Born 1969, Lahore, Pakistan. Lives and works in New York City.
Shahzia Sikander received an M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design, and a B.F.A. from National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan. Sikander's numerous solo exhibition include 51 Ways of Looking, Brent Sikkema New York, NY (2005); Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA (2005); Shahzia Sikander: Nemesis, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, and Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2004); Shahzia Sikander: Flip Flop, The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (2004); Drawing to Drawing, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California (2003); Intimacy, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas (2001); Acts of Balance, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York (2000); Directions: Shahzia Sikander, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (1999); and Shahzia Sikander, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1998). Participation in recent group exhibitions includes New Work/ New Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2005); Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now, The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York, NY (2005); First International Biennial of Contemporary Art-The joy of My Dreams, Charterhouse of Santa Maria de las Cuevas, Seville, Spain (2004); Through Master's Eyes, LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2004); Beyond East and West, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois (2004, traveling); Poetic Justice, Eighth International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2003); and Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, Museum of Modern Art, Queens, New York (2002).
The World Economic Forum and The Forum of Young Global Leaders recently named Shahzia Sikander to its group of Young Global Leaders, and international group of "exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future" charged with the mission to "identify the dynamics and complexities of future industrial and social developments so that a shared vision for a better world in 2020 can emerge."