Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities

  • October 2, 2020 through January 24, 2021
  • RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island
Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander is internationally celebrated for bringing Indo-Persian miniature-painting traditions into dialog with contemporary art practice. This exhibition tracks the first 15 years of this artistic journey, from her groundbreaking deconstruction of miniature painting in Pakistan to the development of a new personal vocabulary at the Rhode Island School of Design, her expanded explorations around identity as a Core fellow at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and her global outlook during her first years in New York, during which Sikander created open-ended narratives that have sustained her work as one of the most significant artists working today.
Shahzia Sikander
"Web" by Shahzia Sikander, 2002.

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