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Sean Kelly Announces Representation of Shahzia Sikander

New York—Sean Kelly gallery is delighted to announce that it now represents internationally acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander.

Sikander's pioneering practice takes classical Indo-Persian miniature painting as its point of departure and challenges the strict formal tropes of the genre by experimenting with scale and various forms of new media. Informed by South Asian, American, Feminist and Muslim perspectives, Sikander has developed a unique, critically charged approach to this time-honored medium––employing its continuous capacity for reinvention to interrogate ideas of language, trade and empire, and migration. Sikander's innovative work led to her meteoric rise internationally in the mid-nineties with survey exhibitions at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (1998), the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (1998), the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (1999), and the Whitney Museum of American Art (2000). 

For more information, please contact Hannah Gompertz,, +1 212 202 3402.

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