b. 1969, Lahore
Lives and works in New York
Shahzia Sikander’s practice creates critical dialogues between Indo-Persian miniature painting tradition, popular culture, mythology and contemporary theory. Her intricately detailed drawings, paintings, videos, installations and animations often deconstruct and resituate notions of gender, sexuality, religion, cultural identity, colonial and post-colonial histories.
The cypress, despite its freedom, remains captive to the garden (2012)