Shahzia Sikander Speaking at 2017 Islamic Art Symposium

Shahzia Sikander will be one of many speakers at the 7th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art on Nov. 2-4 in Richmond, Virginia.

Sikander is a Pakistani-­American artist best known for contemporizing the traditional Indo­-Persian discipline of miniature painting. Her work includes digital animation, video, performance, large­-scale murals, installation, projection, and works on paper. Her work is among the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Whitney Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Palazzo Grassi in Venice, the Kiran­Nader Museum in India, MAXXI National Museum of 21st­ Century Arts in Rome, the Walker Art Center, the Princeton Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art among others. Sikander is the recipient of Asia Society’s award for significant contribution to contemporary art, the Medal of Art from the US State Department, the DAAD Berliner, the Medal of Excellence from Government and State of Pakistan, the Louis Comfort Tiffany award, the Joan Mitchell award and the MacArthur “genius” grant.

See the entire list of speakers on the Islamic Art Symposium website.

Attending the symposium? Don’t forget to use the tag #IslamicArt2017 on social.

The symposium is a collaboration between VCUarts, VCUarts Qatar and the Qatar Foundation.

Photo: Shahzia Sikander, Still from Parallax, 2013 – 2015. Multi-Media work with original score. Courtesy of the artist.


October 11, 2017