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.
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
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
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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