. As an artist that hails from the Pakistani diaspora, Sikander’s work engages multiple national and transnational frames simultaneously, drawing attention to the imbrication of race, class, gender, and religion. The artist’s talk is followed by a panel discussion featuring noted art curators and historians Salwa Mikdadi (NYU Abu Dhabi) and Atteqa Ali (Zayed University, College of Art and Animation) who situate Sikander's work in the context of contemporary visual art in the region.

  • Shahzia Sikander, Award-Winning Visual Artist, Individuals
  • Salwa Mikdadi, Associate Professor Practice of Art History, NYUAD
  • Atteqa Ali, Associate Professor of Art History, Zayed University
  • Maya Allison, Galleries Executive Director and Chief Curator, NYUAD
Moderated by
  • Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Professor of English, Montclair State University; Visiting Professor, Department of Arts & Humanities, NYUAD
  • Gayatri Gopinath, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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