Skip to Content

Shahzia Sikander

Drawing Ideas


Thursday, April 3, 2014
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
Watch Video

Shahzia Sikander is best known for her experimentation with the formal constructs of Indo-Persian miniature painting through video, animation, murals and collaboration with other artists. Underpinning the work is also Sikander’s interest in paradox, societies in flux, and formal and visual disruption as a means to cultivate new associations. She has received the Medal of Art by US Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton (2012), John D. and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation Achievement Genius’ award, (2006) and the National Pride of Honor by the Pakistani Government (2005). In 2006, the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland appointed Sikander as a Young Global Leader. 

With support from the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the India in the World Theme Semester and in conjunction with the exhibition, Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art”, on view at UMMA January 25 — May 42014.


Content Notice

In accordance with the University of Michigan’s Standard Practice Guidelines on Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression, the Penny Stamps Speaker Series does not censor our speakers or their content. The content provided is intended for adult audiences and does not reflect the views of the University of Michigan or Detroit Public Television.